Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The Kimball Cubs varsity volleyball team traveled to the 29th Annual Tournament of Roses Saturday, Sept. 18. The Cubs placed second at the tournament last year, and they hoped to improve on the 2009 finish.
During pool play, the Cubs faced Rockford and St. Paul Central. The Cubs started a bit slow, but swept the Rockets in two games, 28-26, 25-15. Following the win against the Rockets, the Cubs played St. Paul Central. The Cubs took the match in two games, 25-19, 25-20.
After going 2-0 in pool play, the Cubs were seeded #1 in the six-team tournament play-off. The Cubs received a bye in the first round. In the semi-final round, the Cubs faced Lester Prairie-Holy Trinity. After a slow start and loss in the first set, the Cubs took the next two. Scores were 16-25, 27-25, 15-10.
In the tournament championship, the Cubs played the Champlin Park Rebels, a rematch of last year's championship game. Unfortunately, the Cubs could not counter a taller Rebel front row. Game scores were 13-25, 14-25.
Senior middle-hitter Shannon Donnay and setter Rachel Arnold were named to the all-tournament team, which is selected by the coaches of the opposing teams. Donnay had 25 kills and 21 digs for the day. Arnold recorded 53 set assists and served 38-39 with nine ace serves. Stephanie Konz added 20 kills. Senior defensive specialist Heidi Lochen had 27 digs; freshman defensive specialist Lexi Rose had 17 digs.