The Lady Bulldogs volleyball team suffered two recent losses. In their match against Tiospa Zina on October 26,  Milbank pushed the match to four sets,... Milbank Takes TZ to Four Sets; Falls to Top Roncalli Team
Freshman Rachel Schulte

The Lady Bulldogs volleyball team suffered two recent losses. In their match against Tiospa Zina on October 26,  Milbank pushed the match to four sets, but lost 3-1. They then battled top-seeded Aberdeen Roncalli on October 27,  but were defeated 3-0.

Milbank 1 vs. Tiospa Zina 3

Milbank started out hot against Tiospa Zina and soared ahead at 22-8. The Wambdi then took advantage of unforced errors by the Lady Bulldog to pull to within five points at 23-18. Milbank held on to take the first set at 25-20.
In the second set, Milbank trailed 18-22, but knotted up the score at 22-22 with two kills each by Rachel Schulte and Casside Seezs. Two hitting errors by Milbank gave TZ the 22-24 advantage before R. Schulte belted out another kill to cut the score to 23-24. TIospa Zina found open floor with a kill to take the second set at 23-25.

Milbank trailed most of the third set and fell 19-25. A tight match ensued in the fourth set with the score tied three times. The Lady Bulldogs fell behind at 13-18 until Seezs dropped in two aces to pull the score to 15-18. Tiospa Zina then went on a run by belting out six kills in the final seven points of the game to win 15-25.

Madi Thue led Milbank’s attack with 12 kills on 51-59 hitting, 11-13 serving, and 28 digs.  Rachel Schulte followed with 11 kills on 33-35 hitting, three digs, and one block. Seezs tallied eight kills on 26-27 hitting, two aces on 12-13 serving, and nine digs. Averie Engebretson added six kills with 29-30 hitting, three aces on 14-15 serving, 24 assists on 81-82 setting, nine digs, and one block. Siri Bien chipped in two kills on 28-33 hitting, 10-11 serving, and seven digs.

Jessica Van Peursem helped run the offense with 15 assists on 95-96 setting, two aces on 13-15 serving, 3-3 hitting, and 10 digs. Hallie Schulte led the defense with 28 digs. She also went 13-13 serving and 1-1 hitting. 
Other team leaders were:  Shelby Lee, 4-7 hitting; Joci McFarland, one kill on 1-1 hitting; Tatum Berry, three kills on 9-11 hitting, and Lindsey Mertens, 19 digs.

Milbank 0, Aberdeen Roncalli 3

Milbank faced top-seeded Aberdeen Roncalli Tuesday, October 27, and suffered a 3-0 loss on the road.  The Lady Bulldogs started out solid and the teams exchanged points until  the score was tied at 16-16. Unforced errors by Milbank gave the Lady Cavaliers the opening they were looking for and led to the Lady Bulldogs 17-25 first set loss. Roncalli’s top hitters then took charge and Milbank fell 10-25 and 10-25 to end the match.

R. Schulte led the Milbank offense with five kills on 8-15 hitting, one assist on 4-4 setting, and three digs. Thue followed with four kills on 13-15 hitting, one ace on 6-7 serving, seven digs, and one block. Seezs added four kills on 11-11 hitting, one ace on 5-6 serving, and two digs.

Engebretson ran the Lady Bulldog offense with eight assists on 26-26 setting, 5-6 serving, 7-10 hitting, and eight digs. Van Peursem went 13-14 setting, 6-7 serving, and had two digs. H. Schulte led the defense for Milbank with 15 digs. She was also  7-7 serving and 1-1 setting.

Other contributors were: Shelby Lee, 2-2 setting and 2-3 hitting; Joci McFarland, two assists on 2-2 setting, 2-3 serving, and three digs; Mertens, one assist on 1-1 setting and three digs, and Jenna Dexter, one dig.


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