Sandusky spikers hit the road

By Dave Fredrick
Tribune Recorder Leader

It was a busy day last Saturday for area teams as several took pat in the Marlette tournament, including Sandusky. The young Lady Redskin squad had mixed results, advancing to the Silver bracket before bowing out of the action.
Coach Angie Blank commented, “It was a roller coaster of a day for us. We played pretty well at times, and then not so well at other times. The girls continue to work on improving and are having fun.”
In pool play, Sandusky dropped two to Marlette by scores of 20-25 and 12-25 while splitting with NCTL champ Deckerville 25-16 and 22-25. They finished pool play with a record to 2-4 after splitting games with Lakers with scores of 27-26 and 14-25. In the Silver bracket, the Lady Redskins exited the tournament with a hard fought 20-25 and 24-26 setback to Capac.
Sophomore Callie Jacobson was a busy young lady for Sandusky, serving up 28 points (five aces) to go along with 21 assists. Leah Rourke tallied 14 points and six kills while Jess Kursinsky scored 10 points to go along with three kills an three digs. Katelyn Patterson had seven points and four kills, Haley Nelson connected on nine kills and had three blocks and back row player Ally Blank dug out 16 shots
In other action, Sandusky dropped a 20-25, 14-25, 10-25 decision to GTC-East foe Brown City last week. Mady Jansen tallied seven points, Patterson scored six points and Jacobson added four points. Jacobson had 12 assists while Blank and Jansen finished with six and five digs respectively. Nelson pounded four kills and had two blocks.
With the regular season drawing to a close, the Lady Redskins will soon be turning their attention to post season play when they entertain New Haven in a Class C district tournament game on Monday November 2.
It was a record setting performance by the Sandusky Redskin volleyball team last week when they took on Ubly in a GTC-East match. For the first time in 22 years, the Lady Redskins knocked off the Bearcats, needing four games to secure the win. Sandusky won by scores of 22-25, 25-14, 25-13 and 27-25.
“The girls played great,” said Coach Angie Blank. “It was the first time in 22 years that we beat them. The win gives us fourth place in the league. The girls have worked hard this season and have progressed nicely. We are hoping to carry the momentum in to districts next week.”
In the win over Ubly, Ally Blank led the way with 13 points while mady Jansen tallied 11 and Katelyn Patterson scored 10 points and had three aces. Callie Jacobson (three aces) and Jess Kursinsky chipped in with eight points apiece. Sophomore Haley Nelson dominated net play with 16 kills and two blocks while Jacobson finished with 20 assists and Jenna Franzel had 13 digs.

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