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Bulldog girls drop hard-fought match with SLSM, 3 - 1

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Aurelia's Stacie Glienke sets up up the ball as teammate Shaina Thevenin (5) gets ready to move into position during the Sept. 16th match with Storm Lake St. Mary's. Photo by Sarah Boldt
AURELIA - The Aurelia volleyball girls hosted Storm Lake St. Mary's in a Northwest Conference volleyball match here Tuesday certainly got their money's worth this night, as Aurelia won the first game 25-17, before St. Mary's came back to take the next three by scores of 21-25, 24-26, and 19-25.

The Bulldogs had 106 total playable digs on the night, with Ashley Anderson leading with 23, followed by Audrey Winterhof with 22 and Erin Laursen with 21. The team had 15 kills, led by Ashley Anderson with 6 and Audrey Winterhof with 5. Out of 82 total serves, the Bulldogs had 11 aces, with Lindsey Bruce and Ashley Anderson each having three, Shaina Thevenin and Erin Laursen two apiece and Stacie Glienke adding one. The team had only five errors in serving. The team had 15 blocks with Erin Laursen leading the team with six, followed by Ashley Anderson with five and Audrey Winterhof and Shaina Thevenin with two apiece.

Bulldog Coach Ann Dornack said, "I am proud of how far the girls have come and how hard they work at practice. Win or lose they are a great group of girls!"

Dornack also expressed disappointment with the lack of fan support for the team.

" Every Friday - win or lose - the crowd is there for football, so why not for volleyball? Tonight was 'pack the gym night' for the team, and let me tell you, it was not packed, or even full for that matter. We should take pride in our girls, come win or lose, and believe they can be the greatest. We need to have the community support and help cheer the girls on! Tonight I was very disappointed in the lack of support, and almost ashamed that we as a community have let the girls down."

The next chance for the home fans to show their support will be on Tuesday September 29, when the Bulldog girls host Laurens-Marathon. Support is certainly welcome on the road, too, and the girls also play in a tournament at Alton on Saturday September 26 and at Ruthven-Ayrshire on Monday September 28.

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