The Lady Sting have been on a tear, last week they acheived their 14th win in a row when they played Lac qui Parle Valley. They won the first set 25-17, and kept building momentum from there. The Eagles scored 13 points in the second set and 11 in the third. YME played incredibly well defensivly, they had 51 total digs between the girls, as well as five blocks. Meeghen Dahlager lead with 27 kills and 13 digs, followed by Mackenzie Dyrdahl with 11 kills and 14 blocks.
Set 1 Y 25, L 17
Set 2 Y 25, L 13
Set 3 Y 25, L 11
Madison Hinz Kills 8-8-3, Serving 8-8-2, Digs 9, Set Assists 57-57-30
Jadyn Sakry Kills 8-8-2, Serving 0-1-0, Digs 2
Anayansi Flores Kills 6-7-4, Blocks 1
Meeghen Dahlager Kills 27-28-13, Serving 7-9-1, Digs 13, Blocks 2, Set Assists 4-4-1
Mackenzie Dyrdahl Kills 11-15-6, Serving 13-14-4, Digs 14, Blocks 1
Lily Jaenisch Serving 10-10-2, Digs 1
Abby Jaenisch Kills 1-1-0, Serving 11-12-2, Digs 8
Alli Steffen Kills 18-22-6, Serving 18-18-2, Digs 4, Blocks 1
The Sting faced the Jaguars Tuesday night. In the first set, Mackenzie Dyrdahl had an interesting kill where the ball traveled laterally along the top of the net before dropping. She also had some good serves, and make exceptional saves in the back row. Meeghen Dahlager make crucial spikes to get the serve back. RCW closed the score gap 16-14, but YME took a timeout and turned it around. Dyrdahl took over serving and helped YME win the set 25-17.
In the second set, Jadyn Sakry had a textbook spike to open the floor. YME built up a decent lead 12-5. RCW scored here and there, YME got up to 19-11 before the Jaguars called a timeout. Anayansi Flores had a solid spike to put the score 23-12, and hit a cross court kill to win the set 25-15.
In the third set, it was a very back and forth battle, the Sting were committing more errors, and RCW took the lead at 9-10. The YME and RCW crowds got into a back and forth cheer-off. The Jaguars had some solid blocks, putting the score at 13-17. Dahalger got the serve back twice with kills, but RCW was getting close to winning the set. Dyrdahl powered the ball through the RCW wall, but the Sting were down 19-23. Dahlager and Dyrdahl came through with powerful kills that kept finding the open corners, they tied the score 24-24, and repeated their precision to win the comeback set victory and the game 26-24.
Coach Fadness reported, “It’s impressive that we were down seven points and were able to come back when they were one point away in the third set. This is a good time in the season to realize we can push through and win a situation like that.” “Our girls are excited, they’re seeing their rank move up in State. I think it’s firing us up in the right way, we’ve been more focused and working harder in practice.”
“It was also senior night. Meeghen Dahlager brings a lot of energy and encouragement for us. She makes a lot of great plays, she makes smart decisions. It’s unusual for such tall kids to play all the way around but they both do such a great job with offense and getting the blocks and defense when we need it.” “Mackenzie Dyrdahl works her tail off. It’s tough being the middle. She picked up her defense and helped a lot getting our team where we are. It’s been fun, and I hope we’re not close to done yet.”
The Sting’s record climbed to 17-5 with this most recent win, a 15 game winning-streak.