Come-from-behind kids beat Rebels PDF Print E-mail

The come-from-behind kids, the Minneota Vikings rallied from as much as seven points down to sweep Murray County Central, 3-0 in the volleyball opener Tuesday night.

Minneota won the first game 25-22 despite trailing as much as 13-5.

In the second contest they were down 11-4 before rallying to win, 25-21.

The final game was much easier as the Vikings began to get their back-row digs and passes together behind Leibro Kelsey Hennen and Sam Hennen to take the final game easily, 25-13.

The tide turned for good during the middle of the second game when Ashlynn Muhl took over the middle of the game and pounded five hits to lead her team back from a 14-12 deficit into a 23-20 lead that eventually was won when Muhl slapped the final point across the net.

"We had the first game jitters and we came out better the second game," said Muhl.

"As we get going, we get a lot stronger," Muhl added.

During one stretch in the first game Kelsey Hennen served her team back from a 13-7 deficit with nine straight points and a 15-12 lead.

"I thought we came back really well," said Sam Hennen.

Leah Fadness played despite feeling ill and she contributed with solid play at the net.

Jenna Hennen was also timely with her hitting and late in the first game she had a couple of power smashes that sealed the first-game win for the Vikings.

Muhl had 13 kills for the Vikings with Sam Hennen, Jenna Hennen and Fadness adding five each. Setter Taya Kockelman had 32 set assists. At the net, Muhl and Kockelman had five ace blocks.

"Our defense is a lot better," and "blocking in general was good," added Sam Hennen.