|Former Viking loses to her old team|
By Byron Higgin, Mascot Publisher
Dawson-Boyd Coach Ashley (Hennen) Dahl looked across the court at the opposing team.
She saw a familiar sight — the yellow and blue Minneota Vikings were staring back at her.
Dahl, a former Viking who helped Minneota to the state championship was pitting her squad, the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks, against her old team for the first time.
"A lot of memories came rolling back," she said after her squad lost to the No. 1 ranked team in the state, 25-15; 25-16 and 25-11.
After the game she was greeted by several Minneota friends who remember her years as a Viking.
But Tuesday night the past was of little help after a tough loss.
As for the Vikings, in the midst of a five-game week, with a game Monday night, a 3-0 win over Wabasso and the biggest game of the year Thursday at Canby, this was not a great night.
"Twenty missed serves," mumbled Minneota Coach Steph Hennen. Sarcastically she said, "I wonder what we're going to practice tomorrow night."
The 18-2 Vikings got 15 kills from Ashlynn Muhl. And by the time Sara Maeyaert ended the game with a resounding kill, the Vikings seemed ready to move on.
And move on they will — to the biggest game of the year at 7 p.m. Thursday at Canby against the 17-3 Lancers.
Serving: (No., good, aces) Kelsey Hennen 13-7-3; Taya Kockelman 7-4-1; Ashlynn Muhl 11-6-2; Jenna Hennen 17-15-1; Haylee Davis 15-14-0; Katelyn Kack 19-16-1.
Digs: K. Hennen 11, Kockelman 6, Muhl 2, J. Hennen 7, Davis 8, Kack 7.
Sets: Kockelman 24.
Kills: Kockelman 7, Rachel Cheadle 5, Muhl 15, J. Henne 4, Davis 4, Sara Maeyaert 7.
Minneota 3, Wabasso 0