Alma JV Places Third at Franklin Tournament

The Alma junior varsity volleyball team traveled to Franklin to play in a tournament including Franklin, Southern Valley, Wilcox, and Alma. For their first game, Alma play in the alternative gym against Franklin while Wilcox and Southern Valley played in the main gym. For the first set against Franklin, Alma led for most of the set but falling short ending the first set with a score of 24-26. Maloree Graf led the team in kills with six, she also had 21 assists, and one ace. Shiann Spady was behind her with three kills and Karri Christensen had two. Shiann and Maddie Ehrke led the team with, both having five.

For the second set, Maloree Graf led the team with kills again with four, with Shiann Spady with two. Shiann Spady had two aces. Kaitlyn and Maloree both served one ace. Maddie Ehrke led the team in digs with a total of six, with Shiann right behind with five. Shiann and Maddie both had three serve receive passes. Alma lost the second set 16-25 meaning they play in the tournament for third or fourth against Southen Valley.

The second game played was against Souther Valley. For the first set, Maloree led in kills with ten. Kaitlyn Cook and Karri Christensen both had two kills. Michelle Lujan led in aces with three. Maddie Ehrke, Shiann Spady, and Kaitlyn Cook all had one ace.  The girls ended the first set with a win, 25-18.

The next set was very close, ending it 25-23 with a win over Southern Valley, allowing the girls to place third. Graf had nine kills, Lujan with three, and Spady with two. The team had sex aces, each starter having one. Maddie Ehrke had seven digs, Karri and Maloree had five digs. The cardinals left Franklin with one loss and one win.

Article by Tiffany Wells

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