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College Volleyball: Warriors cruise past Riverland to earn 10th win

Ridgewater sophomore hitter Morgan Meyer, from Watkins, taps the ball in Game 3 on the way to 3 kills in 4 attempts during the Warriors’ victory over Riverland on Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

WILLMAR — The Ridgewater Lady Warriors sacked Riverland Community College 25-10, 25-20, 25-13 on Saturday afternoon to improve to 5-1 in the MCAC South and 10-4 overall.

“This was a great win in our conference home opener,” said Ridgewater College head coach Joe Sussenguth. “We were able to run our offense successfully [but] I’m concerned by our lack of discipline behind the service line. Fifteen misses is inexcusable. That’s too many points to give the other team.”

The win moves the Lady Warriors closer to qualifying for the regional tournament.

Ridgewater kill leaders against Riverland (1-4, 1-13) during its Homecoming match were Tracy Braaten with 9, Tegan VanMoer with 7 and Jen Puncochar and Hailey Osland with 5 each. Tiffany Karbo had 30 assists to launch the offense.

Karbo also supplied 3 kills in 3 hits and 2 ace serves.

Ridgewater 3, Riverland 0

Riverland (1-4, 1-13)       10 20 13

Ridgewater (5-1, 10-4)   25 25 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)


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Serving (aces): Jen Puncochar 1, Catie Sherman 1, Tiffani Karbo 2, Hailey Osland 1 …. Set assists: Karbo 30, Sherman 4 … Set assists: Karbo 30, Sherman 4 … Hitting: Puncochar 11-11-4, Aliz Katz 4-4-3, Taylor Sharpe 10-10-1, Morgan Meyer 3-4-3, Karbo 3-3-3, Osland 9-11-5, Tegan VanMoer 10-13-7, Catie Kluver 4-6-2, Amy Bolin 13-14-9 … Blocking (aces): Bolin 1 … Digs (5 or more): Sharpe 10, VanMoer 5