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Forum staff reports, Published November 20 2010

Central Cass rallies to win in ND Class B state volleyball consolation

MINOT, N.D. – Park River-Fordville-Lankin started strong. Central Cass finished strong.

The Squirrels rallied from a 2-0 deficit Friday to beat Park River-F-L 24-26, 22-25, 28-26, 27-25, 15-6 in the consolation semifinals of the North Dakota Class B high school volleyball tournament.

Central Cass dominated at the net with its size advantage, as the Squirrels held a 63-46 edge in kills and a 15-4 advantage in blocks. A quartet of CC hitters put up big numbers – 6-foot middle hitter Taylor Kraft had 12 kills and five blocks, 6-foot outside hitter Anna Morris had 10 kills and three blocks, 5-9 middle hitter Courtney Dixon had 10 kills and four blocks and 5-8 outside hitter Jenna Kost had a team-leading 15 kills and two blocks.

“I think we just decided to have some fun,” Central Cass coach Dana Stansbery said. “And winning is fun.”

PARK RIVER/FORDVILLE-LANKIN (kills-blocks-service aces): Larson 13-1-1 (37 digs), Myrdal 2-0-0 (35 assists), Ruzicka 9-0-0, Thompson 1-0-0, Myrdal 0-0-2, Lind 6-2-0, Johnson 15-1-2

CENTRAL CASS (kills-blocks-service aces): Weber 7-1-0 (32 digs), Camas 0-0-1, Kost 15-2-1, Voss 9-0-0 (30 assists), Dixon 10-4-0, Morris 10-3-0, Kraft 12-5-0

Beach 3, New Salem-Almont 0

Brittney Dietz had 11 kills and LaCee Vollum eight, leading Beach to a 25-13, 25-16, 25-18 win in the other consolation semifinal.

NEW SALEM-ALMONT (kills-blocks-service aces): Bueligen 0-0-1, Valleroy 0-1-0, Klingenstein 1-1-1, Heins 0-1-1 (4 assists), Blaisey Lennick 2-0-1, Bueligen 1-0-0 (4 assists), Wolf 11-0-0 (11 digs), Henke 0-1-0.

BEACH: Weinreis 6-1-1, Howard 2-1-2, Rising 5-0-0 (19 digs), Weinreis 1-0-2 (23 assists), Dietz 11-2-4, Vollum 8-7-0.