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Midway Vikings Take Second at Midway Invitational Tourney
October 1, 2013Cass Midway High School
By Raelynn Goddard
The Midway Lady Vikings hosted the 13th annual Midway Invitational Volleyball tournament Saturday, Sept. 28. The Lady Vikings took second place, only losing one game on the day. KC Lutheran came out on top, knocking Barstow out in the semi-final game, then beating the Vikings in two in the championship. Despite the loss, the Vikings were satisfied with a much better showing against KC Lutheran than they had in the previous Thursday’s game.
Coach Chamberlin said, "Saturday was great for us as we came out strong and played the most consistent we've had all season. We had really worked on our blocking the day before at practice, and our front row really applied that on Saturday as we had a total of 41 blocks as a team on Saturday. We had some great rallies and big plays for us, and that has really motivated these girls to push themselves into the last half of our season. "
For the first game of the day, the Vikings faced KC Christian, winning 25-7 and 25-6.
The next game in pool play the lady Vikings played the Jasper Eagles, winning 25- 12 and 25-7.
The Lady Vikings’ final game in pool play resulted in a 25-18 and 25-21 win over Barstow. See individual stats for these games at maxpreps.com.
The Vikings took first in their pool with a 3-0 record, and faced the Lakeland Vikings for the quarterfinal bracket match. Midway won 25-6 and 25-7.
In the quarterfinal game, Midway had a team total of 17 kills. Laine Mills led with 4, Emily Aksamit and Jessica Owens had 3 each, Megan O’Brien and Miranda Dahman had 2 each, and Kasey Roberson, Mariah Keeney, and Jodi Rhodes had 1 each.
The Vikings had 10 aces. Jessica Owens was 9/9 serving with 2 aces, Kasey Roberson was 6/6 with 3 aces, Mariah Keeney was 5/5 with 1 ace, Emily Aksamit was 5/5, Allie Geivett was 3/3, Raelynn Goddard was 1/1, Megan O’Brien was 15/16 with 2 aces, Laine Mills was 2/3 with 1 ace.
As a team the Vikings has 7 total blocks. Miranda Dahman had 5, Mariah Keeney had 1, and Laine Mills had 1.
Defensively the Vikings had 13 digs, Megan O’Brien had 5, Raelynn Goddard had 3, Miranda Dahman, Allie Geivett, Mariah Keeney, and Jodi Rhodes each had 1 dig.
The Vikings had 16 assists. Jodi Rhodes had 10, Kasey Roberson had 3, Megan O’Brien had 2, Allie Geivett had 1.
The Vikings had 10 serve receive passes. Megan O’Brien had 5, Raelynn Goddard, and Miranda Dahman had 2, and Mariah Keeney had 1.
Next up in bracket play for the Vikings were the Jasper Eagles. The Vikings played Japer in the semi- final round and won 25-18 and 25-21.
Offensively the Vikings had 30 kills. Jessica Owens had 9, Miranda Dahman had 7, Megan O’Brien had 5, Laine Mills had 4, Emily Aksamit had 3, Raelynn Goddard and Mariah Keeney each had 1.
To aid the offense the Lady Vikings had 29 assists. Jodi Rhodes had 16 assists, Kasey Roberson had 11, and Raelynn Goddard had 2.
The Lady Vikings had four 100% servers in the game. Laine Mills was 8/8 serving, Raelynn Goddard was 4/4, Kasey Roberson was 3/3, Jodi Rhodes was 2/2. Megan O’Brien was 10/11, Jessica Owens and Emily Aksamit were each 3/4, Miranda Dahman was 2/4, and Allie Geivett and Mariah Keeney were each 1/2.
The Vikings’ blocking game was a key factor with a total of 10 team blocks. Miranda Dahman had 5, Laine Mills and Jessica Owens each had 2, Emily Aksamit and Megan O’Brien each had 1.
Defensively the Vikings had 54 digs. Raelynn Goddard had 18, Megan O’Brien and Emily Aksamit each had 8 digs, Miranda Dahman each had 6 digs, Laine Mills and Jodi Rhodes had 4 each, Kasey Roberson, Jessica Owens, and Allie Geivett had 2 each.
Serve receive for the Vikings was solid with no errors. Raelynn Goddard led the team with 11 passes, Miranda Dahman had 10, Megan O’Brien had 8, Mariah Keeney had 4, and Laine Mills, Allie Geivett, and Emily Aksamit had 1 each.
The Viking win against the Japer Eagles led the Vikings to the Championship game against KC Lutheran. The Vikings played a tough game but lost 25-22 both games.
The Vikings’ offense made a total of 18 kills. Megan O’Brien led the team with 5 kills, Miranda Dahman and Emily Aksamit had 4 kills each, Laine Mills had 3, and Jessica Owens and Mariah Keeney had 1 kill each.
Along with kills on offense come assists; the Lady Vikings had 17. Jodi Rhodes had 9, Kasey Roberson had 6, and Megan O’Brien had 2.
You can’t have offense without serve receive, and the Vikings handled it well. Raelynn Goddard had 17, Miranda Dahman had 9, Megan O’Brien had 8, Emily Aksamit had 2, and Mariah Keeney had 1.
The team total of digs for the Vikings was 31. Raelynn Goddard had 10, Megan O’Brien had 6, Jodi Rhodes had 5, Emily Aksamit and Jessica Owens had 4 each, and Laine Mills and Miranda Dahman each had 1.
The Vikings continued their strong defense at the net with a team total of 2 solo blocks and 12 block assists. Laine Mills and Miranda Dahman each had 1 solo block and 5 block assists. Jessica Owens and Emily Aksamit each had 1 block assist.
The Lady Vikings travel to Osceola Tuesday, Oct. 1 for a big match-up against the Indians. JH begins at 5:30 pm.