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Alexandria volleyball: Cardinals fourth at Runestone Invitational

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Cardinals Alexandria, 56308
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

Alexandria finished fourth in the Runestone Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday, finishing the day 2-2.

"It was great to see the girls bounce back from a couple of tough weeks with high energy and team chemistry right off the bat Saturday morning," said head coach Becky Schlichting. "The opening match against Rocori was a strong display of dominance, following a loss to them just two weeks earlier.

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"It was great to see the team re-establish themselves as a strong force as they won the first set 25-9," she added. "This was also one of our strongest offensive matches all season, something we hope to repeat throughout the post-season."

Amanda Christianson led the team with 29 kills, while Jenni Wild and Emily Kuennen had 16 and 14, respectively.

"Allie Noetzelman provided her teammates with 49 assists and Nicole Canavati contributed 32, along with six service aces," said the coach. "Defensively, Shaneé Herd led with 38 digs, while Natalie Watkins added 35 and Wild 30.

RUNESTONE INVITATIONAL VOLLEYBALL

TOURNAMENT

POOL 1

Bemidji 25-25, Rocori 21-21

Bemdji 16-25-15, Grand Rapids 25-22-6

Bemidji 25-25, Alexandria 15-22

Alexandria 25-25, Grand Rapids 22-17

Alexandria 25-25, Rocori 9-16

Grand Rapids 25-19-15, Rocori 23-15-5

POOL 2

North St. Paul 25-18-16, Elk River 23-25-14

North St. Paul 18-25-15, Brainerd 25-20-13

North St. Paul 25-25, Wadena-Deer Creek 14-23

Wadena-Deer Creek 25-21-15, Elk River 15-25-13

Wadena-Deer Creek 25-25, Brainerd 18-9

Elk River 25-25, Brainerd 23-23

CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKETS

FIRST PLACE - North St. Paul 25-25, Bemidji 23-22

THIRD PLACE - Wadena-Deer Creek 25-25-15, Alexandria 18-27-8

FIFTH PLACE - Elk River 25-13-15, Grand Rapids 13-25-7

SEVENTH PLACE - Rocori 25-24-16, Brainerd 17-26-14

ALEXANDRIA STATISTICS

SERVING - Adrianne Wensman 92.9 percent, 3 aces; Allie Noetzelman 97 percent, 4 aces; Jenni Wild 96.2 percent, 2 aces; Natalie Watkins 94.3 percent, 3 aces; Nicole Canavati 90.3 percent, 6 aces; Shaneé Herd 95.7 percent, 3 aces; Tara LeBrasseur 100 percent.

KILLS - Wensman 8, Noetzelman 2, Amanda Christianson 29, Emily Kuennen 14, Wild 16, Watkins 11, LeBrasseur 8.

BLOCKS - Wensman 3.5, Christianson 1, Kuennen 2, Wild 2.51, Watkins 2.47, Herd 2.44.

SET ASSISTS - Noetzelman 51, Christianson 1, Kuennen 2, Canavati 32.

DIGS - Wensman 5, Noetzelman 12, Christianson 4, Kuennen 1, Wild 30, Watkins 35, Canavati 7, Herd 38, LeBrasseur 1.

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