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Fliers drop two in volleyball action

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 22nd, 2013

The Flandreau Fliers volleyball team dropped two close matches this past week versus Clark-Willow Lake on Tuesday and Madison on Thursday.

Tuesday’s match was a home contest and also their annual Dig Pink Night, a night for the girls to raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer. Unfortunately the girls couldn’t quite pull off the win for the home fans.

The first match was as close as it gets with Clark-Willow Lake pulling out the victory, 26-24.

Flandreau dropped the second set 25-16 but battled back in the third set, giving C-WL all they could handle, but again, the Cyclones were able to pull it off at the end, 28-26.

But not all was lost according to Head Coach Andrea Gullickson. “We had a great turnout for our Dig Pink Night. I am very proud of how much work the girls put into their fundraising efforts. The parents did an amazing job organizing the various activities.”

As for the game, Gullickson knows there were opportunities. “The girls played hard but we just couldn’t keep the lead. We had opportunities to win both the first and third match, but fell short and weren’t able to finish them.”

The girls then traveled to Madison to take on the Lady Bulldogs on Thursday, pushing them to four sets but were again unable to pick up the win.

Madison took the first set 25-19 but Flandreau battled back to take the second set 25-20. But it was all Madison from there as they took the next two sets, 25-12 and 25-17 to earn the victory.

Hannah Williams picked up 13 kills to lead the Flandreau offense, while Emily Rosheim picked up 29 digs for the defense.

The Fliers returned to action yesterday with a road match versus Parker as well as a road contest this Friday versus Deuel.

Parents’ Night will be Monday, October 28. Introductions will begin immediately after the JV match.

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