Volleyball: Bombers take silver division title at Jackson County CentralTough competition brought out the best in Cannon Falls Saturday as the Bombers won the silver division of the Jackson County Central Invite Saturday in Jackson, going 3-1.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Tough competition brought out the best in Cannon Falls Saturday as the Bombers won the silver division of the Jackson County Central Invite Saturday in Jackson, going 3-1.
Cannon Falls only loss of the day came in its first match against third-ranked (1A) Minneota, falling 25-16, 25-19.
“It was great competition,” Cannon Falls head coach Melissa Huseth said. “Totally worth the drive.”
After dropping two sets to Minneota, the Bombers faced Martin County West and won 25-24, 25-24. The games were all capped at 25 points so Cannon Falls did not need to win by two and the matches were best of three.
The Bombers finished second in their pool with the victory and moved on to face Mankato East. Cannon Falls came out flat, Huseth said, but recovered to win 20-25, 25-18, 15-9.
In the silver championship match, the Bombers again dropped the first set to Rochester Century but came back for an 18-25, 25-15, 15-9 victory.
“It was a fantastic weekend,” Huseth said. “We came down here to win but we also came down here to get some good competition.”
Senior MaKenzie Franklin led Cannon Falls (7-2, 3-1 HVL) with 34 kills and seven ace serves for the tournament and ninth-grader Hailey Huseth added 16 kills. Junior Lydia Franken finished with 52 set assists and six ace serves.
“She had a good day,” Melissa Huseth said. “She played really solid.”
Junior Becca Vandenheuvel tallied a team-leading 52 digs.
The Bombers are back in action Tuesday against Kenyon-Wanamingo in in Cannon Falls.