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Lady Raiders take fifth place in Aledo Tournament

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 25th, 2013

Kayla Colwell serves it up for the AFC Lady Raiders in tournament action over the weekend. (Photo submitted)

ASHTON — The AFC Lady Raiders varsity volleyball team participated in the Aledo Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 21.

In the opening match, AFC opened the tournament with a two game win over Galva.

Lauren Meurer had a season high five aces from the service line. Katie Sondgeroth registered double digit assists with 10. Lexie Fore had the hot hand at the net with nine kills.

In the second match of the day, AFC lost a tough game set to Geneseo. In game two, Kayla Colwell served 12 straight service points. Geneseo called two time outs during that run and with the help of her teammates AFC was able to finish the game. AFC was hoping to carry that momentum into game three but is never happened. Geneseo jumped out for three unanswered points and then a sideout by AFC, only to lead to another sideout by Geneseo. After a point and sideout, AFC had the next two servers miss serves for Geneseo to jump into a 11-5 lead. Two servers later Geneseo was able to defeat AFC and advanced to the championship pool.

In the third set of the day, Orion was able to have four runs of three or more service points in a row. AFC had a hard time with Orion’s Angie Minas. She recorded seven service points. In game two, AFC had a 10-6 lead behind strong serving by Kayla Colwell. She recorded five straight service points. Orion battled back to take the lead and finish the match.

In the fifth place match, AFC had no trouble knocking off ROWVA in two straight sets. Lea Koning and Kayla Colwell had a great match from the service line. Cassidy Koning, Emily Mairs, Krista Beach and Lexie Fore controlled the new in both sets. Lauren Meurer had a great game offensively and defensively in this match.

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