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VOLLEYBALL: Jacks go 2-2 at Chaska tourney

CHASKA -- The Bemidji High School volleyball team traveled to Chaska for one last tournament Saturday to work out the final kinks before the Section 8AAA tournament, and head coach Teresa Colligan said she was pleased, mostly, with what she saw.

The Lumberjacks went 2-2, beating Bethlehem Academy 25-18, 25-18 and Cretin-Derham Hall 25-14, 14-25, 15-10 and losing to Mayer Lutheran 25-10, 25-14 and Chaska 23-25, 25-14, 16-14.

The day started against the No. 1 Class A team in Mayer Lutheran, and the Jacks scored just 24 total points in the sweep, led by five kills from Lexi Wade.

“They were really good, but we didn’t perform as well as I thought we could,” coach Colligan said.

They then took Chaska to three sets, but the Hawks came out on top in the rubbermatch 16-14.

Wade notched nine more kills, while Anna Falldorf added seven and Rumer Flatness had six. Addie Colligan set up 22 assists and had 12 digs, and Jenna Lewis had eight digs.

Bethlehem Academy came next, and the Jacks spread their attack between Falldorf and Wade, who each had six kills, on their way to their first win of the day.

Addie Colligan had 19 assists and six digs, and Lewis chipped in seven digs.

In the last game of the day, Bemidji picked up a three-set win over Cretin-Derham Hall. Addie Colligan recorded the day’s high of 29 assists, dispersed among Falldorf, Makenna Quinn and Wade for nine, nine and seven kills, respectively.

Makenna Quinn also had nine digs and two aces, while Wade and Mikerra Quinn and Wade each had eight digs.

“Overall we played well,” Colligan said. “We had some moments in all games. I would say after the first match we played pretty well. There were some inconsistent times… We were really struggling with the focus and struggling with keeping consistent play. But for the most part we played pretty well. “

The Jacks, who finished the regular season with a 14-13 record, expect to find out section tournament seedings today or Monday.

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