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Spike City: Area teams participate in Carrington Tournament

All four Independent-area volleyball teams, plus New Rockford-Sheyenne just to the north, slipped on the knee pads, spandex and long sleeves for a full day's worth of tense net drama at the annual Carrington Varsity Volleyball Tournament Saturday, October 7.

When the last point was signaled from the official's platform, it was the NR-S Rockets reigning supreme as tournament champions with a perfect 6-0 record covering pool and bracket play.

Sporting a new rotation, the Rockets did not drop a single set in taking impressive sweeps over Rugby, and Region 3 district leaders Edgeley-Kulm/Montpelier and M-P-B in the tournament portion of the event.

For the runner-up Thunder, their only two losses in the event came to NR-S, and both came by competitive margins of 25-22 and 25-17 in pool action and 25-22 and 25-23 in the finals.

Meanwhile, host Carrington also did quite well in amassing a 5-1 record, and avenged two prior losses to the E-K-M Rebels by taking a 19-25, 26-24 and 15-7 victory to place third.

Griggs/Midkota went 0-4 in their matches at the tournament, losing three games to the Grand Forks Red River sophomores, NR-S and M-P-B, and bowing out to the Thunder again in the first round of the brackets.

Harvey-Wells County finished with two victories in five matches at the tournament. See the article at the bottom of this page for the Hornets' results.

Full scores and stats from the Carrington Invitational Varsity Tournament for Carrington, Griggs/Midkota and M-P-B are as follows:

Carrington Invitational

Varsity Volleyball Tournament

Saturday, October 7

Pool A

Carrington 2, Rugby 0

Cgtn. 25 25 - 2

Rugby 15 19 - 0

Carrington 2, Bishop Ryan 0

Cgtn. 25 25 - 2

Ryan 14 16 - 0

Carrington 2, Strasburg/Zeeland 0

Cgtn. 25 25 - 2

S-Z 8 17 - 0

Pool B

NR-S 2, M-P-B 0

M-P-B 22 17 - 0

NR-S 25 25 - 2

Red River Sophomores 2, Griggs/Midkota 0

G-M 22 24 - 0

GFRR 25 26 - 2

M-P-B 2, Red River Sophs 0

M-P-B 25 25 - 2

GFRR 17 11 - 0

NR-S 2, Griggs/Midkota 0

G-M 14 23 - 0

NR-S 25 25 - 2

M-P-B 2, Griggs/Midkota 0

G-M 18 15 - 0

M-P-B 25 25 - 2

Bracket Play

First Round

M-P-B 2, Griggs/Midkota 0

G-M 16 14 - 0

M-P-B 25 25 - 2

Quarterfinals

Carrington 2, HWC 0

Cgtn. 25 25 - 2

HWC 15 10 - 0

M-P-B 2, Jamestown JV 0

M-P-B 27 25 - 2

Jmstn. 26 18 - 0

Semifinals

M-P-B 2, Carrington 1

Cgtn. 19 25 13 - 1

M-P-B 25 18 15 - 2

Third Place

Carrington 2, Edgeley-Kulm/Montpelier 1

Cgtn. 19 26 15 - 2

E-K-M 25 24 7 - 1

Championship

NR-S 2, M-P-B 0

M-P-B 22 23 - 0

NR-S 25 25 - 2

Carrington Cumulative Stats

Kills: Isabel Wendel 49, Madison Johnson 48, Kaydence VanRay 18, Mercedes Lura 16, Edyn Hoornaert and Harper Kollman 10, Kacie Rexin 6, Calleigh Hewitt 2, Kenadie Pazdernik 1.

Aces: Rexin 12, Wendel 8, Lura 6, Hoornaert, Johnson and Pazdernik 2, Kollman 1.

Assists: Rexin 122, Wendel 15, Hoornaert, Johnson, Lura and Brynn Smith 3, Pazdernik 1.

Blocks: Hoornaert 9, Lura 8, VanRay 7, Johnson 4, Wendel 2, Rexin 1.

Digs: Johnson 89, Wendel 81, Pazdernik 67, Rexin 55, Kollman 24, Lura 22, Hoornaert 17, VanRay 4, Sydney Friedt 2, Hewitt 1.

M-P-B Cumulative Stats

Kills: Allison Thomas 61, Maddie Gefroh 58, Brynn Sorenson 56, Violet Bohl 11, Cierra Mack 9, Jorgen Tripp 2.

Aces: Thomas 12, Bohl and Alaina Bosche 9, Gefroh 6, Mack 5, Sorenson 3.

Assists: Bohl 123, Thomas 6, Bosche 3, Sorenson 2, Mack 1.

Blocks: Gefroh 9, Thomas 5, Mack, Sorenson and Tripp 1.

Digs: Thomas 121, Sorenson 98, Bosche 79, Mack 45, Bohl 41, Gefroh 18, Tripp 6, Samantha Reister 2.

Griggs/Midkota Cumulative Stats

Statistics not available.