Season Comes To A Close For Ruthven-Ayrshire
RUTHVEN – The Raiders of Ruthven-Ayrshire saw their 2009 volleyball campaign come to a close Wednesday night, Oct. 21, in a 3-0 loss to Clay Central-Everly in the first round of Class 1A Regional Volleyball action. The Raiders fell by game scores of 16-25, 9-25 and 5-25.
For the Raiders, Jessica Larson led the serving with seven of seven serves and an ace, while making one of two hits and digging out six shots. Kayla Dyer added six of six serves and made two digs, wile Sadie Forey added four of five serves, made 19 of 21 hits with two kills, and dug out nine shots in the match.
Megan Alexander connected on four of four serves, dished out five assists and dug out six shots. Geena Blake added three of four serves with six digs and Caitlyn Reed made two of three serves along with seven of nine hits and five digs.
Kendra Feldman made 11 of 15 hits with three kills and made a dig, while Miranda McGrauth made five of seven hits with a kill and added six digs.
As a team, Ruthven-Ayrshire made 26 of 29 serves with one ace, connected on 43 of 55 hits with six kills and dug out 41 shots.
“I was extremely pleased with how well we played in game one,” noted RA Head Coach Kim Sierck. “Everything seemed to be clicking for us on the court. Unfortunately, after that game one loss, it seemed like nothing went our way. Clay Central-Everly discovered some holes in our defense, and they were able to get some runs on us with their serving.”
Sierck continued, “I think we made some great strides this season. There are many positives to build upon for the coming years, including a solid core of returning players.”