THE BIG LAKE HORNETS VOLLEYBALL TEAM plays three games this week, including a home game versus the Monticello Magic Tuesday. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Saints beat Hornet netters

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Jennifer Edwards

 

The Big Lake Hornets lost to the St. Francis Fighting Saints in an away game Thursday, 29-27, 25-11 and 25-17.
Rylee Sayler had two ace serves, six kills and 10 digs. Jaiden Lund had six kills, six digs and one block. Sarah Arbogast had two kills. Sarah Peterson had three kills and one block. Amber Pribnow had eight assists, one dig and one ace serve. Alex Murnane had six assists and five digs. Nicole Braegelmann had five digs. Payton Thompson had four digs. Hannah Geroux had one kill and two blocks.
“We had an 18-11 lead in game one and really struggled to finish,” said Coach Alisha Brust. “That loss in game one took everything out of the team and they struggled to recover. We just couldn't get the momentum on our side for more than a few points.” 
Chanhassen 
The Hornets competed in the Chanhassen invitational Saturday and lost to Totino Grace, 25-21 and 11-25. They beat Minneapolis South, 25-21 and 25-17 to take second place in pool play.
In the playoff round, Big Lake lost to Rochester, 25-19 and 25-9. The Hornets beat Coon Rapids, 26-28, 25-21 and 15-8, but lost again to Holy Family, 25-22 and 25-20
“It was a good day with good competition,” said Coach Brust “The team played hard all day and learned a lot. We enjoy going to the tournaments in the cities.” 
“It is a great way to prepare for playoff's and see some of the top teams in the state,” she said. “The girls are ready to move on from the loss and work hard to get ready for the last few weeks before playoffs.”
The Hornets play an away game versus Sauk Rapids-Rice Monday. Tuesday they take on the Monticello Magic at home.  Thursday they travel to St. Michael Albertville to play the Knights. Game time is 7 p.m.
 

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Joseph Lee Rettke

MORGAN ZIMMERMAN fires a shot just under the crossbar for her first goal of the season in Big Lake’s 8-0 win over Spectrum.

BIG LAKE HORNETS VOLLEYBALL. The Hornets won one and lost one this week. Pictured above, Caitlin Deuel jumps for the ball. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

SOPHOMORE KARLEIGH JOHNSON won her first conference match for the Big Lake Hornets varsity tennis team. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

RAYMOND CISNEROS (10) scored five goals and Grant Vickerman (11) had three in Big Lake’s three wins last week. (Photo by Ken Francis.)