Rangers fall in five sets to Dillon

By Thomas E. Watson
Enterprise Staff Writer

 

The Park Ranger volleyball team had a slow start to its homecoming match against the Dillon Beavers and, although eventually the Rangers pulled ahead in the match, in the end they lost in five sets to the Beavers (25-13, 15-25, 23-25, 25-12, 15-10).

The Rangers are now 8-12 overall for the the season and 2-2 in Central A conference matches.

Dillon opened the match with a dominating first-set win that was fueled largely by errors from the Rangers. Park finished the first set with more hitting errors, 10, than kills, 9.

The Rangers were able to turn their play around quickly, however, with twice as many kills as hitting errors in the second set (12-6).

Park had a positive hitting percentage in each of the last four sets of the match. The Rangers’ attack was led by Aleah Peterson, who had 13 kills in the match with only five hitting errors. Lauren Emter also had 13 kills in the match, but Peterson and Emter’s kills weren’t enough to get the Rangers passed Dillon in a tight fifth set.

Skye Ingram added six kills while assisting on 33 of Park’s 38 kills that she didn’t earn. Ingram also had a team-high three aces in the match, as did Peterson. Jordyn Toney also had three aces for the Rangers, who finished with nine as a team.

Defensively, Peterson and Hope Roy anchored Park’s back line. The duo had 13 digs each, accounting for 26 of Park’s 54 digs. Ingram and Hannah Dailey finished with two blocks each.

Park’s next match is Thursday at home against Fergus. Following that match, the Rangers will be on the road Saturday for a quad in Hardin during which Park will play Hardin, Browning and Havre.

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