The Tanager volleyball team played at Bon Homme last Tuesday, Sept. 8. Vermillion captured a 3-0 win on the road.

“We served really well, and we got lots of touches on the blocks which helped our defense tons,” said Vermillion head coach Jodi Zeller.

The Tanagers held the opponents below 20 points each set. Vermillion won the first set 25-18. They won the second 25-19 and finished the third 25-17 to win the game.

Vermillion recognized ways to improve from the victory.

“We are making too many offensive errors, and we need to cut that number down to be more successful,” said coach Zeller. “We have a couple of tough contests coming up. They will show how far we have come as well as the areas we still need to continue to work on.”

Senior Shandie Ludwig had four aces, four kills, and 18 digs for the Tanagers. Sophomore Claire Doty recorded one ace, three kills, two blocks, 21 assists, and 10 digs. Senior Sydney Stockwell had kills, one block, and 13 digs.

Senior Eva Knutson tallied three aces, five kills, four blocks, and five digs. Junior Kara Klemme had three aces, three kills, one block, and 18 digs. Senior Arlena Heyl had four kills and five blocks. Senior Amber Schulz had three kills on the night.

Vermillion’s next four games are at home. The fourth consecutive home game will be Tuesday against Garretson at 6:15 p.m.

“It's exciting to play at home,” said coach Zeller. “It gives the girls more motivation to protect their territory. We are working on the mental part of our game and playing at home gives us a mental edge. It also helps because the girls are not as tired from traveling, therefore, we can get more accomplished in practice.”

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