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Indians pull out five-gamer

By Staff | Sep 5, 2008

SPIRIT LAKE – Spirit Lake found itself in a tough situation in the Indians’ second night of volleyball for the 2008 season.

After taking game one from Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, 25-22, the visiting Hawks won the next two games, 26-24, and 25-22.

In game four, Spirit Lake rallied from an 18-12 deficit, closing out with a 13-3 run for the 25-21 victory.

In the fifth and deciding game, Spirit Lake went from a 7-7 tie to a 15-10 victory.

Both teams had their share of runs throughout the night.

The Indians won a seesaw game one on an ace by Regan Sieperda.

In game two, HMS used a 6-0 run to take a 20-13 lead. The Indians battled within 23-18 and then went on a 6-0 run to take the lead. The run included three kills from Chelsie Stettnichs and a block from Sara Martinson. But the Hawks came back with the next three points to eke out the 26-24 win.

Game three saw the Indians take the big lead. But Spirit Lake watched their 18-12 advantage go away with the Hawks rallying to tie the game at 20-20.

After a Hawks serve error gave the Indians a 21-20 lead, the Hawks ended on a 5-1 run with Spirit Lake’s last point coming on a kill by Ashley Colwell.

Spirit Lake had to rally in the fourth game.

Trailing 19-15, Spirit Lake put together a 9-0 run that included kills from Martinson and Sieperda and three service aces by Kylie Stoll.

At 24-19, the Hawks managed two more points, before serving into the net.

After battling to a 7-7 tie in the final game, Spirit Lake closed out the match with kills from Sieperda and Stettnichs, a service ace from Stettnichs and two net calls against the Hawks.

Martinson and Colwell each had eight kills while Kori Heidebrink had seven. Heidebrink also had 13 set assists.

Defensively, Sieperda had four blocks and Martinson and Andrea Bakker each had two. Stoll had 21 digs.

Spirit Lake (2-2) is at Sibley-Ocheyedan on Tuesday.