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Twin River falls in sub-district final

October 31, 2018 GMT

Twin River’s volleyball season has come to an end after the Titans fell to Burwell in four sets 17-25, 25-21, 26-24 and 25-23 on Monday during the C2-9 sub-district tournament.

Before being eliminated from the tournament, Twin River also able to secure one victory against Arcadia/Loup City in five sets, 21-25, 25-20, 25-18, 21-25 and 15-12.

During the tournament, Madison Ternus led the Titans with 24 kills.

The attack wasn’t all good for Twin River though as they committed 71 attacking errors during the tournament, 33 of which came in the loss against Burwell.

“I think a little bit of nerves got to us, in the game against Burwell we played to not lose rather than play to win,” said Twin River head coach Julie Strain. “We got tentative and started making silly errors that we don’t usually make.”

Despite the loss, Strain said she was proud of how her team fought to stay in the game and showed resolved during the competition.

“We lead in the second and third game but let them crawl back in it,” she said. “We have been fighting all year to finish games and we didn’t get it done last night. The girls never gave up all night long. In the fourth game we were down 18-9 and crawled back into it to be down 22-23 before they closed the game out. We also blocked very well all night.”

Strain mentioned that she’s proud of the Titans despite their season coming to an end.

“It is disappointing to lose, but I am very proud of our team and the way we played all season,” she said. “These girls played a heck of a schedule in playing our conference teams and eight of our 13 loses came to teams that are ranked in C-2 or D-1; three losses to Stanton and four to Clarkson Leigh and one to HL/HF. With competition like that I am proud of how our girls came out each night and competed each night.”

With the season over, Twin River is already looking toward what it needs to do next season to rebuild.

“We have a lot of work to do to get ready for next season,” Strain said. “We graduate four seniors that have been major contributors to our team for the last three years, so we have a lot of replacing to do.

“These seniors have been a huge part of our program for the last three years. Gabi Weick has been our setter for the last four years and will be tough to replace. Kate Mohr and Madison Ternus have turned into great middle blockers putting up a big block and being threats offensively. And Ashley Borowiak put so much work in in the off season to earn her starting spot on this team. All of these girls have great work ethic, are great people and have awesome personalities. They made this season a lot of fun and we will truly miss them.”

Scotus Central Catholic def. Boone Central/Newman Grove, 25-16, 25-11, 25-17

The Cardinals season has come to a close after a loss to Scotus in the opening round of the C1-8 sub-district.

Kylee Rasmussen led BC/NG with six kills, Kelsey Thompson tallied a team-high 12 digs and Paige Nelson recorded 16 assists to lead the Cardinals.

Shelby-Rising City def. Cross County, 25-22, 25-23, 25-16

After losing to Shelby-Rising City, the Cross County volleyball team’s season has most likely come to an end.

Cortlyn Schaefer recorded 17 kills, Katie Kopetzky tallied 22 digs and Amanda Giannou dished out 19 assists; all of which were team-leading numbers.

Fullerton def. High Plains 25-15, 25-17, 25-13

High Plains’ season has wrapped up after it was defeated in the first round of the sub-district tournament.

Brianna Wilshusen led the Storm with 10 kills, Delaney Carlstrom and Kenna Morris led the team in digs with seven apiece and Lindsi Hughes tallied a team-high 19 assists.

Osceola def. Nebraska Lutheran, 25-16, 25-20, 25-16

BDS def. Osceola, 25-12, 25-10, 25-11

Osceola was able to get a win in the opening round of the sub-district playoff over Nebraska Lutheran, but lost later that night to Bruning-Davenport/Shickley.

St. Edward def. Elba, 25-6, 25-22, 27-25

Humphrey St. Francis def. St. Edward, 25-3, 25-3, 25-16

The Beavers season has come to an end. St. Edward was able to get a victory in the first round of the D2-3 sub-district Elba but were over-matched by Humphrey St. Francis.

Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at sports@columbustelegram.com