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Loggers and Cardinals earn straight-set wins over Rib Lake


The challenging start to Rib Lake’s 2020 volleyball schedule hit its toughest point so far Tuesday with a trip to Phillips, where the undefeated Loggers handed the Lady Redmen a quick 3-0 sweep.

The Loggers rolled to 25-6, 25-10 and 25-15 wins to improve to 3-0 in the Marawood Conference. Rib Lake fell to 0-3.

“Give credit to Phillips,” Rib Lake head coach Barb Anderson said. “They jump and hit hard. We did pick up and get touches on quite a few balls to slow them down. Transitioning and being proactive instead of reactive will help us.”

The biggest positive of the match for Rib Lake was the play of junior middle Tia Bube, who registered eight kills and 14 digs during the match. Emily Rodman had her best night of the young season with four kills and two aces. Nellie Hopkins added three kills.

“We moved Kyla Kennedy to libero and her serve receive helped us, along with her six digs,” Anderson said. “Josie Scheithauer had seven assists and Molly Heiser added five. Reagan Reinhardt was moved to the middle back and added a dig.”

Anderson said Kamy Annala got her first varsity start for the sick Emma Winter, though Winter did play some and had a kill and a dig.

Rib Lake will be back on the court tonight, Thursday, hosting Marathon at 7:15 p.m. for those with tickets to attend the match. The team will host Athens on Tuesday and visit Auburndale on Oct. 1.

“We will go back to practice and work on the basics,” Anderson said. “We know how important it is to stay healthy because we want to be able to finish the season.”

Newman 3, Rib Lake 0

Thursday’s match at Newman Catho- lic, though it didn’t produce a win, produced an improved showing by the Redmen in their second match of the season over their first two days earlier against Prentice.

The Cardinals swept the Marawood Conference match in three games with all three sets finishing in identical scores of 25-16 to improve to 1-1 in league play.

“We played so much better than against Prentice,” Anderson said. “Our serve receive was better. We really need to talk on the court. We have to get use to playing our spots and doing our jobs.”

Winter led Rib Lake with eight kills. Hopkins and Bube each added five kills. Bube added 13 digs and Reinhardt had four. Danielle Mann, Rodman and Heiser each added a kill.

With Kennedy out sick, Scheithauer got a start and shared the setting duties with Heiser. Heiser finished with 10 assists, while Scheithauer had eight.