Marauders show some grit in home loss

SHERBURNE – Monday night the Sherburne-Earlville Marauders Volleyball team hosted Holland Patent, a rematch of an earlier season game, which saw S-E suffer a devastating loss.

“We walk out of here with 3-1 match, we have turned the season around a bit,” said Sherburne Head Coach Ed Holmquist, “when we went to their house earlier, they ran us right out of the building. So tonight we really turned it around, we were able to pick up a set and we were competitive throughout.”

Despite dropping the first set to Holland Patent at 13 to 25, S-E rebounded in style to win the second set drawing the match to a 1 to 1 tie.

S-E came out in the second set leading or within a point of the lead the entire way, defeating Holland Patent 25 to 19.

The third set saw the S-E girls jump out to an impressive lead at 14 to 9, before surrendering a 8 point run by Holland Patent to take the lead. S-E ultimately lost the third set at 19 to 25, drawing the match to 2 to 1 in favor Holland Patent.

In the must win set of the match and in hopes of drawing a fifth set, S-E would once again jump out to an early lead at 3 to 2. This lead was short lived in part to Holland Patents number 11, Arcuri. Arcuri helped Holland Patent take a commanding lead at a 14 to 5 lead over the Marauders.

Despite a late push from the Sherburne ladies, the lead proved too much to overcome, as they would drop this fourth set to Holland Patent 25 to 18.

This is tough team and we were competitive. We’re losing by 4’s and 5’s so they’re close ones,” said Holmquist, “as long as these girls are working hard, being competitive, making the other teams call time outs, it makes you feel a little better.”

The Sherburne Girls Volleyball team is coming off an impressive weekends outing, taking third place in their Varsity Volleyball Tournament.

“It was a great tournament with some tough teams. We battled and we won third place,” explained Holmquist, “we were actually just two points away from going to the finals, it happens though and it was nice to still walk away with a trophy for the girls.”

S-E Volleyball sees its next action this coming Wednesday Jan. 13. at 7 p.m. as they host Clinton Central High School.

Top three statistical players:

Alexa Bates: 2 Aces, 8 Kills, 8 Digs, 5 Blocks

Cheznie Lounsbury: 4 Kills(Season High), 6 Digs

Bri Adsit: 5 Kills, 9 Digs, 5 Blocks

Game scores:

Game 1: S-E 13 HP 25

Game 2: S-E 25 HP 19

Game 3: S-E 19 HP 25

Game 4: S-E 18 HP 25

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