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Stanfield drops opening match Saturday to Elgin

Elgin wins 26-24, 25-11, and 25-12

Posted Monday September 22, 2008

STANFIELD - The Stanfield Tigers ran into a tough competitor in the Elgin Huskies at noon on Saturday.

The first game was a close one all the way through. The Tigers took the early lead 3-1. The teams were tied 13-13 at about the midway point. Stanfield lead at 18-17 and again at 23-22 while Mikayla Baros was serving. From that point Elgin scrambled to tie it 24-24 and take the 26-24 win. on

Stanfield came a little slow in the second game with Elgin stretching the lead to 10-2. The Tigers battled back to being down 13-10. That's when Kristen Young came into serve for the Huskies and took them to a 19-10 lead. After a quick sideout to the Tigers the serve returned to the Huskies and Ashley Burgess. Burgess then served the Huskies to a 25-11 win.

Stanfield took the early lead in the third game going out to a 5-3 lead. The teams remained close until the Huskies, with a long run of serve by Ashley Burgess, took the lead to 15-9. Elgin controlled the remainder of the game and took win with a 25-12 score.

LEFT - Stanfield sophomore Alysa Sobotta goes up for a block against an Elgin player. RIGHT - Erica Gehrke and Alysa Sobotta reaching for a defensive block of an Elgin spike.

LEFT - Alysa Sobotta of Stanfield spikes the ball during the noon game against Elgin on Saturday. RIGHT - Jade Silver of Elgin bumps the ball towards Alysa Sobotta and Mikayla Baros of the Tigers.

LEFT - Tara Ludwig of Elgin spikes the ball towards Jade Martinez and Alysa Sobotta. RIGHT - Erica Gehrke of Stanfield tips the ball towards Jade Silver of Elgin.

LEFT - Tara Nichols of Stanfield spikes a shot against Kelsey Fincher of Elgin.

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