The Isle Huskies volleyball beat the Ogilvie Lions on Oct. 8, which was their third straight regular-season victory in a row not counting tournament play. The win left Isle locals scurrying trying to find out when was the last time their team had a 3-match winning streak. The answer was the fall of 2012 when Isle beat Ogilvie, East Central and Hinckley/Finlayson.
The win last week was the third since beating McGregor and East Central the week before.
The Huskies beat Ogilvie for the second time this season, the first after coming back from a 2-0 deficit.
Isle started this time around with a close first set. How close? The game was tied seven times, including at 24-24, before Mary Ajax finished the 2-point victory with an ace from the service line followed by a miscue from the Lions. The Huskies can thank the volleyball gods for the five net services given them by the Lions. In fact, Ogilvie committed 15 service errors into the net for the match.
Isle finished the match out-slamming Ogilvie 24-18, with Ajax, Isabelle Krawiecki and Tommi Spengler combining for 19 kills.
Ogilvie 24 16 18
Isle 26 25 25
Reality set in for the Isle Huskies volleyball team on Oct. 10 when they took on the conference-leading Rush City Tigers.
After Isle won three straight matches against sub-par opponents prior to their Oct. 10 match, the Huskies fell victim to the strong net play of a talented Rush City front which produced 36 kills and a service that recorded 18 aces.
Isle actually gave Rush City a run for their money in set one when, down 15-6, they went on an 17-9 run to trail by just one point, 24-23, before the Tigers slammed home the winning point, 25-23.
From then on it was all Rush City, who outscored Isle 50-16 in the final two sets. Isle finished the match with just nine kills with three from Mary Ajax and two each from Emily Miller, Isabelle Krawiecki and Tommi Spengler.
Rush City, which fielded a team with just one senior, got a total of 26 kills from three players–juniors Ally Rood, Ellie White and sophomore Emma Kirby.
Rush City 25 25 25
Isle 23 10 6