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College Volleyball: Raiders finish weekend 3-1 at Rochester Invite

Maggi Fellerman

ROCHESTER—Maggi Fellerman pounded 25 kills and picked up nine digs and seven blocks for Central Lakes College during the Rochester Yellowjacket Invitational Saturday, Sept. 8, and the Raiders finished the tournament 3-1.

The Raiders defeated Ellsworth Community College 3-1 in the first match Saturday and fell to North Iowa Area Community College 3-0 which was their first loss of the season.

Friday, Sept. 7, the Raiders top-ranked Harper College and No. 5 Rochester.

"We've been working really hard for a month," said CLC coach Jane Peterson, "In our last match of the weekend, against the best team we've faced, at our most tired, we put up a good fight with good energy and our best offensive match of the weekend and best serving game of the season."

Cassie Smierja contributed 17 kills and 19 digs for the Raiders, who are 11-1 overall.

"We are looking forward to a little easier schedule next week and continuing to improve, grow and learn," Peterson added.

Team Scores:

CLC def. Ellsworth 26-25, 25-10, 23-25, 25-20

North Iowa def CLC 31-29, 25-20, 25-19

Raider statistics

Sydney Forbord 4 kills, 1 ace serve, 3 digs, 2 blocks

Shelby Berg 2 set assists, 6 digs

Cassie Smieja 17 kills, 19 digs, 2 blocks, 1 set assist

Hailey Tihlarik 3 ace serves, 65 digs

Maggi Fellerman 25 kills, 9 digs, 7 blocks

Kaitlyn Luksik 2 kills, 1 ace serve, 7 blocks

Kylie Porter 4 kills, 28 set assists, 2 ace serves, 10 digs, 1 block

Alie Johanneck 5 kills, 1 set assist

Paige Wallevand 9 kills, 43 set assists, 5 ace serves, 34 digs, 4 blocks

Sydney Berg 15 kills, 9 digs, 3 blocks

Carlie Schroeder 2 digs

Overall: CLC 11-1. Next: Itasca at CLC 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 12.