Packers take third in JM volleyball invite

Published 9:29 am Sunday, September 26, 2010

Austin took third in a four-team volleyball invite in Rochester John Marshall Saturday.

The Packers (2-10 overall) beat Albert Lea 25-13, 23-25, 15-12 in the third place match after losing their first four matches of the day.

“We had a tough time getting started today, but at the end of the day, were able to execute some nice plays and stay positive enough to pull out a win against a conference rival,” Austin head coach Darica Schneider said.

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Austin’s pool play losses came against Albert Lea 25-22, 25-20, Kasson/Mantorville 25-13, 25-13 and John Marshall 25-16, 25-13.

The Packers lost to K/M 25-17, 25-11 in bracket play.

Austin stats: Ashley Follmuth, 66 serve receives, 33 digs; Meredith Molhusen, 20 kills, 9 blocks; Babaye Oja, 10 kills, 7 blocks; Jenny Soiney, 9 kills, 25 digs; Jessica McCormack, 9 kills, 6 blocks; Jenna Svoboda, 6 aces, 4 blocks; Haley Underwood, 19 digs, 39 serve receives