West sweeps Austin volleyball team

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 15, 2010

The Austin volleyball team finished on a strong note, but still fell 25-19, 25-11, 25-22 at Mankato West (7-10 overall) Thursday.

The Packers (2-15 overall, 0-8 Big Nine) struggled early in the first two games, but they led the last game throughout until the late stretch.

The Packers were up 20-19 and about to serve in game three when they were called for a rotation violation and they never led gain.

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“It’s tough when that happens at the end of a good game, but we played a lot better in game three and we left with a good feeling,” Austin head coach Darica Schneider said.

Austin trailed 14-1 to open the first game.

The Packers will host Albert Lea next Tuesday for their last regular season game. Any fans bringing a canned good will get in free.

Austin stats: Haley Underwood, 3 kills, 14 serve receives, 8 digs; Jenny Soiney, 3 kills, 7 digs; Kayla Rodgers, 10 set assists; Babaye Oja, 2 blocks; Ashley Follmuth, 12-for-12 serving, 1 ace, 23 serve receives, 10 digs; Jenna Svoboda, 13-for-14 serving, 2 aces, 7 digs, 4 set assists