RCTC sweeps Blue Devils

Published 9:03 pm Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Riverland's Cassie Masberg goes up to block Rochester Community and Technical College's Jill Oftedahl during game one of their match Wednesday night at RCC. - Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

The Riverland volleyball team couldn’t put it all together in a loss to Rochester Community and Technical College by scores of 25-21, 25-11, 25-21 in Riverland Gym Wednesday.

“We’re the last team in the conference so it was good to give the number two team a pretty good match,” RCC head coach Sara Heim said. “We just need consistency.”

The Blue Devils (0-10 overall) pulled to within 21-20 in the first game after Austin grad Robin Arjes hammered down a kill. RCC led the third game 20-19 but RCTC’s Jill Oftedahl put down a kill and Abbie Fay, a Grand Meadow grad, spiked down a kill inside the back line to make it 21-20.

Riverland's Robin Arjes eyes the ball during game three of their match against Rochester Community and Technical College Wednesday night. - Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

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RCC pulled to within 22-21 in the final game when Laura Hemann spiked down a down, but that was all the Blue Devils could muster.

Arjes finished with five kills and four blocks.

“Robin has improved tremendously, she’s got a great work ethic,” Heim said.

Riverland struggled from the serving line throughout the night as they had a few missed serves, but Heim was glad her team was attempting difficult serves.

“We had a goal to go for aces and I’m glad we had the confidence to go for it,” she said.

RCC scoring: Cassie Masberg, 8 kills, 2 aces, 5 digs; Robin Arjes, 5 kills, 5 digs, 4 blocks; Brittney Dahl, 13 assists; Laura Hemann, 2 aces; Rebekah Aase, 2 aces, 3 blocks; Brooke Coughlin, 9 digs