Rebels sweep Albert Lea

Published 10:33 pm Monday, August 27, 2012

Southland’s Danielle Hanson makes a dig as her teammate Elizabeth May looks on in Albert Lea Monday night. Brandi Hagen/Albert Lea Tribune

ALBERT LEA —The Southland volleyball team opened its season with a convincing three-game sweep over Albert Lea on the road Monday.

The Rebels (1-0 overall) topped the Tigers (0-1 overall) by scores of 25-17, 25-16, 25-23.

Sophomore Morgan Schmitz led Southland with seven kills and Elizabeth May added six kills and two ace blocks.

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“We came out aggressive and ready to play,” Southland head coach Angie Smith said. “We were scrappy out there and it was fun to watch. We really clicked.”

Southland stats: Morgan Schmitz, 7 kills; Elizabeth May, 6 kills, 5 digs, 2 ace blocks; Haley Kirkpatrick, 5 kills, 1 ace block; Jana Schammel, 5 kills, 15 assists, 5 digs, 3 ace serves, 1 ace block; Hilary Bottema, 6 assists, 2 ace serves; Danielle Hanson, 9 digs; Hannah Holst, 2 ace blocks