Hayfield duo leads RCTC volleyball team past RCC
Published 9:38 pm Wednesday, September 9, 2015
The Rochester Community and Technical College volleyball team received a big boost from a pair of Hayfield grads as it beat Riverland Community College 25-19, 25-15, 25-11 in Riverland Wednesday.
Jo Bungum had four aces and seven digs and Jessie Foster had three kills and 26 set assists for the Yellowjackets (6-2 overall, 4-0 MCAC South).
Bungum served three of her aces during a seven-point serving run to put RCTC up 8-2 in the second game and Foster ran the team’s offense throughout the match.
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“We’re still working, but we’re coming together as one,” Foster said. “We just need to keep up our momentum. If we keep up our momentum, we’re unstoppable.”
Foster, a sophomore at RCTC, and Bungum, a freshman at RCTC, grew up together and they competed in volleyball and basketball together at Hayfield for years. Bungum said she’s glad to be back on the same team as Foster.
“Being a senior and not playing with her [at Hayfield] last year was hard. It’s good to be back on the same team,” Bungum said.
RCC (3-4 overall, 3-3 MCAC South) was tied at 12-12 in the first game, but it wasn’t able to stay as close in the last two games.
“If we could’ve just had a little bit of fire we could’ve played better,” RCC head coach Michelle Ihnen said. “We were just so flat.”
Albert Lea grad Kassi Hardies had 11 kills and seven digs for RCC.
RCC stats: Kassi Hardies, 11 kills, 7 digs, 3 blocks; Hope Landsman, 7 kills; Shelby Quinn, 18 set assists, 2 aces; Shayla Berkner, 6 digs