Bump, Set, Spike!

Senior Claudia Huston prepares to attack the ball on October 15 against Streator.  Herscher won in two sets with scores of 25-17 and 25-13.

photo by RON JONES


On October 15, the Lady Tigers played against the Streator Bulldogs. The Tigers took down the Bulldogs in two sets with scores of 25-17 and 25-13. Jordan Pierce had 14 assists and 3 kills; Olivia Ruder had 9 digs and 3 aces; Joslyn Galeaz had 3 kills and 1 block; Claudia Huston had 9 kills; Mady Rogers had 5 kills; and Olivia Mendell had 6 assists against Streator.

On October 17, the Lady Tigers held their Senior Night against Reed Custer. Before the game, the 10 seniors were recognized. The tigers defeated the Comets in two sets with scored of 25-17 and 25-14. 

On Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, the Lady Tigers played in the Plainfield North Fall Festival. The Tigers went 2-3 for the weekend.

At the tournament on Friday, the Tigers first played Yorkville. Unfortunately, the Tigers lost in 3 sets with scored of 25-8 (Herscher), 26-28 (Yorkville), and 16-18 (Yorkville). 

After the loss to Yorkville, the Tigers defeated Richards in two sets with scores of 25-15 and 25-18. This put the Tigers in the Copper bracket for Saturday’s competition. 

On Saturday, the Tigers lost to Chicago St. Ignatius, then beat Oswego, and finally lost to Plainfield East.

For the weekend, Jordan Pierce had 65 assists; Maddy Offerman had 36 kills, Claudia Huston had 31 kills; Mady Rogers had 29 kills; and Olivia Ruder had 44 digs and 7 aces. The Lady Tigers are now 29-4 for the season.