Volleyball Senior Night

September 26

It seems school has just started . . . and we have a senior night?  Already?

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[And since you can’t tell the players without a scorecard . . . ]

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[The evening begins when the Amazing Mr. Ripley arrives and upstages me with his gigantic white lens . . . ]

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[And when I spot classmate Ruth Helie Anderson on the other side, with her posse of Bud and Will . . . ]

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[The Cards were hosting conference rival, the St. Cloud Tech Tigers.  After polishing off the TIgers, the Cards would be a perfectly summetrical .500 team: 8 – 8 on the season, 3 – 3 in conference, and 4 – 4 on weekend trips to The Cities.  But we’re .500 with a bullet.  Two nights later on a road trip, we beat the 7th-in-the-state ranked Sartell Spartans in four games!]

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[These obviously are player introductions.  Some shots come out, some don’t?]

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[I have no idea?]

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[And after all these years, I still don’t know what they’re tossing in the stands?  Maybe I ought to call for one?]

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[Let the match begin!  Lest you can’t read the program, I believe that’s Tori Jeseritz (number not visible), Mia McGrane (5), and Kendra Hardy (13).]

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[Mya and Mia]

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[Yup, that’s Mya Lesnar (10) going up here.]

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[McKenzie Carlson (3) on serve . . . ]

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[Mia, then . . . ]

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[Erica Roderick (7) and Mya, two sophomores tending the net.]

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[McKenzie Duwenhoegger (11) on serve . . . ]

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[Then the southpaw swings of Kendra . . . ]

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[An all sophomore front line . . . ]

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[Mia up for a hit . . . ]

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[With great physical dexterity, Mr. Ripley is able to shoot the students doing push-ups in the number of Cardinal points . . . ]

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[Big win in game 1.]

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[McKenzie leads off game 2 . . . ]

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[Well, on this serve Serena Williams must have been the returner because McKenzie didn’t have a chance . . . ]

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[Then McKenzie on serve (are you confused?) . . . ]

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[Then Erika . . . ]

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[The scoreboard in game 2 was “erased” before I could get a shot.  We won 26 – 24 – our setting was out of sync the whole game.  And now in game 3, Erika and Mya upfront . . . ]

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[Let’s wrap it up in three!]

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[Courtney Gould (12) came in to play – we’ll see more of her in basketball season . . . ]

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[As a team we didn’t serve as well as we did in the first game of the season, but the number of service errors were probably average and not a factor in the overall scheme of things . . .]

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[We win!  We win!]

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[Well done.  The team may make the end of the season interesting.]

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September 28

[The Class of ’65 monthly luncheon . . . ]

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[Used to be Jerry’s Bar & Grill . . . ]

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[Perfectly located as a go to place pre- and post Cardinal hockey games!]

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[Feed us!]

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[The manager asked to take our photo for their Facebook page!]

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September 29

[A big Cardinal home football game v. St. Cloud Tech – we were likely an underdog, but came away with a big 36 – 27 win!  But since BAT was at the Garden Bar on 6th . . . ]

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[All photos by the Super, who also gifted the socks to BAT!]

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I love being middle hitter!  Blocks and hits, baby.  😉  ~  Stacy Durbin (volleyballer)

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1 Response to Volleyball Senior Night

  1. G. says:

    I love that the Class of ’65 gets together most months to dine. What a wonderful idea. Maybe other Alex. classes can start a similar tradition?

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