Berean Academy has become an all-too-familiar foe for the Marion High School Lady Warriors, as they faced off Sept. 18 at Berean for the third time in less than two weeks.
Berean won the first meeting Sept. 8 at Centre, 25-12 and 25-23. The teams met again Sept. 15 in the Marion Spikefest, with the Lady Warriors winning on their home floor, 25-12 and 25-18.
Back home for the third contest, Berean took full advantage by defeating Marion 25-21 and 25-20.
“We weren’t as sharp as we were on Saturday,” Marion head coach Deanna Thierolf said. “The girls looked a little tired coming off Spikefest at Marion, but overall played well.”
Marion fared better against Inman in a hotly-contested three-game match in which only 7 points separated them. Marion prevailed in the first game, 25-22, but Inman picked up the second, 25-23. The Lady Warriors hung on to win the match with another 25-23 squeaker in the third game.
“Our passing is improving and we made some really nice digs picking up 81 percent for the night,” Thierolf said.
Montana Percell led in blocks with 10, Briana Hall had 8, Katey Ehrlich, 4, and Kaelyn Thierolf, 3.
Briana Hall was the team leader in kills with 22, Thierolf had 9, and Percell and Ehrlich each had 8.
Kirsten Hansen had 67 assists for hits, and Ehrlich had 62.
Following a break in the schedule, the Lady Warriors were back in action Tuesday at Remington. They are on the road Saturday at Belle Plaine.