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College volleyball: Lady Jays fall to Anoka-Ramsey

COON RAPIDS — A tight first set went Anoka-Ramsey’s way, and the Minnesota West volleyball team went on to lose its season opener Wednesday night, 3-1.

The Golden Rams got the benefit of a close line call late in their 26-24 first-game victory over the Lady Jays. It seemed to energize the home team as it sapped the Jays. A-R went on to score three quick points to close out the victory.

“They just kind of took the momentum and went with it,” said West head coach Marie Johnson.

The Rams won the next game, 25-15. Minnesota West won the next game 25-15 and lost the fourth 25-11.

It was the third game that Johnson pointed to as the kind of game her team will need to reproduce in the future. In it, she said, the Lady Jays communicated well, moved well, and “there was momentum and excitement.”

Hanna Bosma, a 6-1 Southwest Christian High School grad, led the Lady Jays Wednesday with seven kills. Bailey Tish, a 6-0 Martin County West graduate, added six.

Worthington High School’s Morgan Harberts led West with 13 set assists and Maddie Rasche (Southwest Star Concept) had one ace serve.

Rasche also had 13 digs.

Minnesota West will host St. Cloud Tech on Friday starting at 6:30 p.m.

Doug Wolter

Doug Wolter is the Daily Globe sports editor. He served as sports reporter, then sports editor, news editor and finally managing editor at the Daily Globe for 22 years before leaving for seven years to work as night news editor at the Mankato Free Press in Mankato. Doug now lives in Worthington with his wife, Sandy. They have three children and seven grandchildren. Doug, retired after a lengthy career in fast-pitch softball, enjoys reading, strumming his acoustic guitar and hanging around his grandchildren. He also writes books on fiction. Two of his stories, "The Genuine One" and "The Old Man in Section 129" have been distributed through a national publisher.

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