Yellowjacket sports enter tournament season

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Volleyball

The volleyball regular season came to an end Saturday, Oct. 25, in the team’s final game against MSCTC-Fergus Falls. The Yellowjackets swept MSCTC 3-0, scoring 25-16, 25-10, and 25-20.

The Yellowjackets are tied with Ridgewater for first place in the MCAC southern division. The teams will have a playoff match to decide where the regional tournament will be played.

In the Saturday game, Brianna Atkins had 15 kills and 10 digs. Kalley Kendall had nine kills and Danielle Adams had seven kills. Amberlee Dunagan had 39 assists and eight digs. As for digs, Haley Lenz had 23 and Natalie Reinardy had 15. Emily Kingland added three blocks.

The volleyball regional tournament starts Friday, Nov. 7. The Yellowjackets are ranked first in the NJCAA DIII polls.

Football

The football team played its first tournament game on Saturday, Oct. 25, beating North Dakota State College of Science in the MCAC quarterfinals 54-31. The Yellowjackets had lost earlier in the season to NDSCS, which would later be a win due to forfeit, so the win was especially sweet.

Quarterback Nick Rooney threw seven touchdown passes and passed for 393 yards. The seven TD passes ties his record and brings his single-season record to 40.

Patrick Bolton had four catches for 96 yards in the first half and three touchdowns.

Marley Allison had seven catches for 184 yards and two touchdowns, and Camren Dearing had five catches for 79 yards and two touchdowns.

Virgil Hammond had 97 yards running and Lyle Jennings had 56.

The Yellowjacket defense had three interceptions, a fumble recovery, and 11 sacks, three-and-a-half of which were by Fazson Chapman.

The semifinal game will be played at RCTC against Dakota College on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Soccer

The soccer season came to a close Sunday as the Yellowjackets lost to rival Anoka-Ramsey 2-3 in overtime in the Region XIII Championship tournament game.

The team also played Saturday against Bismarck State, beating the team 4-0 and moving forward in the tournament to play Anoka-Ramsey.

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