MHS volleyball swept by Harrisburg

Mitchell's Kaspen Alm (8) goes for the kill as Harrisburg's Emma Haser, left, and Shaylee Arp defend during a match on Thursday night in the MHS gym.

The Mitchell High School volleyball team couldn’t maintain its momentum from Tuesday.

Two days after knocking off Pierre in a five-set thriller, the Kernels were swept by Harrisburg in straight sets on Thursday at MHS gym. The set scores were 25-18, 25-10 and 25-8.

Mitchell was hampered by serve-receive errors, committing seven against the Tigers and it finished with just one ace in the match.

“We knew we were going to have to be ready for a really good-serving team and when their serving is on, it’s really on,” Mitchell coach Deb Thill said. “They did a really good job of serving. I thought Harrisburg played very well.”

The Kernels (6-12) hung with the Tigers (13-10) for the first, but couldn’t continue it as the match progressed. Harrisburg was clinging to a 19-18 in the opening set, but it closed with six straight points. The Tigers jumped out to big leads in the next two sets on their way to the sweep.


Mitchell was without senior hitter Cameryn Logan (undisclosed reasons) and that put players in different positions. Thill said the team expects Logan back at practice Friday.

“We had Alyssa (Magee) on the floor who hadn’t played much at all and I thought she did a great job,” Thill said. “We had Taylor Haring playing two positions. So we kind of had to try to figure out a way to compete without Cam.”

Kaspen Alm led the Kernels with six kills, while Lizzie Tyler posted three kills. Katy Sebert finished with 16 assists. Sarah Sebert added 13 dis and Tyler posted eight digs.

The Kernels play at No. 4 Watertown on Saturday in their regular-season finale.

“If you want to make your postseason run you have to start with a good team,” Thill said. “So we will find that out with Watertown.”

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