Winners of two straight, Lady Tigers head into FC Invite with momentum

Falls City High’s volleyball team won their second match in a row Tuesday night, winning in three sets over visiting Conestoga, 25-20, 25-11 and 25-21.

The Lady Tigers, now 5-15 and winners of three of their last six games after starting the season 2-12, had a well-rounded team performance in earning their fifth victory of the season. FC converted 73-of-78 serves (93.2 percent) with nine aces, while also putting away 28 total kills and nine blocks.

Big individual performances came from juniors Chelsea Campbell and Maygan Ramsey. Campbell converted 27-of-28 serves for 22 points, by far a career high, and recorded five aces along the way. Campbell also led FC with 18 digs. Ramsey put away 10 team-high kills and had three blocks, one of which was solo. Senior Madison Olberding served a perfect 14-of-14 with 10 points to go along with five kills and 16 digs. Sophomore Libby Bauman also recorded five kills, but it was her defense at the net that made the difference, as Bauman recorded four solo blocks and six total to lead FC. Junior setter Baylee Vrtiska passed for 23 total assists, averaging nearly eight per game.

FC hosts their annual invitational this Saturday with first round games beginning at 9 a.m. All games will be played at the Falls City High School. FC opens with Class C-2 Palmyra, who enters with a 13-3 record and was listed as a contender in Tuesday’s Lincoln Journal Star ratings. Opposite FC and Palmyra may be the toughest draw in the tournament for anyone in Class B Beatrice, who enters on the heals of an 11-game winning streak. Sterling (15-3), ranked No. 4 in Class D-2 and winners of nine straight, is the top seed.  For more information, see bracket below.

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