Tuesday Sep 01 2009
Tigers win volleyball war of the Roses
By: Kurt Johnson, The Press Tribune
Roseville makes short work of Rosemont
The local high school volleyball version of the Rose Bowl went to Roseville in convincing fashion as the Tigers buried Rosemont on the road Monday night. While the match was not close, Roseville kept its level of play up and took care of business in three straight games, not allowing the Wolverines to score in double digits in any game. “We are working on playing to a high standard, regardless of the opponent or situation and did a good job of playing up to that standard,” said Roseville coach Ron Grove. “We had control of every game and really did not make many errors. The team is playing very intelligently and doing some good things.” With the 25-7, 25-9, 25-9 result, there was not a lot of game action for the Tigers to pile up the statistics, but Katie Simon managed 10 kills and three blocks to lead Roseville at the net. Simone Durham, who was returning from a minor knee injury, put down three kills and three blocks and delivered four aces from the service line. Setter Kali Lahoun was on top of her game as well, banging three kills to go with her 29 assists. Jessica Richardson was a key contributor on the back line for the Tigers. Roseville (2-0) plays at Bear River Tuesday night before a heavy weekend workload, with a Foundation Game at home against Elk Grove Thursday night and the High Sierra tournament in Reno Friday and Saturday.