Majettes volleyball swept by powerhouse Century

Alex Eisen/MDN Minot High senior libero Tia Haskins (1) makes a dig in front of teammate Jayda Bennett (5) Tuesday evening during a WDA volleyball match against Bismarck Century in Minot.

The Minot High School volleyball team couldn’t slow down four-time defending state champions Bismarck Century Tuesday evening on its home court.

The Majettes (6-11, 3-7 WDA) lost in straight sets by scores of 25-18, 25-11, 25-14. Century improved to 15-2 overall (9-1 WDA) on the season.

“We did things the opposite from what we usually do,” MHS head coach Sherry Carlson said. “The girls came out strong and ran with Century in the first set. After that, Century controlled the offense. We are pushing our speed and aggressiveness, and will continue to do so.”

MHS junior setter Paige Ackerman was out of the lineup, so the Majettes relied on a 5-1 style of offense with senior Paige Rosencrans taking on all of the setting duties. She finished with 17 assists.

Picking up the kills for Minot was senior Alyson Lucy (7), senior Allie Nelson (6) and junior Morgan Wheeler (6).

Defensively, Nelson and Lucy each had a block. Three players ended with double-digit digs: senior libero Tia Haskins (12), Rosencrans (12) and Nelson (11).

“Defense did a nice job of picking up hits,” Carlson said. “We just need to capitalize on those saves.”

Minot travels to Jamestown (13-4, 9-1 WDA) next to face another top-tier WDA team this season. The Majettes have three more home matches this season: Oct. 15 against Mandan, Oct. 25 against Dickinson and Oct. 29 against Legacy.

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