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Raider middle hitter Katrina Zenz (13) finds room at the net to spike the ball for a point in the first set of the Raiders' Big Rivers Conference volleyball match against Rice Lake last Tuesday at the high school gym. Bob Burrows photo

Volleyball improves as week goes on

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The Raider volleyball team got off to a slow start last week, dropping a 3-0 decision at home to Rice lake on Tuesday, but gradually improved and ended up finishing fifth at Saturday's Cretin-Derham Hall Tournament in St. Paul.


Head coach Dennis Saathoff said the Raiders had more service reception errors than any match this year against Rice Lake, which slowed their offensive attack. Scores of the match were 23-25, 10-25, 16-25.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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