The Sleepy Eye Indians let Tigers loose on their home court on Thursday, Sept. 7.

The Sleepy Eye Indians let Tigers loose on their home court on Thursday, Sept. 7. Any hopes of winning that Springfield brought with them were quickly crushed by the Indians offense.

Sleepy Eye 3

Springfield 0

(25-14, 25-11, 25-11)

The Springfield Tigers are struggling this year, having lost every game thus far. Meanwhile, the Indians brought the same intensity that had the Knights on the ropes a week before and shut down three sets with ease.

Communication be-tween the players on the court was more solid and it payed off as the Indians had a plan for every strategy the Tigers threw at them. Mya Ibberson led the offense with 11 kills and put up four blocks on defense. Madi Heiderscheidt followed close behind with eight kills, three aces, four digs. Cassidy Hoffmann was key to her team’s offense with 23 set assists and three aces.

Sleepy Eye

Invitational

The Indians hosted an invitational meet on Saturday, Sept. 9. Eight schools were represented and competed in two pools. The first round was best of two games.

Redwood Valley 1

Sleepy Eye 1

(24-26, 25-18)

The Indians won game one, but lost the set due to a split game where the points were added up to determine the winner.

Madelia 2

Sleepy Eye 0

(25-16, 25-22)

Madelia came out strong in the first set and shut down the Indians. After the tough loss Sleepy Eye fought back in the second set but Blackhawks pulled off a three point win.

Mountain Lake Area 1

Sleepy Eye 1

(25-21, 22-25)

The Indians managed one win for the day—against the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines. Once again the game was split but this time Sleepy Eye had the higher count.

Cathedral 3

Sleepy Eye 0

(24-22, 25-20, 25-12)

On Tuesday, Sept. 12 the Cathedral Greyhounds came into the Indians’ house and went up against them in three sets for quick night.

In the first set the Indians held their own against the Greyhounds, matching them point for point up until the final moments. “We came out strong and we came out aggressive,” said coach Sydney Geiger. “We battled and things just kind of went their way. They have a great program and they are a good team.” Errors and some very effective kills made the next two sets a loss for Sleepy Eye.

McKenzie Cselovszki got seven kills and Mariah Miller followed with five. Courtney Dittbenner led the defense with 16 digs.

The Indians host Cedar Mountain-Comfrey on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.