BRF Volleyball

The Black River Falls volleyball team raised over $1,500 for the American Cancer Society during their annual ‘Battle for a Cause’ night on Thursday, Sept. 14. The successful event was lead by senior captains Lauren Perry, Alli Zillmer and Ashley Overlien. Local businesses donated thirty raffle baskets and five silent auction items to help raise money for the cause. The night was capped off with a 3-2 Tiger victory over opponent Westby.

The BRF Volleyball has been more than serving up aces on the court, they have been taking a selected interest in serving and helping others in the area.

Two weeks ago, BRF hosted their annual Battle For a Cause event where they raise money to help support the American Cancer Society.

BRF volleyball is also invested in helping its youth volleyball programs like BRAVO and middle school volleyball program.

Last week varsity and JV players ran an instructional clinic with their middle school program. Led by captains Allison Zillmer, Lauren Perry and Ashley Overlien, the girls ran several instructional stations focused on passing, serving, setting, defense and hitting.

At each station, the teams went through the mental checks associated with each skill and talked about the importance of focusing on the preparation and routines they go through when doing each skill set.

The Tigers did have a game Tuesday night against Arcadia and were down 1-9 until they mounted a run to end the first set 23-25. Set two they won 25-14.

Set three proved to be a challenge but the Tigers came out with a 26-24 win. In set four Arcadia did an excellent job picking apart the Tiger defense and forced them to scramble on the offensive end, winning that set 25-16.

In set five it was a back and forth battle and unfortunately Arcadia’s aggressive attack mode proved to much as BRF dropped the last set 11-15.

The Tiger’s conference record is now 5-2. Samantha Blackdeer had nine kills while Ashley Overlien had 15 assists. Maggie Roou had 18 digs and Channing Manske five aces.


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