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Prescott 5th at Hudson Invite

Prescott's Savanna Murphy (8) tries to squeeze a shot between a pair of Bloomer defenders in the Cardinal volleyball team's opening round match against Bloomer at the Hudson Invitational Saturday, Sept. 9. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia

The Prescott volleyball team finished fifth at the eight-team Hudson Invitational Saturday, Sept. 9, with a record of 2-2.

The Cardinals opened pool play with a 2-0 loss to Bloomer by scores of 25-21, 25-20, before coming from behind for a three-set win over Colfax, 19-25, 25-14, 15-9.

In the playoff round they dropped a three-set decision to host and eventual tournament champion Hudson, 21-25, 25-19, 14-16 before sweeping Menomonie, 25-10, 25-13, in the fifth place match.

Katelyn Miller led the Cardinal offense with 33 kills while Ashley Rieken came up with a team-high 31 digs.

The Cardinals return to Middle Border Conference action at home against Amery Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. and will travel to Somerset Tuesday, Sept. 19.

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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