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Philip Lady Scotties return with seventh place from state volleyball tournament

Philip Lady Scotties Volleyball Team ... at the 2007 State “B” Volleyball Tournament in Sioux Falls November 15-17.

With a 30-3 season record, the Philip Lady Scotties began the State Class "B" State High School Volleyball Tournament as the number three seeded team. The tournament was November 15th through the 17th in Sioux Falls.

The Scotties had not lost a Class B match during the regular season. Two of their three losses went to Hot Springs and the other went to Bennett County, both Class A teams. The Scotties had won the District 13B tournament, then defeated Wall for the Region 7B championship. Philip had defeated Wall earlier in the season.

The Scotties made their eighth appearance at state and their first since 2004. The Scotties won the Class A championship in 1996.

At this year's state tournament, the Scotties were first defeated by sixth-seeded Kimball (25-3). This was Kimball's fourth tournament appearance.

Philip's next match was won by Harding County. This was two-time state champions Harding County's ninth trip to the state tournament. Philip defeated the Harding County Ranchers twice during the regular season. Warner had beaten Harding County in their first 2007 State match.

Kimball (26-3) made its third consecutive trip to the tournament.

Philip vs. Kimball

26-28, 17-25, 25-16, 18-25

Scottie record 30-4

Serving: Philip - 72 of 88 (13 aces). Leaders: Tylissa Fitch - 25 of 26 (6 aces), Taylor Holman - 13 of 14 (3 aces), Abby Fitzgerald - 10 of 10 (1 ace).

Receiving: Philip - 66 of 78. Leaders: Marissa Mann - 19 of 20, Kayla O'Connell - 19 of 24, Lindsay Mann - 12 of 13, Fitch - 16 of 19.

Setting: Philip - 117 of 118 (32 assists). Leader: Holman - 99 of 100 (32 assists).

Hitting: Philip - 119 of 141 (40 kills). Leaders: M. Mann - 46 of 53 (18 kills), Sierra Hook - 25 of 28 (11 kills), L. Mann - 21 of 25 (3 kills), Fitch - 10 of 10 (4 kills). Kimball - 35 kills.

Blocking: Philip - 4 of 9 (4 kills). Leaders: M. Mann - 2 solo kills and 1 double, Fitzgerald - 1 double.

Digging: Philip - 93 of 128. Leaders: O'Connell - 23 of 27, Holman - 18 of 24, L. Mann - 18 of 24, M. Mann - 14 of 19.

Philip vs. Harding County

22-25, 21-25, 24-26

Scottie Record 30-5

Serving: Philip - 59 of 68 (5 aces). Leaders: Fitch - 15 of 15, M. Mann - 14 of 16 (1 aces), Fitzgerald - 9 of 12 (4 aces), L. Mann - 21 of 22.

Receiving: Philip - 60 of 65. Leaders: O'Connell - 20 of 20, Fitch - 13 of 15, M. Mann - 21 of 22.

Setting: Philip - 104 of 105 (34 assists). Leaders: Holman - 94 of 94 (29 assists), L. Mann - 3 of 3 (2 assists).

Hitting: Philip - 106 of 118. Leaders: Hook - 25 of 28 (13 kills), L. Mann - 28 of 29 (11 kills), M. Mann - 28 of 33 (9 kills), Fitzgerald - 12 of 12 (3 kills).

Blocking: Philip - 2 of 3 (2 kills). Leaders: Fitzgerald - 1 solo kill, Hook - 1 solo kill.

Digging: Philip - 100 of 135. Leaders: O'Connell - 25 of 32, Fitch - 16 of 22, L. Mann - 19 of 26, M. Mann - 17 of 24.

Philip vs. Woonsocket

25-22, 25-16, 21-25, 25-21

Scottie record 31-5

Serving: Philip - 36 of 96 (11 aces). Leaders: L. Mann - 16 of 19 (3 aces), Fitch - 18 of 19 (2 aces), M. Mann - 17 of 19 (2 aces), Holman - 13 of 14 (2 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 74 of 77. Leaders: M. Mann - 32 of 34, O'Connell - 17 of 17, Fitch 13 of 14, L. Mann 9 of 9.

Setting: Philip - 180 of 181 (50 aces). Leaders: Holman - 163 of 164 (47 assists), M. Mann - 4 of 4 (1 assist).

Hitting: Philip - 199 of 219 (53 kills). Leaders: Hook - 38 of 44 (14 kills), M. Mann - (14 kills), L. Mann - (12 kills), Fitzgerald - (7 kills).

Blocking: 10 of 11 (10 kills). Leaders: Hook - 4 solo kills, Fitzgerald - 3 solo kills and 1 double, M. Mann - 1 solo kill and 1 double.

Digging: Philip - O'Connell - 42 of 51, M. Mann - 26 of 31, L. Mann - 21 of 29.