Volleyball: Royals squeeze past Monticello 3-2

The Rogers Royals outlasted the Monticello Magic 17-25, 26-24, 16-25, 25-16, 15-11 in a Mississippi 8 match Thursday evening.

Claire Martinez made 15 kills and 22 digs, and served 17-for-17 with three aces for the Royals. Maleia Ysteboe fired off 19 kills and Lizzy Meyer 12. The libero, Abby Folk, made 44 digs, and setter Maddie Badrawi made 44 assists.

The Royals served 97-for-102 with five aces.

The Royals are 1-2 in conference and 4-5 overall. Monticello is 1-2 and 4-3.

Next for Rogers is a tournament at Heritage Christian on Friday (Sept. 14) and a match at Buffalo on Tuesday.