Entries for month: April 2013

2012 was filled high highs and lows

The 2012 season was filled with highs and lows.  The team competed well and was in every match they played.  This team was on the verge of a huge breakthrough as far as wins and losses were concerned but could not get over the hump before the season ended.  The team battled hard and made huge improvements throughout the season.  They laid a solid foundation for the formation of the 2013 team.  

We are in the process of forming the 2013 team if you are interested in competing at the college level, please send Head Coach Michele Hoogers an email or text message.  She is looking for hard working young ladies who love the game and want to compete.  

Congratulations to Rachel Ihnen on being named 2012   1st team All –Conference and 2nd team All- State.

If you are interested in playing intercollegiate women's volleyball contact Coach Hoogers by phone or email 507-433-0527 or michele.hoogers@riverland.edu

College Women's Basketball: Riverland too much for RCTC

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ROCHESTER — When Riverland Community College gets a solid inside-outside scoring balance, it can be tough to beat in women's basketball.

The Lady Blue Devils had a perfect scoring mix on Saturday in a 70-51 win over Rochester Community and Technical College in MCAC Southern Division play.

Guard Victoria Larson led Riverland with a game-high 25 points while center Rebekah Aase chipped in with 16.

"We like to work it inside and out and today Victoria was hitting a lot of threes," Aase said.

Larson made all seven of Riverland's 3-pointers. The freshman from Bangor, Wis., was 7-for-11 from 3-point range.

"We needed Vic to hit from behind the arc," Riverland coach Suzy Hebrink said. "We haven't been hitting a lot of threes lately."

"She's a quick enough shooter where she's going to put it up," RCTC coach Steve Hucke said of Larson.

The Lady Blue Devils often have a strong inside game. Aase, Morgan Lindenfelser and backup Nicole Swanson of Spring Valley give the team a strong presence in the paint.

"We usually have a little size (advantage) on a lot of teams we play," Aase said. "So that's nice."

Riverland indeed was able to control the inside and boards against RCTC. The Lady Blue Devils dominated the boards 57-37 and blocked 10 shots. Aase had 15 rebounds and five blocks while Swanson had seven rebounds and blocked four shots.

"They have nice big players," Hucke said. "But you just have to keep going. You can't worry about blocked shots."

"We wanted to keep them out of there (the paint)," Hebrink said. "And that was kind of a point of emphasis, we wanted to have more offensive rebounds."

Riverland had 21 offensive rebounds and had 15 second-chance points to just six for RCTC.

Lindenfelser chipped with 11 points for Riverland.

"To get three people in double figures is where we need to be," Hebrink said.

Caite Vosejpka led RCTC with 16 points while Chanda Reideman added 13.

The Lady Blue Devils led 38-26 at the half and RCTC never got closer than 12 over the final 20 minutes. Larson made sure of that as she hit a trio of 3-pointers in a four-minute stretch, including one that turned into a four-point play after she was fouled.

The win snapped a five-game losing streak for Riverland.

"It was a good win, we hadn't won in awhile," Aase said. "It was a good team effort."

Riverland, which had not beaten RCTC since the 2004-05 season, swept the Yellowjackets this year. RCTC has struggled as it lost its 12th straight. The Yellowjackets (3-18, 0-7 Southern Division) have not won since Dec. 8.

The Lady Blue Devils improve to 13-10, 2-6 in the Southern Division. Riverland hosts Ridgewater on Wednesday at 6 p.m.



Skylar Anderson 6, Jazmin Wilson 4, Rebekah Aase 16, Victoria Larson 25, Morgan Lindenfelser 11, Sophia Hebrink 0, Brittany Zuniga 6, Nicole Swanson 2.

RCTC (51)

Tayla Begnaud 2, Bobbi Jo Schuttemeier 5, Jenna Cielocha 7, Chanda Reideman 13, Brooke Anderson 0, Caite Vosejpka 16, Kelsey Cary 0, Jordan Nelson 0, Laura Fierro 8.

Halftime: RIV 38, RCTC 26.

Free throws: RIV 13-18, RCTC 12-17. Field goals: RIV 25-65, RCTC 18-66. Rebounds: RIV 57 (Aase 15, Swanson 7, Larson 6, Lindenfelser 6), RCTC 37 (Fierro 6, Reideman 5, Schuttemeier 4). Assists: RIV 11 (Larson 4, Aase 3, Lindenfelser 3), RCTC 10 (Vosejpka 3, Cielocha 3).

Three-point goals: RIV 7-16 (Larson 7), RCTC 3-14 (Vosejpka 3).

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RCC's Aase named second team All-American

Posted By Daily Herald On April 9, 2013 (7:24 pm) In Riverland Blue Devils, RSS General, RSS Twitter, Sports
Rebekah Aase, an Austin grad and Riverland Community College sophomore, was recently named a second team Division III NJCAA All-American for women’s basketball.
Aase, a 6-1 center, averaged 18.1 points and 12.2 points per game this past season for the Blue Devils, who finished the season 15-12 overall.
Aase broke RCC school records in three rebounding categories. She set a new mark for boards in a season with 316, she set a record for rebounds in a career with 567 and she set a new standard for rebounds in a game with 25.
Aase had 18 double-doubles in the past season and she scored a career-high 31 points in one contest.
She led the MCAC in scoring and rebounding, she was second in free throw and field goal percentage and blocked shots and she was fourth in steals.
Aase is the fourth player in Riverland’s history to earn All-American honors for women’s basketball. She is the third player in the last four years to earn the honor under head coach Suzy Hebrink.
RCC’s former All-Americans are Anna Hebrink, who played at RCC from 2008 to 2009, Krista Viehauser, who played at RCC from 2010 to 2011 and Nancy Haddorff, who played at RCC from 1977 to 1978.
Article taken from Austin Daily Herald - http://www.austindailyherald.com
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Women's Basketball Feb. 21st Game

Aase goes big, but Lady Devils fall

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Austin High graduate Rebekah Aase had arguably the best performance of her career Wednesday night against Western Wisconsin Tech.

But, when the final buzzer sounded, it wasn't enough.

The Lady Devils had a chance to tie the game at the buzzer, but their 3-pointer fell short, and they suffered a heart-breaking 70-67 setback to Western Wisconsin.

Aase was stellar throughout the game. She finished with a game-high 31 points to go with a whopping 15 rebounds.

Western Wisconsin Tech improved to 6-5 in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference's South Division.

Riverland moved to 15-11 overall and 4-7 in MCAC South Division play.

The Lady Devils wrap up their regular season at 2 p.m. Saturday on the road in Worthington against Minnesota West, which rolled past Rochester Community and Technical College on Wednesday night.

Women's Basketball Feb. 18th Game

Riverland women win third straight

The Riverland Community College women won their third straight and kept their postseason hopes alive with a 58-51 win Saturday over Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Fergus Falls at the Riverland Gym.

The Blue Devils upped their record to 15-10 overall and 4-6 in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference.

Riverland enjoyed an 11-point halftime lead, 34-23.

Rebekah Aase led all scorers with 22 points, and Vicrotia Larson added 14 and Skyla Anderson 9. Aase also grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. Sophia Hebrink had 11 boards.

Riverland shot just 28.7 percent (23 of 80) but Fergus Falls was just as cold, finishing 28.2 percent on 20 of 71 shooting. The Blue Devils had a big lead in rebounds at 68-52.

On Jan. 23, Fergus Falls defeated Riverland, 65-47. That was in a stretch of five straight losses for the Blue Devils. But since then, the Blue Devils have won three straight.

The Blue Devils close out the regular season with a pair of games on the road, Wednesday at Western Technical and Saturday at Minnesota West.