Battlers sweep Vikings in three setsPublished 10:03am Tuesday, September 17, 2013
PELICAN RAPIDS — On Monday, the Vikings welcomed in the Battle Lake Battlers for a non-conference volleyball match.
Pelican Rapids were looking to avenge an earlier loss at its home invitational tournament to the Battlers. But after the dust settled, Battle Lake got back on the bust with a win, sweeping the host 25-17, 25-21, 25-18.
The Vikings put themselves in a hole in the first set as the Battle Lake jumped out to a commanding lead. Pelican Rapids would rally back in the set, but could not overcome the lead.
In the second set, the Vikings took the offensive and gained the early advantage. With the game tied at 21-21, the Battlers were able to find its rhythm to steal the game away.
In the third set, Battle Lake closed out the match to claim a three set victory.
Mackenzie Korf led the defense for the Vikings with 13 digs, while teammate Brianna Harthun chipped in 11 of her own.
The Vikings will look to rebound as it hosts Staples-Motley Tuesday for Parent’s night at 7:30 p.m., while the Battlers will take on Little Eight Conference foe Ashby at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.