Chargers deflect Arrows in four setsPublished 9:14am Tuesday, September 10, 2013
ASHBY — Coming off a second place finish at the Wheaton tournament over the weekend, the Arrows looked to continue its momentum.
Then the Brandon-Evansville Chargers came to town.
After taking the first set 25-18, the Arrows quickly saw its Little Eight Conference rival take control as the Chargers claimed a four-set victory 18-25, 25-21, 25-14, 25-19 Monday.
“We all felt really good going into set two, but things started to fall apart from there on out,” Arrows coach Andrea Knick said. “We were making things too hard on ourselves, and easy for them giving them points on missed serves, and little errors on our side, that turned into points for them.”
“Overall I am pleased with our season so far,” Charger coach Kelly Olson said after the win. “It is nice to start 3-0 in conference play and especially getting that first road win.”
Emma Friedrich had a strong performance for the Chargers as she recorded 15 attack and had 18 digs in the win. Teammate Caroline Jensen also chipped in 15 kills of her own.
The Arrows were well spread out in its attack as Madison VanSanten (6), Alexis Ness (5), Amber Sundal (4) and Paige Nelson (4) all contributed. Cassandra Jordan held down the fort on defense as she recorded 20 digs and had three aces from the serving line.
The Arrows will look to bet back on the right track Tuesday as it travels to take on another conference rival in Parkers Prairie at 7:30 p.m., while the Chargers will prepare for a Saturday tournament in Minnewaska beginning at 9 a.m.