Card volleyball: Alexandria still undefeated in Central Lakes Conference volleyballThe Redbird volleyball team rebounded with style after they struggled against Moorhead, defeating Little Falls 3-1 to remain undefeated in Central Lakes Conference action Thursday.
The Redbird volleyball team rebounded with style after they struggled against Moorhead, defeating Little Falls 3-1 to remain undefeated in Central Lakes Conference action Thursday.
“The team bounced back from their Tuesday night loss against Moorhead with great team chemistry and their most organized team play yet this year,” said Card coach Becky Schlichting. “For the first time all season, the team looked as though they were really moving and playing as one. It was an awesome thing to view from the bench, and we hope to continue improving upon this organization throughout the rest of the year.”
Alexandria opened with two wins 25-14, 25-23 before falling 25-23 to the Flyers in set three. The fourth set went back in the Cardinals’ favor 25-14, giving them the win.
“Our offense was the most well-rounded it has been throughout the season as well,” said the coach. “[Sam] Trumm led the team with 14 kills. Brianna Johnson (8), Laurel Thompson (9) and Amanda Christianson (8) all put up a solid amount of kills as well.”
Defensively, Shanee Herd had 16 digs, with Christianson contributing 11.
“Setters Allie Noetzelman and Laurel Thompson continued to put up some great sets to help our offense put the ball away,” Schlichting pointed out of the 21 and 14 assists contributed by the two players. “Junior Danielle Warren came off the bench in game three to provide her setters with some much-needed passing. Warran put up some of her best passes all year.”
The Cardinals also saw the return of junior Rachel Thompson, who was back from a pre-season injury.
“Thompson was a strong presence on the court and contributed to the consistent energy of the group throughout the evening,” said Schlichting. “Rachel also put up four blocks against the strong Little Falls offense.
“This was a great all-around match for us,” she added. “The team’s chemistry, energy and consistency was right where we need it to be.”
ALEXANDRIA 3, LITTLE FALLS 1
ALEXANDRIA 25 25 23 25
LITTLE FALLS 14 23 25 14
KILLS – Allie Noetzelman 2, Amanda Christianson 8, Brianna Johnson 8, Cameron Swedberg 2, Kaitlin Becker 3, Laurel Thompson 9, Rachel Thompson 2, Sam Trumm 14. BLOCKS – Christianson 3, Swedberg 1, L. Thompson 1, R. Thompson 4, Trumm 2. ACES – Noetzelman 2, Christianson 1, Johnson 6, L. Thompson 2, Trumm 1, Danielle Warren 1. ASSISTS – Noetzelman 21, L. Thompson 14. DIGS – Christianson 11, Trumm 10.