It may have only taken three sets, but Brandon-Evansville battled Parkers Prairie hard all the way through as the Chargers fell to the Panthers 25-23, 25-21, 25-16 in Little Eight Conference volleyball Thursday night.
The Chargers did struggle with their blocking as they finished the night at 76 percent on 13 of 17 attempts.
“Looking at the stats, you can see that our blocking needs to improve so we can improve our digging percentage in the back row (65 percent),” said Brandon-Evansville coach Gary Ekdahl. “We are not getting in position to dig the ball when they hit at us.
“We did have a big improvement in serving, but we need to have more power and lower serves to score more points. When we hit the ball, we also need to hit the open spots with more top spin.”
The Chargers served for 91 percent against the Panthers on 42 of 46 attempts, including 11 aces.
They also were 87 percent in hitting on 61 of 70 attempts, driving down nine kills and had 78 percent in serve receive on 40 of 51.
Brandon-Evansville was 72 of 74 in setting for 97 percent and nine aces.
The Chargers were to have been at Underwood last night, Tuesday, and will be at the Bertha-Hewitt tournament on Saturday.