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Volleyball: Ashby serving leads to 3-1 win

The Ashby-Destiny Academy volleyball team served up a 3-1 home win over Hancock on Monday night.

After 25-15 and 25-13 wins in the first two sets, the Arrows couldn’t quite pull off the sweep in a 25-21 loss in the third set. Nonetheless, they locked up the win in the fourth set with the 25-21 victory.

“After coming off a tough tournament weekend and two hard-fought, five-set matches, it was great to see the girls gelling on the court and communicating well,” head coach Hayley Stevens said. “They have what they need to play competitively together, but tonight that finally fell into place where we were able to finish.”

Amelia Barry finished with three aces on 21-for-21 serving, also adding 21 set assists and 15 digs. Josey Ness followed with a perfect serving night -- 19-for-19 -- with a pair of aces and 15 digs of her own, while Madeline Thompson finished 10-for-10 on serves herself.

Elsewhere, Brynn Krupke recorded 11 kills, while Courtney Koefod tallied 28 digs. Krupke and Halle Dahlen each finished with two blocks, as well.

“We had consistent serving across the board,” Stevens said. “Josey Ness has continually stepped up and given us 100-percent serving, and (she) did that again tonight. Amelia Barry has also been a strong one on the serving line and proved herself (Monday). Madeline Thompson also served well.”

Ashby-Destiny Academy will be back on the court at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at home against Rothsay.

Micah Friez

Micah Friez is a sports reporter for the Echo Press in Alexandria. A native of East Grand Forks, Minn., he is a 2018 graduate of Bemidji State University with a degree in Creative and Professional Writing. Follow him on Twitter at @micahfriez for Alexandria area sports updates and jokes he thinks are funny.

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