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B-E volleyball picks up win over Ashby

The Brandon-Evansville volleyball team was able to shake off a first-set loss for a 3-1 comeback victory in Ashby last Tuesday.

Ashby controlled play in the first set by winning 25-18. After that, the Chargers took control by winning the next three sets 25-21, 25-14 and 25-19.

Head coach Kelly Olson said the Arrows did a good job on defense and the Chargers had trouble finishing some of their possessions. But they fought through it for a conference victory.

"The girls had a sense of urgency and kept pushing back at Ashby," Olson said. "I am proud of the girls for keeping their focus during a game when we were not clicking, and for finding the drive to move forward."

Arrows head coach Andrea Knick said they played a great first set, but after that the Chargers were able to control the match.

"We made things too hard on ourselves and easy for them by giving them points on missed serves and little errors on our side that turned into points for them," Knick said.

For the Chargers, Emma Friedrich had a double-double with 15 kills and 18 digs in the match. Caroline Jansen also had 15 kills. Kinsley Randt had 32 assists and 11 digs, and Megan Kokett had 18 digs.

The Arrows were led by Madison Van Santen, who had six kills in the match. Alexis Ness also had five kills. Cassandra Jordan led the defense with 20 digs, and Van Santen had seven digs and 12 set assists.

With the win, Brandon-Evansville improved to 3-0 in conference play. They are looking forward to playing Class AA teams in the Minnewaska tournament this Saturday.

Ashby is 1-2 in conference play, and their next conference match is Tuesday, September 17 at Hillcrest Lutheran Academy.


BRANDON-EVANSVILLE — 18 25 25 25 - 3

ASHBY 25 21 14 19 — 1

BE — Mariah Hansen — 5 kills, 1 set assist, 4 aces, 16 digs, 2 blocks; Kinsley Randt — 1 kill, 32 set assists, 5 aces, 11 digs; Caroline Jansen — 15 kills, 4 aces, 1 dig; Emma Friedrich — 15 kills, 1 ace, 18 digs, 3 blocks; Toni Wright — 1 kill, 1 assist, 2 aces, 5 digs; Diane Campbell — 3 kills, 1 dig; Megan Kokett — 1 kill, 1 ace, 18 digs


ASHBY — Madison Van Santen — 6 kills, 7 digs, 12 assists; Madison Krupke — 3 kills, 5 digs; Alexis Ness — 5 kills, 2 blocks, 4 digs; Amber Sundal — 4 kills, 1 block, 11 digs, 8 assists; Paige Nelson — 4 kills, 11 digs; Cassandra Jordan — 20 digs, 3 aces; Abbie Ras — 1 ace; Kerstyn Schroeder — 2 blocks, 4 kills; Becca Hansen — 2 blocks, 1 kill

Blaze Fugina

Blaze Fugina is the sports editor of the Woodbury and South Washington County Bulletin newspapers. Previously, Blaze worked as a sports editor for the Pierce County Herald and a sports reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.

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