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Volleyball: C-G-B tops Brandon-Evansville in season-opener

After splitting the first two sets, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley won sets three and four to defeat Brandon-Evansville. B-E is back at home for its second match of the year at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Brandon-Evansville's Gretchen Bredberg goes up for a block against West Central Area in the season opener on Aug. 27, 2021. B-E began the 2022 season with a 3-1 loss to CGB on Aug. 29, 2022.
(Photo by Jared Rubado / Alexandria Echo Press)
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The Brandon-Evansville volleyball program began its season on Monday with a loss to the Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Wolverines in a 3-1 match.

C-G-B got the jump on B-E by winning the first set.

“Our serve receive passing led to a couple of quick kills from Kylee Dingwall to begin the set, but trouble behind the service line quickly changed the momentum of the game in favor of CGB,” B-E head coach Kelly Olson said.

The Chargers responded quickly by winning the second set.

“After a dropped first set, Kendal Hoidahl, Gretchen Bredberg, and Courtney Brethorst were able to string together several serves to give us a lead that carried through to tie up the series,” Olson said.

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The Wolverines closed things off by winning the final two sets.

“Set three and four brought with them much of the same struggles behind the service line, along with difficulty blocking,” Olson said. “While we scrambled on several plays to keep the ball alive, ultimately, we gave CGB too many chances. It is a matter of focusing for the entire match and not when it is easy.”

The Chargers are back at home on Tuesday for a match at 7:15 p.m. against the Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Fighting Saints.

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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