The Brandon-Evansville volleyball team had one of its toughest challenges of the year on Monday night when they traveled to Park Christian (17-1).
Not only were the Falcons were riding an 11-match win streak heading into Monday’s meeting, but they had only lost six sets all season. Despite losing 3-0, the Chargers gave them some problems.
“We had a good back-and-forth matchup with Park Christian,” B-E head coach Kelly Olson said. “We knew coming in that they were a strong team passing the ball and have girls that can attack the ball.”
The Chargers lost by nine total points in the three sets. Kristen Kokett had 11 digs. Bailey Schaefer had 15 kills and four digs. Kailee Klimek had seven digs and two blocks in the loss.
“Our goal was to serve tough and pass well,” Olson said. “For 95 percent of the match, we did that. It was that other 5 percent that cost us. Park Christian answered every run we had, and we did our best to do the same. Offensively, we need to be better. I felt too many third contacts were too easy, or plain sloppy. Those are things we can work on. Mentally, we were there tonight and tomorrow is a new day.”
Park Christian is a fellow Section 6A opponent, and the Falcons have the best record of any team in the field right now. The loss halted a five-match winning streak for the Chargers as they fell to 11-3 overall.
PARK CHRISTIAN 3, B-E 0
(25-21, 26-24, 25-22)
Kailee Klimek 1 ace, 3 kills, 2 blocks, 7 digs; Bailey Schaefer 15 kills, 1 block, 4 digs; Kristen Kokett 1 st assist, 11 digs; Brittany Korkowski 1 ace, 5 kills, 1 set assist, 8 digs; Mikenna Pattrin 6 kills, 2 blocks, 1 dig; Boris Jacobson 2 aces; Korrie Randt 1 ace, 1 kill, 26 set assists, 6 digs; Haddey Zastrow 1 kill, 1 block, 1 set assist, 2 digs; Gretchen Bredberg 1 dig