The West Central Area volleyball team is heading into the postseason with some confidence after playing competitive volleyball in the final weeks of the season.
The Knights (5-17) fell to Rothsay (9-11-1) on Tuesday night 3-1. The first set went into extra points, but WCA couldn’t pull away – losing 28-26.
“Our girls were up again in the first game, but we got stuck at 23 and could not finish,” head coach Melissa Foslien said. “Had we clenched the first game, I think our night would have ended differently.”
The Knights trailed 9-1 in the second set and made a comeback to even the score. However, Rothsay’s aggressive play kept the Knights in a hole. WCA found its groove in the third set. A 25-17 win kept the match alive, but things fell flat in the fourth in a 25-12 final.
“Our girls played more aggressively, we passed better and were able to take care of the ball,” Foslien said of the third set. “What happens from one game to the next is often a mystery. We should’ve had them down on their luck, but we just didn’t come out aggressive, made some hitting errors early on, and serve receive was rough. We hope to come together and make a run before we are done.”
ROTHSAY 1, WCA 1
(28-26, 25-20, 17-25, 25-12)
WCA- Hailey Bennett 3 aces, 11 assists, 19 digs; Ellie Herman 2 acesa, 11 digs; 7 kills; Kaleigh Anderson 19 assists, 11 digs; Kaitlyn Hansen 16 digs; Kaylyn Ulrich 11 digs; Morgan Stark 11 digs, 6 kills; Liz Rustan 12 kills, 2 blocks