The West Central Area volleyball team rescheduled a match with Benson to get in one last contest ahead of the pause in sports on Friday night.
The Braves (4-8) play in a competitive West Central Conference, and they proved to be too much for the Knights (5-8) as Benson completed the sweep by scores of 25-16, 25-22 and 25-16.
“We knew going into the match that serve receive was going to be crucial as we have faced the Braves before and knew they were an aggressive serving team,” WCA head coach Melissa Foslien said. “The Braves also had a nearly all senior lineup, and that experience against our young team proved to be hard to handle. We didn't have much action on offense, as we struggled to find our setters.”
Morgan Stark had three kills, and Macy Grosz had six assists. Kaitlyn Hansen and Mya Foslien each had a team-best 11 digs.
“We are grateful to have had the opportunity to play,” coach Foslien said of this season. “Had we been able to start our season in August, we probably would've been able to have played all of our regular season and playoff games. We lucked out with only having to quarantine a couple of our players mid-season, avoiding our whole team being knocked out for two weeks. Life lessons were learned, and we have grown our game and our program.”
Foslien said coaches knew this was going to be a season focused on building, and the Knights are excited about the future of this team.
“We thank our two seniors, Brooke Anderson and Morgan Stark, for their leadership and dedication throughout their years at WCA,” Foslien said. “We look forward to working hard in the offseason when we are allowed to practice, hold camps and tournaments, and hit the weight room. The Knights have a bright future ahead of them, and they will be exciting to watch in the next few years.”