The Boone Central volleyball team showed improvement and got that elusive first win of a tough season in action this past week.
The Cardinals traveled to Twin River for triangular play Oct. 11. After dropping a 20-25, 14-25 decision to the host Titans, ranked in the Class C1 Top 10, Boone Central bounced back to defeat Fullerton 22-25, 25-19, 25-13.
Boone Central’s JV also split matches, losing 13-25, 23-25 to Twin River and defeating Fullerton 25-21, 24-26, 25-15.
“The varsity and JV both had great nights, with the varsity getting its first win and being very competitive against state-ranked Twin River,” praised Coach Susan Roberts. “We had our best serve-receive of the season, with 91 and 94 percent. A majority of those passes were in system so we could run our offense.
“We also played tough defense by tallying 37 digs against Twin River and 52 vs. Fullerton. Overall, I felt we played our best volleyball of the season in these two matches.”
Boone Central (1-18) returned home Thursday, hosting Hartington Cedar Catholic on Senior/Parents Night.
The Card varsity gave the Trojans a fight before bowing 8-25, 19-25, 25-23, 14-25. The Boone Central JV dropped a 20-25, 19-25 decision and the 9th/10th grade team was defeated 25-22, 19-25, 13-15.
Roberts again felt her varsity squad showed progress, needs to play with more consistency to be effective.
“We played competitively after a slow start in the first set. I felt we played really great at times, but struggled with consistency,” she commented. “We had moments of great play, then made several receive or attacking errors in a row. We need to be more consistent like we were in the third set.”
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