Cardinal Volleyers Drop Heartbreaker

Struebing slams winnerBoone Central’s volleyball team hoped a return to its home court Thursday, Oct. 15, would be the secret for success.
The Cardinals got off to a strong start against Mid-State Conference foe Hartington Cedar Catholic, but dropped a crucial fourth game to the Trojans and ultimately lost their fourth consecutive match.
Boone Central opened with a 25-14 victory and, after a 25-17 win by Cedar Catholic, took a 2-1 lead with a strong 25-15 decision in game three. The Trojans won a hard-fought fourth game 25-22, then jumped out to a quick lead in the fifth-and-deciding game, winning 15-10.
Although the Cardinals had just four serve reception errors, their passing was not sharp, leading to just 22 assists in 109 sets. Boone Central swung at a .298 kill rate on 82-of-104 hitting (82 percent). BC served at an 89 percent success rate with eight aces.
Megan Bygland led the Card attack with 15 kills on 39-of-45 hits. Bobbi Beckwith added eight kills on 23-of-27 hitting. Erica Carder had 18 assists in the contest and also led digs with 35. Bygland added 27 digs, Beckwith and Brooke Michael 22 apiece. Cara Struebing and Bygland each made two solo blocks and Erica Carder served three aces in the match.

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