BC/NG volley team stands 2-3

Elissa SlizoskiThe Boone Central/Newman Grove volleyball team, after sweeping O’Neill to open the season, didn’t have quite the success it sought in week two.
The Cardinals did have some high points, however, posted their second win of the season and gained further valuable experience.

BC/NG began its week with a tough 14-25, 13-25, 25-22, 17-25 loss at Guardian Angels Central Catholic (West Point).
“It took our varsity two sets to get going – we were just a little flat,” said Coach Susan Roberts. “We dropped the first two games largely in part to our own errors.
“We relaxed and came out executing in game three and also played well in game four, but let ourselves get flustered and out of sync when there was a long delay at the scorer’s table.
“We were pleased with how the girls rallied back out of a lackluster start and got their game going.”
Boone Central/Newman Grove returned to action Saturday in the Boone Central Invitational at Albion. The Cards posted a 1-2 record and placed 4th in the tournament.
BC/NG opened with a 23-25, 25-18, 25-23 victory over Tekamah-Herman, then dropped decisions to Crofton (22-25, 15-25) and Schuyler (20-25, 19-25).
“We started off with a hard-fought win over a ranked Tekamah-Herman team. We played our best-executed match since I’ve been coaching here,” Roberts praised. “Unfortunately, we did not sustain this level of execution. We struggled to play consistently against Crofton and Schuyler. Against Crofton, we hit .140, making more errors than kills. We hit better against Schuyler, but missed key serves and couldn’t gain any momentum.”

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