MCC Falls In Four To Patriots
The Rebels started off the match against HBC with the serve and a quick lead. A few small errors from MCC allowed the Patriots to get back into the game and gain the upper hand. Big kills by MCC’s middle hitters brought the Rebels back into the game. They continued pushing hard offensively against HBC, and took the first set 25-23. MCC started off the second game with a small lead over the Patriots. They had some big swings at the net, and pushed the pace of play. A few offensive and defensive errors by the Rebels allowed HBC back into the game. The Patriots picked on MCC’s right side midway through the game and gained a slight advantage. Both teams battled to gain an edge, but the Rebels could not clean up their errors. HBC took the second set 21-25. Brynn Graphenteen started game three off with solid aggressive serving for MCC. The Rebels carried a good lead throughout the majority of the set. Late in the game MCC fell apart on both offense and defense. The Patriots got back into the game and pushed through to win 22-25. The Rebels felt a little deflated going into the fourth set, but were determined to keep the night going. MCC made a handful of defensive errors that gave HBC an early lead in the game. However, two ace serves in a row from Kylie Frisk brought momentum back to the Rebels. MCC fought back point for point until they were tied with the Patriots. HBC continued their scrappy defense, and was able to play up all of the Rebels aggressive swings. In the end MCC’s own errors allowed for the Patriots to clench the set 21-25. HBC won the tough match over the Rebels three games to one.
MCC will face off against SWMNCH, Edgerton Public, and HBC again in their next few matches. Defensively, the Rebels need to continue making improvements in order to be a solid contender in the conference. MCC’s offense cannot run as efficiently as they are capable without a strong defensive background.
Serving: Camdyn Kluis (15 attempts, 3 aces), Kylie Frist (7 attempts, 2 aces), Bryn Hoekman (8 attempts, 2 aces)
Kills: Emily Rohrer (15), Bryn Hoekman (14)
Digs: Camdyn Kluis (13), Kylie Frisk (11)
Set Assists: Brynn Graphenteen (28), Jaelen Barstad (11)
Rebels Gain First Win At MLA/C
The Rebels had a solid first win last week against MLA/C. MCC traveled to Mountain Lake with hopes of walking away with their first W. The first game started with a Rebel serve. MCC errors allowed MLA/C to jump out to an early 5 point lead. The Rebels fought their way back into the game with tough serving and key aces from Jaelen Barstad. MCC rode with that momentum and pushed through to the end of the game winning 25-23. Game two started off better for the Rebels, but errors quickly allowed the Wolverines back into the game. The two teams battled back and forth, but three key errors late in the game by MCC led to a loss of 23-25. Barstad started off with an ace serve in the third set to get the momentum going for the Rebels. MCC had the upper hand throughout most of the game. With solid offense and defense the Rebels were able to match MLA/C and walk away with another win 26-24. Game four was a huge momentum swing for MCC. The Rebels started off with a five point lead, and carried that lead throughout the entire set. Aggressive serving and offensive plays pushed a quick win for MCC over the Wolverines 25-11. The Rebels grabbed the match win 3 games to 1.
The Rebels will be facing off against some tough conference competition in the next few weeks. They will look at continuing to make improvements on their overall game daily.
Serving: Emily Rohrer (13 attempts, 6 aces), Jaelen Barstad (25 attempts, 4 aces)
Kills: Bryn Hoekman (10), Emily Rohrer (10)
Digs: Sophie Larson (14), Camdyn Kluis (12)
Set Assists: Jaelen Barstad (34)