College volleyball: West loses in three to MState
DAILY GLOBE FERGUS FALLS -- The lack of a deep bench has proven troublesome for the Minnesota West volleyball team this fall, but on Wednesday depth was the least of the Lady Jays' problems. "We were sluggish and quiet tonight on the court," head...
FERGUS FALLS - The lack of a deep bench has proven troublesome for the Minnesota West volleyball team this fall, but on Wednesday depth was the least of the Lady Jays’ problems.
“We were sluggish and quiet tonight on the court,” head coach Marie Johnson described West’s match against host MState-Fergus Falls. “We didn’t get the communication going. On sets two and three, the communication got better, but too late.”
MState-Fergus Falls swept the Worthington-based Jays, 25-7, 25-17, 25-17.
Becca Linder had 10 kills and three blocks for Minnesota West. Dani Hermeling had 15 set assists. Rachael Evans came up with one ace serve and Rebecca Kazemba had 14 digs.
Fergus Falls showed strength and aggressiveness in its hitting attack and the Minnesota West blocks were not always getting set up quickly enough, Johnson said. The Lady Jays covered the lines, but when their blockers got tired, Fergus Falls hit between them.
West trailed throughout in all three games.
Johnson said today will be a good day of recovery for the West volleyballers - a good opportunity to work on the things that went wrong on Wednesday.
On Friday, the Lady Jays host Anoka-Ramsey in a match that begins at 3 p.m.