The MHS girls’ volleyball team hosted Arlington on Tuesday, September 11. The Lady Bulldogs posted a 93 percent success rate for serving, but it still wasn’t enough to defeat the Cardinals. They lost in three at 22-25, 14-25, and 18-25.
Coach Nancy Hoeke said, “Arlington has a very sound, well-disciplined team. They served right at our weaker passers, and if someone made an error, they served right back at them. In their attacking, they never did the same thing twice in a row. Defensively, they didn’t let anything hit the floor.”
Makayla Johnson and Jacey Engebretson each served up an ace for the Dawgs. Engebretson also led with 11 kills and was second in assist numbers with nine. Gabbi Cummins led in assists with 13, and Katie Wollschlager added 22 digs.
“We struggled with serve-receive and just getting the ball up for good set-ups and attacks. It felt like we were on the defensive all night and the game moved way faster than we were ready for. They kept us on the run and it got us frustrated,” Hoeke said of the loss.
The Lady Bulldogs take on Clark-Willow Lake in another home match on Thursday, September 13.