• Keith Hjelle

Chargers Win Conference Opener


The AC/GC Charger Volleyball team opened WCAC play with a three set win over arch-rival Panorama Monday night on the Panthers’ home court. The Chargers’ sweep included set wins of 25-19, 25-20, and 25-12.

While the first two sets saw some momentum changes, the Chargers dominated in the final set to sew up its initial conference win. Spurred on by a large ACGC fan following and a raucous student section, the local girls demonstrated aggressive play throughout the match.

MaKayla Hoing was the leading attacker, as she led the team with seventeen kills. Olivia Laabs was near perfect in serving as she went 19-20 with four aces. Hoing was also an effective server, as she went 11-13 with four aces, while Savana Fuller was 7-9 with four aces. Leading the team in assists was Chelsea Larsen with sixteen, followed by Mady Smith with ten. Laabs and Hoing each led the team with eleven digs, while Genevieve Hoover and Smith each recorded nine.

Charger coach Lindsey Noe said her team came ready to play. “Our defense was a major key in this win. We dug up a lot of balls and were ready to answer with aggressive swings. Even in close sets, I felt the girls controlled the game in order to run our offense,” the first year mentor commented.

The victory moves the team’s overall record to 3-1 and 1-0 in the WCAC, while Panorama falls to 0-2, with both losses in conference play. The Chargers will be in action again tomorrow evening in Audubon for a triangular with the Wheelers and Ar-We-Va. ACGC will face Ar-We-Va at 6 PM and Audubon at 7.

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