- Keith Hjelle
Charger VB Breathes Easy, Handle Roadrunners; Panorama Next
If there is such a thing as a breather in the ACGC volleyball schedule, last night's sweep of Interstate 35 was just that as the Chargers swept the Roadrunners 25-14, 25-11, and 25-8. ACGC was never threatened as it ran its record to 15-6 overall and 5-2 in the WCAC.
The Chargers recorded 34 kills on the night with Chloe Largent netting half of those. Olivia Laabs nearly hit double figures, as she was credited with 9 kills. Laabs and Genevieve Hoover led the team in digs with 11 each, while Audrey Stowe again was tops in assists with 32. Jadeyn Carrick and Stowe was perfect from behind the service line, with Carrick going 12 for 12 and Stowe 9 for 9. The team scored 13 aces for the evening, had a serve efficiency of 87% and a kill efficiency of 31.3%.
The victory sets the table for the showdown with Panorama on Thursday for third place in the conference. Panorama is currently tied for second place with a record of 6-1, while the Chargers are 5-2. A win by the Chargers would even the two schools' records at 6-2 in a tie for third place behind 8-0 Des Moines Christian and 7-1 Woodward-Granger. While the Chargers have already played the two front runners, Panorama has played neither. If the Chargers take care of business and win their three remaining conference games, the odds are they will finish league play in third place. Go Chargers!