• Keith Hjelle

Charger VB Sets School Record for Wins; Finishes Second at CAM Invitational

There's an old saying in sports that says, "Records are made to be broken." That proved to be the case yesterday for the ACGC volleyball team when it picked up win number twenty two at the CAM Invitational in Anita. The big win came against Riverside, 25-19 and 25-17, in the semifinals and broke the previous record of twenty one set both last year and the year before.

Eight teams made their way to Anita yesterday morning to battle it out for the gold. The eight teams competed in two different pools, with the Chargers in the Silver Pool along with Paton-Churdan, Ar-We-Va, and Underwood. Host Cam was in the Blue Pool in addition to Orient-Macksburg, Griswold, and Riverside.

The Chargers won two of its three matches in the Silver Pool, defeating both Paton-Churdan, 21-10, 21-7 and Ar-We-Va, 21-10 , 21-14. The Chargers played well, but fell to Underwood in pool play by scores of 21-19, 21-17.

With a 2-1 record in pool play, ACGC qualified for the semifinals and defeated Riverside 25-19, 25-17 and therein set the new ACGC record for season wins. Underwood topped CAM in the other semifinal, 25-14, 25-19.

That set the stage for the finals between the Chargers and the Eagles. Once again the twelfth ranked team in class 2A topped the Chargers, this time by scores of 25-15 and 25-14. Following the championship match, ACGC's Cj;oe Largent was named to the all tournament team.

The Eagles have become somewhat of a thorn in the side of the Chargers, as they defeated ACGC three times last year and now twice at the CAM event. It is very possible that the two teams will tangle again in the semifinals of the regional tournament on October 31.

But that lies too far in the future to be concerned about it now. The task immediately ahead is to finish strong in the regular season this week. The Chargers will host Ogden on Tuesday and Pleasantville on Thursday to conclude WCAC play and then travel to Woodward for a tournament next Saturday to conclude the regular season. Go Chargers!

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