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Chargers Fall to Van Meter in VB Opener

Updated: Aug 30

The ACGC volleyball team opened its season last Thursday night in Van Meter and dropped a 3-0 decision to the Bulldogs. The Chargers were competitive in the first two sets, losing by scores of 25-22 and 25-23, but the third set belonged to the Bulldogs by a 25-15 score.

Although the Chargers' serving efficiency was a commendable 93.1%, their overall play didn't match that of the Bulldogs. The Chargers' offensive efficiency based on assists, kills, errors and attempts was .076 while that of Van Meter was .371.

ACGC had just 9 ace serves while Van Meter accounted for 23 aces. But it was the kills where the discrepancy really stood out. The Bulldogs had 77 kills on the night while the Chargers were limited to 15.

Among individual statistical leaders for the Chargers were Saige Obrien who led in kills with 6, while Alaina Bunde had 5 in the same category. Chloe Largent led in assists with 14.

Defensively Lemke led in digs with 11 and Largent had with 9. Bunde, Largent, and Lemke each had one block.

Serving was the best part of the Chargers' performance. The Lemke's--Jordan (9-9) and Megan (8-8)-- each served at a 100% efficiency as did Mercedes Richter (7-7.). largent was 13 of 14 and Bunde was 10 of 11.

Set scores:

ACGC 22 23 15

VM 25 25 25

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