Chargers' VB Picks Up Two Wins at WCV
The ACGC volleyball team continued its winning ways with two wins at the West Central Valley Triangular last night. Wins over Pleasentville and WCV were considered conference matches and improves to Chargers' record to 7-3 in the WCAC and 18-9 overall.
The Chargers opened with Pleasantville and took the Trojans in four sets, with scores of 25-11, 17-25, 25-16, and 25-14. Mercedez Richter set the tone in set one when she scored three consecutive aces serves to give the Chargers an early 4-2 lead.
ACGC broke the game open with Jenna Rolwley at the serve when the Chargers scored five points to take control of the set at 12-4. The Chargers scored a total of eight points on ace serves during set one.
The Trojans, who had previously played WCV in the triangular meet, recovered for set two and topped the Chargers 25-17 to even the match at one set apiece. The only ACGC lead was at 1-0, after which Pleasantville dominated the set.
With the Trojans leading 7-6 in set three and with Chloe Largent serving for ACGC, the Chargers scored five consecutive points to take a an 11-7 lead before going on to the 25-16 win.
ACGC led from start to finish in the fourth and final set, although it did not clinch the set until late. With the Chargers up by 18-14 and Richter serving, the Charger sophomore served three aces and was aided by Largent's kill and and block that scored a point. ACGC scored seven consecutive points to secure the set and match wins.
The Chargers also defeated WCV by a match score of 3-1 in the nightcap with set scores of 25-14, 22-25, 25-11, and 25-20. Supportive student sections from both schools increased the intensity of the match. With Richter once again serving early in the first set, the Chargers set the tone when it scored six consecutive points to take a 7-1 lead that it expanded on throughout the set.
The Wildcats rebounded in the second set for a 25-22 win. The Chargers led all the way until the hosts took the lead at 19-18 and went on to tie the match at one set apiece.
The third set was dominated by ACGC as the team broke a 4-4 tie on a WCV net serve and went on to win the set 25-11. During a service by Rowley the Charger lead went from 5-4 to 10-4 thanks in part to balls being hit out of bounds by WCV. Molly Gettler ended the set with an ace serve for ACGC.
The final set of the evening found the Wildcats staying close throughout, although the Chargers took the lead at 7-6 and led the rest of the way. Neither team was consistent in its play in the final set, with ACGC ending the match with a 25-20 set win.
Charger coach Jen Policky seemed less than satisfied with her team's performance. "We put up the W's, so in the end that's what matters. However, we were certainly lackluster on our defense and passing.
"We've got to eliminate the errors on our side of the net and play in the system so that we can set ourselves up for success at the net. That's what we'll be working on at the Woodward-Granger tournament this Saturday."
Pl'ville 11 25 16 14
ACGC 25 17 25 25
ACGC 25 22 25 25
WCV 14 25 11 20