Chargers' Volleyball Improves Record to 10-8 With Win at Madrid
Updated: Sep 30, 2021
The ACGC volleyball team won its seventh match out of the last eight when it "pitched" a 3-0 shutout last night against the Madrid Tigers. The Chargers dominated throughout the contest, winning the three sets by scores of 25-14, 25-10, and 25-16. ACGC never trailed throughout the match which was held in Madrid.
The Chargers seemed confident and loose throughout the evening, as this observer noticed that the team danced the most recent teenage jig during a Madrid timeout in set one.
Mercedes Richter opened the match at the service and found her teammates opening a 3-0 lead to start things off. A Chloe Largent kill that scored the first point set the tone for the night.
Unofficial statistics indicate that Largent came up with fourteen kills over the course of the match.
The Chargers had several five to six point leads in set one before an ace serve by Largent increased the lead to eight points at 20-12. Largent scored the final point in the set with a "dink" that was not returned by the Tigers. Alaina Bunde had several kills during the set, and Richter had one as well.
The Chargers pulled away early in set number two, building leads of ten to eleven points by mid match, and coasting to the fifteen point win.
Set three turned out to be the most competitive when Madrid rallied from a thirteen point deficit at 23-10 to close the deficit to 23-16 before a Largent kill ended the Tiger comeback. ACGC then scored the final two points to clinch the win.
The Charger setters including Mollie Gettler, Megan Lemke, Jordan Lemke and Jenna Rowley played well throughout the match, setting up Largent and Bunde for their kill attacks.
The win by the Chargers improves their overall record to 10 wins and 8 losses that includes a 2-3 record in WCAC play.
ACGC 25 25 25
Madrid 14 10 16