Chargers Volleyball Improves to 11-8 on the Season
The ACGC volleyball team improved its overall record to 11-8 last night with a three set win over the Interstate 35 Roadrunners. Set scores were 25-10, 25-11, and 25-19. The Charger team was spurred on by an especially loud and animated student section.
"Overall, I was happy with our passing and hitting," ACGC coach Jen Policky said of her team's performance. "But we missed too may serves for this late in the season.
"Individually, Alaina (Bunde) came up with three blocks--a season high for her and Molly Gettler did an especially nice job of both setting and digging."
Prior to the match Charger senior Chloe Largent was honored for achieving 1500 plus kills during her high school career. Going into last night's match her total was 1536. Unofficial stats from last night indicate that she added another twenty kills to bring her total to 1556.
ACGC never trailed in either of the first two sets and built an early 11-3 lead in the first set before coasting to the fifteen point win. Mercedes Richter was at the serve for the final eight Charger points in set one.
Set two found the home team leading 7-4 when Megan Lemke came to the serve. The Chargers scored seven consecutive points that included four ace serves by Lemke and kills by Richter and Largent. With a 14-5 lead following Lemke's service, the Chargers coasted to the fourteen point win.
The Roadrunners were more competitive in the final set which found the teams tied at 13-13 halfway though the set. A Richter kill and an ace serve by the Chargers gave ACGC a two point lead at 15-13 that it would not surrender. Largent added three kills to her total going down the stretch which helped to clinch the set and match win.
The win improves the team's WCAC record to 3-3, as it battles for a first division finish in conference play. The Chargers are currently tied with Earlham, Panorama, and Pleasantville, as each has three conference wins and a shot at finishing fourth in conference play behind Des Moines Christian, Van Meter, and Woodward-Granger.
I-35 10 11 19
ACGC 25 25 25