Ogallala’s fast start ends Swedes’ season
The Gothenburg volleyball team knew heading into its subdistict finals match against Ogallala that one team would advance and the other was going home.
Unfortunately for the Swedes, Ogallala played an error free game and started fast on its way to a three-set 25-9, 25-22, 25-14 win ending Gothenburg’s season.
“In each of the four games we played them this season our first set has been slow,” assistant coach Jim Clark said. “Give them credit; they played remarkable.”
Heading into the match, Clark said the girls were not nervous and knew if the game extended into a fourth or fifth set, Gothenburg would have a shot.
“There was no panic on our sideline or in our huddles after that first set,” Clark said.
The girls continued to fight in the second set tying the game at 18-18, 19-19 and 20-20 before falling 25-22.
“In the second set we buckled down and played like we had all season,” Clark said. “We looked like Gothenburg.”
Trailing 2-0, it was difficult to score points on the Indians as they kept the lead and all the momemtum by playing nearly perfect, once again.
“It’s hard to fault the girls when the best team in the state, in my opinion, plays as well as Ogallala did last Tuesday,” Clark said.
Gothenburg’s attack was led by Tiani Reeves with eight kills while Aryn Meisinger and Regan Geiken each had five kills.
It will be interesting to see how the rankings finish out, Clark said.
“I’d be disappointed if we didn’t finish in the top 10,” Clark said. “The Southwest Conference was the only one in the state in which three teams had over 20 wins.”
Gothenburg ends the season with a 27-5 record.