Swedes win grudge match over Indians
BROKEN BOW—With a win apiece between the Swedes and the Broken Bow Indians this season, last week’s matchup of the Southwest Conference rivals was more than a four-team tournament game.
Gothenburg split games at the Broken Bow Invite on Oct. 19 falling to Doniphan-Trumbull 25-13, 25-21 before defeating the Indians in straight sets 25-15, 25-20.
“We came out against Doniphan-Trumbull with no energy,” said coach Becky Costello. “It was like we were still on the bus.”
The Swedes trailed the Cardinals throughout the first set.
“We were a step slow the whole time,” Costello said.
Gothenburg fell behind in the second set as well, trailing 18-14 before coming back to tie at 20-20.
“They’re a scrappy team,” Costello said of the Cardinals. “Hits and tips we’re used to having hit the floor they were digging up.”
Jacey Wiggins and Taylor Mroczek had four kills each while Regan Geiken offered five blocks in the losing effort.
In the second match of the night, Costello said it seemed as though a totally different team
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