Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Gothenburg wins two at Broken Bow Invite

BROKEN BOW—Some opponents make it easy for teams to play just well enough to win.

Others challenge for every point.

Each of those scenarios happened for the Gothenburg volleyball team on the same day during the four-team Broken Bow Invite on Oct. 16.

The Swedes defeated Doniphan-Trumbull in straight sets 26-24, 25-21 in the first round but it shouldn’t have been that close, said coach Mary Clark.

“We came out flat,” Clark said. “It can get sort of easy to do just enough. We don’t want to be that team.”

Valentine didn’t allow the Swedes to sit back on their heels for long.

The Badgers were scrappy on defense and blocked well at the net, forcing Gothenburg’s girls to raise their level of play.

“They gave us a challenge and the girls did a good job of getting back to playing power volleyball and working on our game on our side of the net.”

The Swedes defeated the Badgers 25-22, 21-25, 25-23.

Sophomore Tiani Reeves had 15 kills against Valentine and another five against Doniphan-Trumbull.

Aryn Meisinger offered 34 set assists in the two matches while Jacey Wiggins picked up 20 digs, Maddy Costello dug 19 balls and Taylor Mroczek had 15.