Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Ogallala beats Swedes for title

Girls lose in finals of Cozad Invite.

Poor serving and serve receive led to Gothenburg losing to Ogallala in the Cozad Invite championship.

The Swedes started the day with a 2-0 win over Perkins County.

“I was very pleased with the way the girls played against them,” Clark said. “The girls served well and aggressively, something they are reminded to do.”

The Swedes made quick work of the Plainsmen winning the first game 25-10, followed by a 25-4 victory.

Tiani Reeves led the Swedes with six aces, each of which came in the second set. She also had 10 kills and seven digs.

Gothenburg moved on to face Valentine, who they beat in two sets, 25-10, 25-16.

“That match I felt like the girls were playing with a great mindset,” Clark said. “They played through every point and had a great attitude.”

Regan Geiken led the offensive attack for Gothenburg collecting 11 kills. Taylor Mrozcek went a perfect 15-15 from the service line.

The Swedes used a team effort and everyone did exactly what they had to, Clark said.

However, in the championship match against Ogallala, Gothenburg did not play like itself.

The Indians defeated the Swedes 25-16 and 25-13.

Clark said in the first game, Ogallala maybe earned four of their points.

“It was a combination of poor serve receive and serving,” Clark said. “We didn’t play like we can.”

Geiken led the team with 11 kills. Mrozcek added three aces and 14 successful serve receives.

Gothenburg will play at Grand Island Central Catholic Thursday at 7 p.m.

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