Monday, June 18, 2018
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Service errors costly against GICC Crusaders

Swedes miss 12 serves in four-set loss at Grand Island.

A good opponent will take advantage of missed opportunities and unforced errors.

Head coach Mary Clark said Grand Island Central Catholic did that in their four-set victory of the Swedes, Sept. 19—25-23, 26-24, 21-25 and 25-20.

“We had 12 missed serves to their five,” Clark said.

She added that it was the difference in the game.

“Every match was close and hard fought,” Clark said. “I used up all my timeouts each set and so did their coach.”

Even though the Swedes lost their second match of the season, Clark believes the team made progress.

As a team the girls made progress during the match. Their all around play and effort throughout was great, she said.

Regan Geiken and Tiani Reeves carried the offensive load as Geiken had 17 kills on 49 attempts. Reeves added 20 kills on 40 attempts.

Even with a combined 55 kills, those service errors haunted the Swedes.

“We had two opportunities in the second set and our serves went out of bounds,” Clark said.

That is something we will continue to work on, she said. Our serves need to be more aggressive and more accurate.

Gothenburg played in a Triangular Tuesday at Minden and travels to the Hershey Invite, Saturday.

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