Bulldogs lose opener in four games to ACGC

This article submitted by Jenni Mayer on 9/06/00.

Team celebrates winning point The Bulldog volleyball team had their first game of the season against Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City on Thursday, Aug. 31. They lost the match in four games.

The Bulldogs won the first game 15-4. The girls were fired up, and they had great communication on the court. Everything seemed to click together during the first game.

Steph Krupke, Jenni Mayer, Heidi Jansen, and Joy Hemmesch gather in a circle and celebrate a point for the Bulldogs at their home opener against Sauk Centre on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Despite strong Bulldog rallies, the Mainstreeters won in straight sets. The Bulldogs weren't so fortunate the second game. Their communication went downhill and brought their play down a little. They had some great plays, but ACGC won by a score of 15-12.

In the third game, the Bulldogs knew that they had to get it together and take charge. The court communication was good at first, but then it began to die again and the girls started to make mistakes. ACGC snuck by them and won the third game 15-12 again.

By the fourth game, the girls got frustrated by some of their mistakes they had made throughout the evening. ACGC took the game15-11 and the match 3-1.

The Bulldogs played Sauk Centre at home last night. Their next game is on Thursday against Cathedral in St. Cloud. They also play next Tuesday at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle.

Paynesville--15 12 12 11
ACGC--4 15 15 15

Individual results
Hitting: Steph Krupke 16/19 - 6A; Heidi Jansen 20/22 - 7A; Ashley Wall 16/19 - 6A; Serving: Krupke 20/23 - 3A; Joy Hemmesch 20/20 - 3A; Lisa Hemingson 13/16 - 1A;
Blocks: Hemmesch 3; Wall 3;
Assists: Krupke 56/57 - 6A; Hemingson 46/47 - 10A;
Digs: Krupke 25/25; Hemmesch 19/22.

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