In three sets, SPA volleyball overpowers Blake

Girls Varsity Volleyball defeats Blake with swift offense

Koji Gutzmann, RubicOnline Editor

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After 10 days without a game in their schedule, the Girls Varsity Volleyball team defeated the Blake Varsity Volleyball team in three sets. The game, which took place on Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m., started swiftly with consecutive kills from the SPA offense.

This win against Blake really boosts our team’s spirit ”

— senior and captain Blythe Rients

In the second set, Blake put up a strong defense, however, they were ultimately overpowered by the SPA offensive lineup.

“It was important for us to keep our energy high after our first set win because we knew Blake would want to take that from us. I always make sure in our huddles in between sets my teammates stay hydrated and pumped up to keep fighting,” senior and captain Blythe Rients said.

The third set started with an initial 6 point deficit with Blake in the lead. SPA fought back with several aces and kills which ended the game with a final score of 25-14.

“I’m so happy that the season is back. During the summer I was really looking forward to playing with my team again for my senior season. This win against Blake really boosts our team’s spirit and I’m looking forward to upcoming games,” Rients said.

Their next game will take place on Sept. 17 in Briggs Gymnasium at 6:30 p.m. against the Minnehaha Varsity Volleyball team.

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Posted by The Rubicon on Sunday, September 16, 2018

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