Wild Rose wins three sets to defeat Almond-Bancroft
The Wild Rose varsity volleyball team won an exciting match against Almond-Bancroft in three straight games on Sept. 17.
“That was CWC volleyball played very well,” said Wild Rose Head Coach Jason Kirby. “I think both teams worked very hard, and I’m very proud of how our girls played.”
Wild Rose won the first game 25-17, but the biggest game of the evening was the second one. For the most part, the score stayed close, with Almond-Bancroft possessing the lead for a while. Melissa Perzinski helped the visitors take a 13-9 lead with a few consecutive serves. As the game moved along, the hosts could only close within 3, while Almond extended its lead back to 4.
Things began to change later on when Anna Caswell picked up 3 consecutive service points to tie the score at 19, beginning with an ace. From that point on, it was a fight to the finish. Almond regained the lead by 2, but Wild Rose fought back, with Dalene Sherburn serving 3 consecutive points for a 24-22 lead. A sideout led to Almond taking a 25-24 lead. As the two teams fought to get the 2-point spread after the 25-point mark, the score was tied six times with both teams having equal chances at the coveted win. Wild Rose eventually captured it 32-30 with 2 consecutive serves from Caswell.
The third game had Almond getting out to a 3-1 lead, but Wild Rose soon came up with a 6-3 lead with 4 consecutive service points from Carissa Erickson. With a good majority of points being gained by sideouts it wasn’t easy for anyone to get too big of a lead or too big of a deficit for a time. Erickson put a 4-point service run for the hosts to give Wild Rose an 18-12 lead.
Melissa Perzinski helped the visitors close within 3 again at 21-18 with 3 consecutive service points. Claire Turzinski even brought Almond within 1 at 22-21 with 2 consecutive service points, and the game could have ended up either way with the tied scores at 23 and 24. It was Wild Rose, however, who ended up with the win at 26-24.
Carissa Erickson ended up with 11 service points, with three being aces, for Wild Rose. She also had 17 digs on the night. Anna Caswell had 11 kills and 6 blocks, while Dalene Sherburn had 13 digs.