Extending their undefeated season last week, the C girls swept host Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial on Tuesday before downing Nicollet at home 2-1.
After winning game one 25-20 in Lake Crystal, the Clippers were up 22-11 in game two when the Knights won the next six out of seven points, including four ace serves and a kill before a serve into a net stopped the uprising. Madison Wollschlager’s ace serve ended the game 25-17.
The Clippers were a point away from winning a for-fun-and-practice game three but had trouble with the net, and with a kill in the mix, the Knights went ahead 15-14 before hitting out off bounds. The Clippers won 17-15 when the knights got tagged for four hits and then spiked the ball past the boundary line.
Sajen Grandaw flipped down four ace tips in the match.
At home against the Raiders, the Clippers won game one 25-13. Down the stretch Amelia Chmiel’s push found an open spot to put the Clippers in front 21-10 before the game ended on an Anna Lamont kill.
Jocelyn Kortuem’s ace tip was the first point of game two, but the Raiders scored the next five on a trio of Clipper errors and two ace serves before punching the ball into the webbing.
Kaitlyn Flowers dispatched an ace serve, and Valentina Rohlfing whacked a pair of kills to tie the game 5-5. After the Clippers served into the net, Kortuem set up a Lamont kill, but the Raiders scored on the next two points for an 8-6 lead.
After Rohlfing plopped down a direct return, the Raiders contacted the net, Cheyenne Lotspeich served an ace, and the Clippers led 9-8. With a Flowers ace over and a pair of Chmiel ace serves, the Clippers were in front 14-10.
But taking advantage of Clipper hitting errors and a kill, Nicolet scored the next five points to go in front 15-14. Lamont spiked down a kill, but the Raiders never went away. Rohlfing’s kill pulled the Clippers within one, 18-17, but that was the last winner for the Clippers, and the game ended 25-20 on a Nicollet kill.
Carrying their momentum into the rubber game, Nicollet was in front 6-0 before sering into the net ended the run. But after Flowers followed up with an ace serve, Kortuem’s fake set dropped to the floor, and Nicollet shanked three more Flowers serves, it was all even at six.
The Raiders won the next two points, the first on a Clipper serve out of bounds and the second on a kill, but after Rohlfing tipped over an ace, they couldn’t keep the ball in play, and with a Flowers ace block that she followed with a kill for match point, the game ended 15-11.
The C girls will look to keep their perfect record alive when they travel to Arlington to take on non-conference Sibley East on Tuesday.
Above: Anna Lamont and Kaitlin Flowers extend for a block on a Nicollet hit.
Amelia Chimel hoists a LCWM serve.
Sajen Grandaw waits for the ball to slide down the Clipper side of the court.
Liviana Lee watches her tip roll over the net. Beside her is Valentina Rohlfing.