LINDEN – North Montgomery’s volleyball team had an easy 3-0 win over Cloverdale Monday, as the 25-10, 25-11, 25-12 victory moves the Chargers to 8-11 on the season.
That win marks one better than last year’s squad, and Chargers coach Taylor Dyson was rightfully happy for her team.
“It was really good, complete night for us,” she said. “We didn’t have any ups and downs that we sometimes have, and we really stayed focused and sharp as all three sets went along. It’s easy to get a little unraveled when the other team struggles, but tonight we set a standard that we wanted to meet all night, and we stayed at that level or above. The girls had some fun, we got to see the underclassmen in varsity action, and we even got to put some players in different positions for a little bit.”
Aside from trailing 4-2 in the second set, the Chargers were never threatened by the Clovers, who fall to 0-15 for the season.
It all started with the serve for North, as 19 aces were recorded.
Piper Ramey led the way with 11, as the junior had three in a row in both the first and second sets, and then had four aces in a five-point start to the fifth set. She moves to 54 on the season, best on the squad.
She also had 20 assists, moving to a team-best 285.
“We continue to get better,” Dyson said of her squad. “The girls are putting in the work, the effort is better every day and every week. They are working hard together and working to get better.”
The effort was certainly there in the win over the Clovers.
Annabel Anderson added eight kills to run her team-best season number to 105. Kaydence Young added six, taking the junior over 80. Ella Fritzen had four kills and a pair of aces, and sophomore Hope Delp was good for three aces.
“Annabel is hitting the ball hard, Piper is just so consistent,” Dyson said. “All of our underclassmen came off the bench and played hard tonight. They are the future – it was good to see them in.”
With the final weeks of the season approaching, Dyson was cautiously optimistic.
“We are hitting the ball hard, trying to be aggressive with our serve,” she said, referring to more service errors than she wanted to see. “We are on a continuing up-slope as the season goes on. We want to be playing our best at the end of the season, and we are playing better nearly every match. The girls have a really positive attitude, and strive for that consistency and that improvement.”
Next up for the Chargers is a Thursday home match against West Lafayette.
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