The Goodridge-Grygla Chargers volleyball team rallied after losing the first set, and dominated the final three in a 3-1 (20-25, 25-18, 25-9, 25-16) victory over the Stephen-Argyle Storm on Friday afternoon at Stephen-Argyle Central Junior High/Senior High School.
SET ONE –
Stephen-Argyle got off to a fast start, taking a 14-7 lead in the first set, and never losing the lead for the entire set. Goodridge-Grygla made a couple of runs to make it more interesting, but ultimately, the Storm took the first set 25-20. Stephen-Argyle was led in the first set by senior setter Holly Jensen who had five ace serves.
SET TWO –
Goodridge-Grygla scored first and got off to a much better start in the second set. Stephen-Argyle hung around, but the Chargers closed it out down the stretch and seized the momentum back, taking set two 25-18. Sophomore Caitlyn Jacobson was the aggressor on offense for Goodridge-Grygla, knocking down a combined nine kills through the first two frames.
SET THREE –
Just like in the second set, Goodridge-Grygla scored first and got off to a hot start, seizing a 9-3 lead. Stephen-Argyle rallied and made it a 12-9 game in the third set, but the Chargers slammed the door, rattling off a dominant 13-0 run and taking the third set in convincing fashion, 25-9. Senior Vivian Coan had some huge attacks, and knocked down four kills in the third set.
SET FOUR –
The set was fairly competitive at first, but once again, Goodridge-Grygla was the more aggressive team on offense, and the Chargers’ defense was ready for every attack the Storm dished out. Goodridge-Grygla built a 22-13 lead down the stretch, and closed it out 25-16, to defeat the Storm on their home floor in the regular-season finale.
The Chargers end the 2020 season with a 4-5 record, ending with wins over Northern Freeze and Stephen-Argyle back-to-back. The Storm also finished the 2020 season with a 4-5 record.
Kills – Caitlyn Jacobson – 17, Vivian Coan – 10, Sadie Anderson – 8
Assists – Chloe Kuznia – 40
Blocks – Sadie Anderson – 4, Caitlyn Jacobson – 2
Aces – Chloe Kuznia – 4, Vivian Coan, Caitlyn Jacobson, Kjerstin Nelson – 3
Kills – Grace Thompson, Josie Rivard – 4
Assists – Holly Jensen – 16
Blocks – Josie Rivard – 2
Aces – Holly Jensen – 5