ASHTON — The AFC Lady Raiders varsity volleyball team defeated the Polo Lady Marcos 23-25, 25-17, 25-17 on Thursday, Sept. 12.
For the Lady Raiders, Kayla Colwell had one ace and 15 service points. Lea Koning had three aces, 10 service points and 10 assists. Lexie Fore had 12 kills and Krista Beach had seven kills. Cassidy Koning had seven kills, six digs and three blocks. Marissa Asbury had five digs, Katie Sondgeroth had six assists and Emily Mairs had two blocks.
In game one AFC committed a ton of unforced errors that the Lady Marcos were able to take advantage of. Towards the end of the first game, AFC made a run at Polo. Lea Koning had seven service points in the run to catch Polo, then Lauren Meurer came off the bench and recorded four straight service points to make the score 24-23. But the next rally after a Polo serve finished the game.
AFC took the game one momentum into game two behind Kayla Colwell’s five straight service points to begin the game. Krista Beach lit up the front row in game two giving the team a big boost. Our defense and passing by Colwell, Cassidy Koning, Marissa Asbury and Lauren Meurer gave our two setters Lea Koning and Katie Sondgeroth the ability to use all of the hitters.
In game three, Colwell sparked the team with six straight service points. Cassidy Koning, Beach and Kalyn Murre added fire power at the net. Katie Sondgeroth had a late run of four service points to keep AFC on top for good. AFC pulled together to take away Polo’s thoughts of an upset.
In the sophomore game, Polo defeated AFC 25-19, 25-20.
For AFC, Kenzie Wolf had four aces, 12 service points and nine digs. Jade Brown had two aces, six service points and three kills. Grace Friday had two aces and five assists. Lena Petersen had five kills and one block. Peyton Clark had three kills, Bryce Gittleson and Laci Meurer each had five digs and Kady McDonald had eight assists.
The Lady Raiders put up a good fight, but in the end there just wasn’t enough communication to bring home a win.