Brandon-Evansville posted a 3-1 (25-14, 26-24, 21-25, 25-14) win over Rothsay in a Little Eight Conference road contest on Thursday night.
“Heading into Rothsay we wanted to climb back to .500 on the season,” stated B-E Head Coach Kelly Olson. “We also wanted to get a big conference win. We started the first three sets a little slow with Rothsay jumping out to 5 to 6 point leads in those sets right away. The first set saw Olivia Otto have a great 12 point serving run to carry us back to the set win. The second set opened the same way and we had to chip away at it before closing out another set win. The third set we had trouble keeping up with Rothsay as they really played well. We had some opportunities to move ahead but some timely errors on our side cost us, and Rothsay capitalized on those errors. In the final set of the match we finally got a lead right away and played well. We saw kids step up and come off the bench to serve in tough spots and fill in when needed. Good team win on the road. We will be heading to Browerville for a tournament on Saturday with some stiff competition.”
“We had a pretty fun atmosphere for our 2021 home opener,” stated Rothsay Head Coach John Reber. “We jumped out to leads in each of the first three sets, but Brandon-Evansville kept coming and made the plays they needed to. We had a couple of chances to pull out a win in the second set but couldn't quite pull it off. We played our best volleyball of the night toward the end of the second and through the third set. Our girls played hard through the finish of the match, which is all I can ask.”
The Tigers were led by Summer Wigdahl (11 kills, 12 digs, 1 block), Kenadi Carlsrud (11 kills, 8 digs, 11/12 serving with 2 aces), Madison Tillman (3 blocks, 3 kills), Elli Meyer (12 assists, 7 digs, 1 block) and Katie Reber (18/18 serving with 4 aces).
Brandon-Evansville stats will be posted once they are received.