The Pelican Rapids Vikings hosted the Menahga Braves September 13.
The Vikings were excited to get back in the home gym for the 2nd time this season, and the energy in the gym was awesome.
The Vikings struggled to serve receive the spot servers of the Braves to start set one and ended up sending a lot of out-of-system balls over the net. The Braves took advantage and started attacking from the outside. We knew we needed to fix our serve receive and get a little more aggressive on the serving line to push ahead and get ourselves back in system.
A big serving run by Hazel Haugrud and power play at the net by Ellie Welch helped the Vikings come back and win set one, 25-22.
Set two, we served aggressively right out of the gate, and middle hitter and setter Anna Roisum really started bringing some power to the net defensively on the block and offensively.
The Vikings started strong and never looked back, winning set two, 25-14.
Set three, we started strong with a 15-9 lead.
Our serve receive was getting better, and we started to use all of our hitters and continue to attack. The Vikings won set three, 25-19.