Carney-Nadeau’s Taylor Kedsch (10) hits the ball over the online as North Central’s Tori Dani (3) and Jesi Dani (4) try and defend Tuesday evening in Carney.
CARNEY — With playoffs looming, it was a productive evening for the again in motion Carney-Nadeau Wolves as they routed the North Central Jets 3-0 (25-5, 25-8, 25-3) Tuesday in Carney.
After a two week COVID-19 quarantine break, the Wolves confirmed little rust.
“I’m fairly impressed with how we performed tonight,” stated Wolves’ coach Steve Kedsch. “Give the children quite a lot of credit score, they performed just about mistake-free volleyball.”
Senior Liana Blahnik scored the primary level of the evening for the Wolves with a spike that set the tone for the remainder of the match.
It was instantly adopted by a brief run. Set one additionally featured an eight-point run from the Wolves behind senior Haley Ernest’s serving.
Ernest’s serving wasn’t the one factor coach Kedsch was impressed with.
“Haley did a superb job of getting the ball to the place Liana may hit it,” he stated. “She additionally did a superb job of getting exterior to Taylor (Kedsch), and each ladies have been hitting the ball properly tonight.”
Blahnik’s efficiency on the web was backed up with stable serving. She led the Wolves to a seven-point run in set three and totaled six aces in 15 serves.
The third ended with an eight-point Wolves’ run headed by Ernest to take the set and match.
Carney-Nadeau hits the court docket once more tomorrow in a make-up match in opposition to Bark River-Harris. Then, it’s on to the playoffs.
“We’ll undoubtedly be challenged tomorrow evening,” stated Kedsch. “I really feel a bit extra assured going into that match after how we performed tonight.”
The Wolves, who gained the JV match 2-1, go to Hannahville Monday for the primary spherical of playoffs, a crew Kedsch says they don’t know a lot about.
“We’ll be taught loads, I suppose, after we get of their fitness center,” he stated.
Heading into the evening, North Central coach Rick Mick knew the Jets have been in for an uphill battle.
“They’re an excellent hitting crew … an excellent serving crew,” Mick stated. “They’re going to hit round us, however I consider we have been fairly properly in the best positions, we simply couldn’t execute at this time.”
The Jets, in line with Mick, additionally struggled with the psychological facet of the sport.
“Sadly, I believe it’s a kind of conditions the place we have been most likely beat earlier than we obtained off the bus, and it confirmed on the court docket,” stated Mick. “They have been very lackadaisical, very not energetic.”
After the loss, Mick advised his crew to have a brief reminiscence as they put together for a Thursday recreation in opposition to Fast River and playoffs subsequent week.
“We neglect about tonight,” he stated. “We’ll prepare for a Fast River crew that beat us up the primary time we performed them, and we anticipate to do higher.”
The Jets, with a first-round bye, have a break to regroup earlier than their first playoff recreation.
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