Improve to 2-0, maintaining their third place in NWAACC Northern Division
By Mikeya Jackson-Harper
On Wednesday, September 24, the Bulldogs swept the visiting Olympic Rangers in three sets.
BCC prevailed 25-9 in the first set. Bulldog Savannah Feist led all scorers with 21 kills overall.
However, in the second set, the strategies of both teams were different. It was a relatively close game, a neck-and-neck battle, 25-17. The differences in strategy throughout the night contributed to the scores of each game.
“Our goal was to come out strong and not give up. We tried to run more plays like placing the ball in different places when we had served,” said Kim Werkau, Bulldog coach.
In comparison, Olympic wasn’t able to effectively run their plays.
“In the first game we made silly errors like mixing in new players so they probably were more nervous because there was a lot of pressure placed on them,” said Rangers coach Kaelea Makaiwi.
The third set was similar to the first with Olympic losing 25-11. The Rangers’ confidence seemed dismal at this point. “We could have brought our A-game. Our passing was off, we were lacking in confidence,” said Ranger Kaelea Makaiwi. “We had a rough time.”
Reflecting on the experience, Bulldog Kady Bieber said, “I was really glad that we started playing as a team instead of individuals. Our common goal was to win the game.”
“After some mistakes in tonight’s game, our team came together with new strategies and supported their fellow teammates to defeat the Rangers. In order for the Bulldogs team to succeed we need to conquer more challenging schools,” Pattie Reeves said,
“We need to work on consistency, because in the beginning we killed that team, and we had let them back in. We can’t do that with other teams.”
The next game will be at home, Wednesday, October 1, against Skagit Valley at 7 p.m.