10-02 NL Volleyball

North Lake’s Andrea Roth attempts a spike against a wall of Paisley defenders in a rivalry match held in Silver Lake on Monday, Sept. 23.

North Lake volleyball welcomed in-county rivals Paisley to their home court on Monday, Sept. 23, followed by a roadtrip to Gilchrist on Thursday – losing both matches.

In an evenly fought battle with Paisley, North Lake bounced back after losing the first game, 25-17, rallying to win the next two games. Paisley would take game four, setting up the deciding final game, which barely went Paisley’s way, 15-12, for a 3-2 Broncos victory.

The Cowgirls were led by junior Andrea Roth’s stellar play, who accumulated nine aces and 12 kills on the night. Senior Jessica House was also strong, scoring four aces and was praised by her coach, Mellisa Roth, for her accurate setting.

North Lake returned to action on Thursday, Sept. 26 with a trip to Gilchrist. The Cowgirls took game one, 25-23, but would lose the next three straight sets for a Gilchrist victory, 3-1.

“We came out strong, but didn’t play our game that night,” said Roth. “Gilchrist played well, but we were a little off as a team. Gilchrist returned the ball really well.”

Senior Briana Church’s play was noted by Roth, as well as Briana Thurman with a strong game at outside hitter. Senior Jillian Rudolf was also praised for improved play as setter.

North Lake returned to action on Tuesday, welcoming Trinity Lutheran to Silver Lake. North Lake will next travel to Central Christian on Thursday, and will return home for a match against Hosanna Christian on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

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