Lady Vikes come from behind to clip Cardinals wings

SPRING VALLEY – What may be a sign of the competition level in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference this year was demonstrated Sept. 11 as the Colfax volleyball team dropped the first two sets against Spring Valley, then pulled out the match by winning the final three sets in the first conference competition of the season for both teams.

After losing 25-21 and 25-20, the Vikings found themselves behind the eight ball, down 10-8 in the third set. But according to coach Pam Meredith, steady play, great serving and a competitive spirit kept the match alive and allowed them to earn the win by scores of 25-18, 25-15 and 15-12.

“It was a great way to start off the conference season,” Meredith said. “To come from behind against an extremely scrappy Spring Valley team showed the winning mentality our players have. They fought till the end and it paid off.”

Kori Buchanan slammed 20 kills to lead the Vikings while Taylor Shipman added eight and Ryleigh Prochnow finished with seven. Dannielle Dachel was the assist leader with 22 and back row specialist Alexis Rudi ended the night with 15 digs.