HUDSON — In a final tune up before starting conference play, the Colfax volleyball team won one match and lost three against some tough competition at the Hudson Invitational Sept. 13.
Starting the day against a tall Division 1 team, the Vikings went three sets before losing to host Hudson, 25-21, 21-25, 11-15. Colfax missed nine serves in the match which didn’t help their cause any according to coach Pam Meredith. They dropped a two set match to Prescott 22-25, 16-25, and after beating Bloomer last week in three sets, they lost to the Blackhawks this time around 21-25, 25-18, 16-18. Serving again was their nemesis as they missed on seven attempts including two at the end of the third set.
Colfax finished the day on a positive note, defeating another Division 1 team, Menomonie, 25-17, 25-19 to end with a 1-2 match record and 4-6 set record.
“It was a long day for us and we didn’t execute the way we are able to,” Meredith said. “Our unforced errors were high and our ability to stay focused and get the job done was lacking. With conference starting this week I hope to see our hard work and efforts finally pay off.”
Courtney Ottinger was a perfect 28 for 28 at the service line, Kori Buchanan and Chey Olson led the Viking attack with 37 and 22 kills respectively while an ever-improving Marianne Scharlau finished with 16 kills for the tournament.
Colfax will begin its defense of the conference title with a home match against Elmwood this Tuesday, Sept. 16 then will travel to Glenwood City Sept. 18.