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Colfax Vikings fall in four sets to Bloomer Blackhawks

BLOOMER — In their first dual match of the season, the Colfax volleyball team traveled to Bloomer Sept. 1 and struggled with a lack of consistency on the court, dropping a four set match to the Blackhawks 21-25, 25-17, 15-25 and 19-25.

The Vikings totaled 28 kills in the match with Marianne Scharlau leading the team with seven, Makayla Mattson added six and Serena Secraw 4. Five different players all scored points with one ace serve including Megan Schleusner, Erin Nellessen, Lakken Meredith, Bryana Buchanan and Scharlau, who also led the team in blocked shots with two. The Vikings were playing a lot of defense as they recorded 80 digs, 23 by libero Buchanan, 21 from Secraw and 13 by Meredith. Meredith also set her teammates up for kills 24 times in the match.

“At times we did some great things,” coach Pam Meredith said. “We need to continue working on how to get other teams out of their system of play, whether it be tougher serving, or a higher hitting percentage. Emotionally, we need to stay invested in the match, point for point, whether things are going our way or not. I believe we are making strides towards putting the strongest lineup on the floor which should bring more consistency among the players on the court. I thought Bryana Buchanan and Makayla Mattson played very consistent throughout the match,” she added.

Colfax has some time off from competition as they do not play again until Sept. 12 in Hudson. They will begin conference play at home Sept. 15 against Glenwood City.