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Bulldogs netters fall to unbeatens

BOYCEVILLE — Team cohesion and chemistry are important factors for the success of any athletic team, without them winning is difficult, as the Boyceville volleyball team found out last week.

After forging an unblemished 3-0 mark and overall winning record heading, Boyceville hit the toughest portion of its scheduled and dropped a pair of three-set matches to two of the Dunn-St. Croix’ three remaining unbeaten squads in its most recent action.

The Cardinals of Spring Valley came to the Dog House last Tuesday, September 29 and flew back home with a victory after posting wins of 23-25, 12-25 and 13-25.

Things did not improve much for the Lady Bulldogs when defending conference champion Colfax played in Boyceville just two days later. The Vikings reigned supreme in the October 1 match as it plundered the Bulldogs’ hopes of salvaging at least one win of the week’s matches by scores of 22-25, 16-25 and 12- 25.

“We are just really struggling with putting it all together,” stated Corrie Roemhild, Boyceville head coach. “We need to figure out how to get our team chemistry back.”

And soon.

Boyceville was slated to face its third straight conference unbeaten last evening when it played in Elk Mound.

The Bulldogs will return home Thursday, October 8 to face Elmwood which is currently in a fourth-place tie with Boyceville at 3-2 in the conference standings. They then hit the road to finish out the conference schedule with a match against rival and winless Glenwood City next Tuesday, October 13.

Boyceville will wrap the regular season two days later (October 15) when its hosts Somerset in a non-conference affair. Regionals are slated to start the following Tuesday, October 20.

Unfortunately, neither team nor individual stats for the Spring Valley and Colfax contests were made available to the Tribune Press Reporter prior to the publication of this edition.