The Briar Cliff women’s volleyball team opened GPAC play Wednesday night with a 3-0 sweep over Mount Marty in Yankton, South Dakota. The Chargers took set one 25-17 and sets two and three 25-15.
Senior Analyse Stapleton recorded a career-high 11 kills in the contest to lead the Blue and Gold. Her attack percentage of .529 was the best of the match and she also took part in two blocks (one solo, one assisted).
“Analyse played really well tonight,” said head coach Lindsey Weatherford, “She got the sets tonight and had the momentum, She did really good on offense but also blocked really well. The setters did a great job of putting her in a position to be successful.”
Maureen Imrie and Delaney Meyer shared the setting duties for the Cliff. Imrie led the way with 16 kills and Meyer had 10. They also each had one service ace. Cassie Clark was the only Charger to reach double-digit digs with 10.
Three Lancers had six kills each. Amber Miller dished out 17 assists and Elizabeth Watchorn had 13 digs.
Briar Cliff held Mount Marty to a swinging percentage of .45 in the match, compared to .269 by the Chargers.
“The team did a great job minimizing hitting errors tonight, especially in sets two and three,” Weatherford added. “Starting off 1-0 in the GPAC is a big morale boost,” said head coach Lindsey Weatherford. “We look forward to using that momentum as we head into the weekend and then our first home match next week.”
The Blue and Gold will play in its final tournament of the regular season this weekend with one match Friday and two Saturday at the Bobcat Classic hosted by Peru State in Peru, Nebraska. The Cliff will take on Bethel Friday night at 5 p.m.