Broken Bow beats Ravenna, goes 2-2 at Sutherland.
Broken Bow picked up its third straight victory Thursday night with a 3-0 (25-15, 25-11, 25-15) win over Ravenna Thursday night. It was their second straight victory over Ravenna this week after downing them 2-1 in the previous matchup. The Indians took control right away and didn't let up, particularly in the second set. Broken Bow jumped out to a 12-2 lead before siding out. Halie Jones and Julia Loy lead the way offensively for the Indians, recording 10 and six kills respectively. Jones finished with 13 digs and Loy chipped in eight. Playing together as a team and with unity has been a big key to the success as of late. "We're really working on playing as a team together in practice and not giving up," Libero Morgan Hueftle said. "Usually when we do well, we have a let down after that, so we're working on not having any let downs this year." For Sami Gaston, the team's spirit has shown in their recent victories and it was on display again in the Thursday night win over Ravenna."We just had a lot of fire," Gaston said. "We came out with the attitude that we weren't going to lose. We had the hunger." Loy, who has had a significant impact on this team all season, impressed coach Ashley Warren in this match. “I felt Julia really stepped up and helped lead our team to the win,” Warren said. “We were able to keep control of the game and stay consistent. It was an exciting game to watch.” Warren was happy with the way the girls served as a whole throughout the match. On Sept. 22, Broken Bow traveled to Sutherland for the Sutherland Invite. The team went1-2 on the day, but Warren was happy with the team’s effort. “This weekend didn’t go as well as I planned after coming off a big win at Ravenna, but the girls tried hard,” Warren said. Broken Bow took on Overton in the first game, falling short 2-0 Jones recorded six kills to go with five digs and one ace block. As a team, Broken Bow finished with 14 kills and 21 digs while getting two serve aces and eight block aces. The Indians rebounded in the second match, beating Dundy County- Stratton 2-1. In this match, Warren got some of her younger players some playing time and it payed off in the third set. “We had some younger players really step up and help us out in the second game against Dundy-County Stratton,” Warren said “These ladies include Lexie Berghorst, Sydney Holcomb, Jasmyn Brooks and Rachel Gaston. They played in the third set and really pushed to get the win.” As a team, Broken Bow finished the match with 23 kills, 17 digs, 11 ace blocks, 19 set assists and eight serving aces. Broken Bow finished the tournament with a loss to host Sutherland. Jones recorded six kills with three digs, one ace block and one serving ace. Gaston had a solid game as well, recording four kills to go with her one ace block. The Indians finished with 15 kills and 15 digs to go with three ace blocks and 14 set assists. Broken Bow competes in Class C-1 where they are currently ranked 32nd in overall points with an average of 41 points per game. Class C-1 is a talented volleyball class this season, with the worse record in top 10, being Ord’s 10-3 record. Wahoo also has three losses with a record of 7-3. Broken Bow, who moved their record to 8-7 with the recent games, will host Holdredge tonight at 7:00 p.m