A bid by the Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball team to defeat Edgerton for the second time in four days went unrealized Thursday in Edgerton.
After defeating the Flying Dutchmen 3-1 in a non-conference match played in Hills Oct. 1st, the Patriots were seeking similar results in Thursday’s rematch.
Edgerton, however, was up to the challenge.
The Flying Dutchmen took the first two sets of the night and completed a 3-2 victory by securing a 20-18 win in the fifth set.
“To be honest, it looked like it was going to be a 3-0 match,” said H-BC coach Mary Jo Graphenteen.
“Edgerton played with fire and intensity, while we were struggling to score every point we could. To the credit of our girls, we hung in there and made them play five sets.”
Edgerton sported a 2-0 lead after securing 25-23 and 25-21 wins to open the match.
H-BC collected 25-20 and 25-23 in the third and fourth sets before falling by two points in the finale.
Paige Leuthold (18 set assists and 22 of 22 serving with 12 points), Jessica Sandbulte (12 digs and 20 of 22 serving with 10 points) and Hattie Van Wyhe (five kills and 11 of 13 serving with nine points and five aces) turned in positive efforts for H-BC.
Taylor Wingert completed 14 of 15 serves and tallied 11 points and four aces for the Patriots, while Haley Van Wyhe and Meghan Leuthold contributed five and four kills respectively to the cause.