The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots picked up their second volleyball win of the 2013 season by besting the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen in a four-set match staged Monday in Edgerton.
With the teams splitting the first two sets, H-BC picked up the intensity on the floor to record wins in the third and fourth sets.
Marissa Kracht gave the Patriots a 10-7 advantage with an ace serve in the third set before EHS put together a 10-4 run to open a 17-14 lead.
H-BC countered with a 10-1 surge ending with a kill from Madison Fick to take a 24-18 advantage before closing out a 25-20 victory moments later.
The score was tied at three in the fourth set when H-BC went on a 12-6 run capped by an ace served from Kracht to sport a 15-9 lead in the third set.
Edgerton trimmed the difference to three points (15-12) as the set progressed, but the Patriots responded by scoring 10 of the next 12 points to secure a 25-14 victory when Kelli Esselink delivered a service ace.
H-BC trailed 4-3 in the opening set before embarking on a 15-6 run ending with a service point from Fick to sport an 18-10 advantage.
The Flying Dutchmen trimmed the difference to two points (19-17) as the set progressed, but the Patriots responded by scoring six of the next nine points to seal a 25-20 victory with Taylor Wingert clinching the victory with a service point.
H-BC sported a 6-3 lead when Esselink served an ace in the second set, and the Patriots led 14-12 when Kracht served an ace as the set progressed.
A 9-1 run by EHS gave the hosts a 21-15 advantage.
H-BC closed the margin to three points (21-18) when Fick registered an ace serve, but EHS outscored the Patriots 4-1 the rest of the set to secure a 25-19 win.
Esselink (five blocks, three kills and 17 of 19 serving with 10 aces), Wingert (five kills, two blocks and 12 of 12 serving) and Kracht (20 set assists and six ace serves) led the Patriots statistically.
Jessica Sandbulte and Tori Bork paced H-BC defensively by recording 11 and 10 digs respectively.