New Prague bests Austin volleyball team

Published 10:59 pm Monday, September 14, 2009

The Austin volleyball team played aggressive but fell short in a 25-15, 25-20, 25-23 loss at New Prague Monday.

The Packers (1-8 overall) struggled in the first game with a few errors, but they picked up the pace after trailing the second game 21-13.

“A pivotal change for us was when we started to play defense,” Austin head coach Darica Schneider said. “Then we were able to control possession and set up some rallies.”

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The Packers led 8-4 early in the third game, but ended up allowing match point on a missed serve.

Austin will host Winona Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. for parent’s night.

“If we play this aggressive Thursday, we should be okay against Winona,” Schneider said.

Senior Bri Mayer had a career-high 14 kills for Austin to go along with three blocks, Emily Weiss had six kills and two blocks, Ashley Follmuth had eight digs, 26 serve receives and was 13-for-14 on serves with two aces, Jenna Svoboda had 10 assists, four digs, and was 10-for-11 on serves with two aces, Julia Wagner had 15 serve receives, four digs and was 14-for-14 on serves with two aces, and Kayla Rodgers had eight assists.