LeRoy-Ostrander VB drops match to Mabel-Canton

Published 1:17 am Friday, August 27, 2010

MABEL — Southwest Conference foes LeRoy-Ostrander and Mabel-Canton have battled at the top of the conference standings the last few years and that battle continued Thursday night.

The Cardinals, having lost a number of seniors the year previous, lost to Mabel-Canton 21-25, 20-25 and 23-25 in their season opener.

“We lost a great group of seniors last year,” coach Lisa Swenson said. “We only have five juniors and seniors this year, four sophomores and one freshman.

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“We kind of surprised the coaches that were there and I think we surprised Mabel-Canton,” she added.

Chandra Riedeman led the Cardinals with eight kills with Krista Bunne adding six kills. Megan Grant tallied 20 set-assists.

Though Swenson was happy with how the Cardinals kicked off the season, she was realistic as well.

“We have a lot of things to work with,” she said.