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Warrior Volleyball: Brainerd bounces Sauk Rapids 3-0

Posted: October 4, 2012 - 11:17pm

SAUK RAPIDS — Mikaela Chandler’s 3.5 blocks helped the Brainerd Warriors to 12 blocks total as they swept the Sauk Rapids Storm 3-0 in Thursday’s Central Lakes Conference match.

“The night belonged to our blocking,” Warriors head coach Jared Diem said. “Our middle hitters and right side generated 20 points off blocking tonight. Mikaela Chandler was just alive out there, making great decisions, blocking well, and swinging hard when we needed it.”

The victory stopped Brainerd’s three-match losing streak.

Chandler and Heather Fletcher each posted eight kills and Paige Rivers added four ace serves.

“Paige had a great night of serving, showing great confidence,” said Diem. “She was just in a rhythm.”

Sauk Rapids 22 23 23

Brainerd 25 25 25

Brainerd statistics

Courtney Ryan 6 kills, 6 digs, 2 blocks

Taylor Johnshoy 2 kills, 2 ace serves, 13 digs, .5 block

Mikaela Chandler 8 kills, 3.5 blocks

Heather Fletcher 8 kills, 2 blocks

Hannah Kangas 1 dig, 8 set assists

Jenna Degen 1 kill, 2 ace serves, 3 digs, .5 block, 16 set assists

Madison Stall 1 ace serve, 10 digs

Paige Rivers 4 ace serves, 1 dig

Faith Kassulker 3 kills, 3.5 blocks

Conference: Brd 5-5. Overall: Brd 11-12. Next: Brainerd hosts St. Cloud Apollo 7 p.m. Tuesday.