THIEF RIVER FALLS - You never know. A four-hour bus trip from Brainerd to Thief River Falls could spell trouble for the Central Lakes College Raiders.
At least that was coach Jane Peterson's fear Wednesday.
So she was pleasantly surprised and pleased when CLC rolled to a three-game victory over the Pioneers.
The Raiders, who beat Northland 3-2 in Brainerd last month, posted wins of 25-12, 25-14 and 25-6.
We were just very mentally prepared, said Peterson. We blocked great and we served great.
And then it was time to return home, taking the same bus for the same 4-hour trip. Right, Coach?
Yes, but it's more pleasant when you win, said Peterson.
Central Lakes statistics
Bristy Bourgoin 3 ace serves, 1 dig
Kayla Atkinson 2 aces, 4 digs
Rachel Pfeffer 5 kills, 1 ace, 7 digs, 27 assists
Megan Rakow 8 digs
Melissa Widman 10 kills, 4 aces , 6 digs
Jonica Swanson 1 kill, 2 ace serves, 6 digs, 3 assists
Jenna Terhaar 6 kills, 2 blocks
Kirstie Grill 6 kills, 2 ace serves, 3 digs, 3 blocks, 2 assists
Kaitlyn Roerick 5 kills, 2 blocks
Katie Hochsprung 3 kills, 2 digs, 3 blocks
Division: CLC 8-3. Overall: CLC 16-9. Next: Fond Du Lac at Central Lakes 6:30 p.m. Friday.
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