Seniors Hallsey Olson collected six digs and Alice Widmark four kills, during Tuesday's 3-0 Central Lakes Conference loss to the Rocori Spartans.
"Tonight was Senior Night, so we had a ton of emotion going in and leading up to the game," Warriors coach Jared Diem said. "That had a lot to do with tonight - and it was the same way last year. The game is all about defense and serve receives and communication. All the big plays start with that, and we couldn't get that started. That leads to frustration all around.
"It's disappointing for the seniors that the game played out like this, but in volleyball you have to have a short-term memory, correct your mistakes and move on."
Senior Tess Rahto finished with three kills and two ace serves, while senior Mikinzie Hradsky added one dig.
"I do want to thank the seniors (Olson, Widmark, Hradsky, and Rahto) for all the great memories they've given the team and myself," Diem added.
Rocori 25 25 25
Brainerd 16 9 14
Hallsey Olson 1 ace serve, 1 set assist, 6 digs
Carlie Sweet 1 ace serve,
Alanna Hansen 7 set assists, .5 block
Sydnie Mauch 2 kills, 1 block
Alice Widmark 4 kills, 1 ace serve, .5 block
Mikinzie Hradsky 1 dig
Tess Rahto 3 kills, 2 ace serves, 1 block
Allison Mueller 2 kills, 1 ace serve, 2 blocks
Conference: Brd 3-8. Overall: Brd 9-14. Next: Brainerd at Alexandria 7 p.m. Friday.
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