Grand Forks Central tops Red River for first win of the year

Coming into the match, Central had been swept in all three of its EDC matches and the same could be said for Red River until the Riders were able to sweep Devils Lake last week.

The Roughriders were able to get out to the early lead with everyone on the court contributing to some impressive and acrobatic volleys. After some back and forth by both sides, outside hitter Hannah Litzinger came up with some powerful strikes to give Red River a comfortable opening set lead.

Quickly the Roughriders were able to take set one 25-14. Ava Swangstue and Cynara Rydell commanded a strong handle of the net, coming up with key blocks that would remain a theme throughout the match.

“For some reason, I don’t know why, we can’t get going at the start,” Central coach Kari Hearn said. “I don’t know what it is but we’ve been starting slow and then we progress as we go on.”

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Set two presented a little more edge to the Knights’ game, as high velocity kills came one after another. Pulling

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