Maple Valley Volleyball Wins Season Opener
The Maple Valley Raiders volleyball team won its season and home opener to the Barnes County North Bison Thursday.
The Raiders started their season with a 3-0 win, heavily leading in points throughout the match.
Short and and out-of-bounds serves by BCN gave the Raiders some points in the first game, and a scoring streak by senior Cassie Pautz serving produced more points as BCN struggled to respond.
Maple Valley started off the first game with four points in the first couple minutes.
BCN redeemed themselves with four points, but not for long as Maple Valley scored five more.
A kill by freshman Rylee Nudell gave Maple Valley their first point in the second game.
The game ended quickly, with a few balls went out of bounds and a few short serves in game two.
A few good kills by freshman Rylee Nudell and short serves by BCN won Maple Valley their second game.
Both teams started the third game with two points, but Maple Valley quickly took the lead.
Long serves by BCN and good kills by Nudell gave Maple Valley a solid lead throughout the third game.
"The girls have been working hard in the off-season, and it really shows," Coach Jessica Theurer said. "It's nice to start off the season with a win. I'm excited to see if we can capitalize on Tuesday too."