The Pirate volleyball team defeated Red Lake County Central in four sets Thursday: 25-13, 23-25, 25-21, 25-12

    The Pirate volleyball team defeated Red Lake County Central in four sets Thursday: 25-13, 23-25, 25-21, 25-12.

    The first set was a strong one for the Pirates, a much-needed fast start as the team had dropped three straight going into Thursday’s match up. Karlee Meyer had a particularly strong serve to start the game, and her seven aces led the team on the day.

    The Mustangs caught the Pirates a bit by surprise in the second set, after a big Pirate win in the first set, the Mustangs were the ones who took the second set, doing so in a close set, winning 25-23.

    The Pirates bounced back with a strong third set, especially towards the end, as they came from behind late in the set to win 25-21. The passing was better in the third, and Macy Strem was the Pirate leader on the day with 16 assists. (Jenna Porter was second with nine assists.)

    With the 2-1 lead in sets, the Pirates came on strong in the third, burying the Mustangs 25-12 in their biggest set win, as they clinched their third win of the season. Kennedy Cwikla led the Pirates on the day with eight kills, and had a strong game, helping to set the tone late in the game. Precious Adams was second on the team with seven kills of her own.

    The Pirates continue their swing of road games their next time out when they head to a tournament in Ulen on Saturday to face the likes of Climax-Fisher, Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal, and Breckenridge. The Pirates are now 3-4 on the season, and next play at home on October 8.