The Northfield Lady Norse volleyball team got out the brooms on Eastern Monday night, sweeping the Comets 25-12, 26-24, 25-14.
In game one Northfield edged out to an 8-4 lead, but Eastern clawed their way back and go ahead 9-8. With the scored tied at 11 and Emily Shafer serving the Lady Norse peeled off 5 straight points to go up 16-11. During the run Kylie Echard had a block and a kill and Kendal Reed had a kill. After Eastern served it out of bounds to make it 17-12, Reed took the serve and never let it go, serving the game out, 25-12. Reed had two aces during the run, Echard a kill and the final point kill by Hali Sadler.
In game two Reed scored 4 of Northfield’s first 5 points with two tips and two aces. An ace by Morgan Tucker put the Lady Norse up 7-4 and a kill by Haley Walchle made it 8-5. Eastern would cut the lead to 9-8 before a Reed kill ignited a six point run, the last point a kill by Echard to make it 15-9. Eastern would go on their own five point run to make it 15-14. Again Northfield would answer with two Echard and one Walchle kill to make it 19-14. After Eastern cut it to 1-17, Bayli Birk and Annie Clark each had tips, followed by a Tucker ace and it was 22-17. At 23-18 Eastern would go on a six point run to take a 24-23 lead. Northfield scored three straight points on Eastern errors to win 26-24.
In game three Eastern took an early 4-2 lead before Northfield came back to tie it at 5 behind an Echard block and kill and a Michelle Hendricks kill. After a couple ties Northfield had a 9-8 lead when Emily Shafer served 15 straight points to give the lady Norse a 24-9 lead. Shafer had four aces during the run, Echard a block and a kill and Reed a kill and a tip. Eastern would not die, scoring the next five points to make it 24-14 when Echard slammed home a kill to end the night.