The Washington Demons beat Mid-Prairie last night in volleyball 3-0.
The Demons struggled out of the gate trading points back and forth with the Golden Hawks before Mid-Prairie had their first set point of the set. Washington came back to tie it up and take set 1 27-25 off of a block by Anna Wheeler and Sydney Hoffman.
Washington would have an easier time taking set two and three winning 25-21 and 25-20.
The leading killer for the Demons was Beth Dillon with eight, while Lauren Kimball had 19 assists and Sam Ellingson and Maddie Collins both kept the ball from the ground with 16 digs.
After the game, head coach Jeff Spenner talked about the win in set one, and how the Demons pushed forward in the next two sets.
“We’ve been really talking about communicating early, when you talk early your body moves a little but faster the position, and I think in the middle of set one we started doing that,” Spenner said. “The last two games, we ran more offense, and they were still battles, but we had some great covers picking up the ball and getting an extra hit out of it.”
Mid-Prairie head coach Mellissa Stumpf also talked after the match about her team and how they hurt themselves more than Washington.
“A lot of the points we give up are our own offensive errors, and we’re really working with consistency won our hitters, our defense hands down played tough defense we have a great back row, and we have a great front row too, but we just couldn’t put it together,” Stumpf said. “Hands down we did not come out and play our game, we had some really good points, we had some hard hits, we had really great defense but we just couldn’t string it all together for 25 points.”
Washington plays Mt. Pleasant next on Tuesday, while Mid-Prairie will host their Hawk Tournament.