The rallies lasted long, but in the end, Fennimore got the points. And that's what mattered in the Boscobel volleyball team's 25-11, 25-20, 25-17 loss to the Golden Eagles in a SWAL contest on Thursday .
Despite the score, Bulldogs coach Jeff Ostheimer watched his team show signs of progress in the defeat. "We actually didn't play that badly," said Ostheimer. "There were long rallies and lots of digs, but they were able to finish and get the points."
With Tuesday's loss to Cuba City, Boscobel now falls to 0-6 in SWAL matches.
Morgan Gunderson had 10 kills and four blocks, while Breland Prochaska racked up 23 digs to lead Fennimore to victory.
For Boscobel, Beth Imhoff had a strong all-around game, with three kills and four digs. At the net, Bri Wagner slammed home 10 kills and had five assists for the Bulldogs, while Allison Krogen picked up 13 assists and Kelsey Trumm came up with five digs.
"We passed the ball very well, and we served okay," said Ostheimer. "But they finished the rallies and got the tough points."
Still, the way Boscobel competed gave Ostheimer hope for the rest of the season. "We built some confidence that we could play with them, that we can play with better teams," said Ostheimer. "It's just too bad we couldn't close out and get those final points we needed."
Led by Taylor Pickel, the Cubans swept Boscobel 25-16, 25-8, 25-12 in SWAL action on Tuesday. Pickel had 10 kills and four assists, while Kayla Marti dished out 22 assists and Rachel Johnson had 10 digs for Cuba City.
For the Bulldogs, Nicole Pegram had a nice outing, scoring six kills and a block. Beth Imhoff was everywhere for Boscobel, compiling four kills, one block, one ace and three digs. Allison Krogen had an ace and four assists, while Bri Wagner led the team with six helpers. Wagner also had a pair of digs.
On Thursday, Boscobel hosts Riverdale, before traveling to Darlington on Tuesday.