BOSCOBEL — The Bulldogs fell to the visiting Pointers last Thursday night in three sets, 17-25, 24-26, and 10-25.
The Boscobel volleyball team gave up points grudgingly to Mineral Point in the first set. Digging in the play tightened, reducing the lead to a mere two points in the second set.
“We played well at times, but made too many unforced mistakes to be able to pull out any games,” said coach Jeff Ostheimer. “We came out, fell behind and worked hard to try to catch up. We started playing a little more consistently and with more aggressiveness at the end of game one and it carried over to game two, where we again fell behind, but this time caught up and had a chance to take the game. But unforced mistakes at crucial times cost us that set.”
Then it fell apart during the third.
“The emotions of losing that tight second game carried over to game three and we just couldn't sustain the offense,” Ostheimer said. “At times we seem to lose our focus and make mistakes that have been hurting us. Against Mineral Point we had 36 unforced mistakes that led to points for Mineral Point that they didn’t have to work for. They scored 76 total points for the match and this was just about half. This has been a theme so far for us as a team and we will have to improve this area to be successful.”
Danielle Ernst led Boscobel in kills with 7 successful jousts at the net. Miranda Beinborn foiled the Pointers with three blocks.
Katelyn Weigel landed two aces in the Mineral Point court. Sydney Williams stayed busy, bringing in 14 assists. Emily Johnson had 12 digs.