Editor’s Note: In last week’s coverage of the Big Lake girls volleyball matches, information for the final match against Buffalo was used from the StarTribune’s Hub page, which was incorrect. The page has since been corrected along with the following story.
The Big Lake Hornet volleyball team played their final match before the statewide “pause” last Friday and beat a solid Buffalo Bison team at Buffalo High School.
With the win, the Hornets improved to 4-8, smack in the middle of the Mississippi 8 Conference standings behind Becker (6-4), Cambridge-Isanti (6-3), North Branch (8-4) and Monticello (8-0).
The five set match against Buffalo saw the Bison capture the first two sets, 25-22 and 29-27. Remarkably, Big Lake rebounded to win set three (25-22), then set four (25-13) to send the match to a deciding fifth game.
In a back-to-back battle, the match came down to the final few points and the Hornets trampled the home team’s hopes with a 15-12 victory and a three-games-to-two win.
The Hornets were scheduled to play Monticello last Monday and Chisago Lakes and Sartell-St. Stephen last Tuesday, but the matches and the rest of the season is on “pause” due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Big Lake’s Olivia Stockham led the team with 104 kills followed by Miranda Segner with 42 and Mia Huberty with 37.
Segner was the team’s best server, as she tallied 14 serving aces in 28 sets played. Stockham was second with 12 aces in 32 sets played and Emma Rezac, Carter Monson and Madie Clausing each had 10 aces.
Huberty led the team in blocks with 13 while Clausing had five and Natalie Johnson four.
Stockham recorded 91 digs, averaging 10.1 per match. Monson had 80 digs, averaging 8.9 digs per match and Huberty had 75 digs, averaging 8.3 per match.
Rezac led the team with 485 ball handling attempts in 32 sets played. She was followed by Stockham with 221 in 32 and Anna Lund with 166 in 17 sets played.
Kendal Kopp led the Hornets with 122 serve receptions in 30 sets played. Following her was Huberty with 102 serve receptions in 32 sets played and Monson with 101 in 32 sets played.