North sweeps past BNL

BLOOMINGTON – BNL’s Carlee Kern skies for a spike at the net against Bloomington North. The Stars suffered their first loss of the season, falling in three sets, on Saturday.
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BLOOMINGTON – Bedford North Lawrence played from behind all day and never caught up as Bloomington North posted a three-set sweep during high school volleyball action on Saturday.

The Cougars (2-1) rode the net power of Kyla Kante for a 25-17, 25-20, 25-18 victory. BNL suffered its first loss under new coach Gabrielle Arthur.

North surged in front in each set, save for BNL’s burst to a 9-7 lead early in the third.

“We were chasing them and never had the lead,” Arthur said. “We’re a team that thrives on momentum, We don’t play our best when we’re trying to play catch-up.”

The Cougars closed out the first set with a 10-3 run and kept the advantage.

“They’re a very aggressive team with hard hitters,” Arthur said.

“It sucks to lose, but now we’ve had a taste of winning and losing. Now we know what it’s like. I wasn’t entirely disappointed in our performance. We worked hard at blocking in the middle.”

Carlee Kern had 4 kills and 4 blocks, Haley Deckard totaled 4 kills, 4 blocks and 12 digs, Annie Waggoner had 10 assists, Merritt Callahan added 9 assists, and Myla Bergman had 13 digs.

The Stars (2-1) will host Edgewood on Monday.