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BSC Cougars hits on ALL cylinders in WIN over WINNER
Aug 31, 2017

By Rich Winter

After dropping a set to Colome in their season opener, the Burke/South Central Cougars strung together three strong sets to down a very good Class A Winner team with a 25-17, 25-20 and 26-24 win, in a match that was the first webcast event from the high school.

 

While coach Billie Jo Indahl was pleased with the performance of her squad she thought the home crowd had a lot to do with how well the girls played. 

"The atmosphere last night was amazing! The student section did s great job with the theme night and cheering during the game," Indahl said. "They started off by giving us a sign to run through and clapped our hands when we did our entry before the varsity match! The fans and our bench brought a lot of energy to the game last night. The girls really fed off of that energy and boosted their game! They started off with that high intensity level and continued it until that very last point in the 3rd set! I've always said it helps us play better when the crowd gets into the game! Thank you to all our fans at the game last night! Your support was awesome!!"
While Indahl felt like the team clicked on all cylinders she was elated how well they came out of the chute.

"I felt the girls came out ready to play and it showed. It's always fun to play at home and the girls ALL brought it," Indahl said. "Everything seemed to go well for us. It started off with our good passing and coverage! The girls were really moving well together as a unit. The setting was on which allowed our hitters to be strong and effective ! We had some really powerful kills:) Our blocking continues to improve and we made some really nice court adjustments against their big hitters. Our defense did a great job of reading their hitters. And last our jump serving continues to get better and it's tough to defend when it's on."
While just about everyone played well, Indahl looked back through the stats and felt like there were some specific areas where the girls stepped up their games. 
"Our senior tripod in the back row, Ryahna, Teah, and Santanya, played amazing digging up a lot of balls while our hitters were able to get it done in the front. We had 2 girls with a double double....Lahna Matucha (junior) and Taylee Indahl (Sophomore) each in double figures in kills and digs," Indahl said. 
One of the biggest question marks coming into the season was who was going to replace last year's setter, Wischmann.
Well, a Wishmann of course who orchestrated a masterful offense for the Cougars. 
"We have a new setter this year as we lost ours from last year," Indahl said. "Her Freshman sister Bobbi Jo Wischmann is playing that big role for us and is developing nicely into her new role. She really played well controlling the flow of the game getting 37 assists."
The Cougars have about a week to get ready for their next opponent, another Class A school, Chamberlain, in Chamberlain on Sep. 5.

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