Braham maintained its lead in the Great River Conference with an exciting 25-15, 15-25, 25-23, 25-17 home victory over contender Onamia Sept. 26. A huge match on the horizon will be Oct. 10 at closest rival Aitkin.
Kaylie Paitl had the hot hand with her kills out of the gate against the Panthers. Later in Game 1, Kayla Nickles and Carley Lynch both pounded in ace serves to create distance.
Onamia rallied on its own hot hitting at the net to take Game 2. Game 3 would prove to be a major battle.
“A pivotal point in that game was at 23-23. Onamia had a very strong attack that should have been a kill.Angela Bendickson had a perfect dig which put Lynch in good shape to set to our outside hitter Nickles who struck a huge kill,” said Bomber Coach Britne Engelking.
Lynch finished with 31 assists, 9 kills and 3 aces. Nickles and Paitl both had 12 kills, and Bendickson finished with 10 kills and 7 digs.
Braham won its sixth-straight match by downing Hinckley-Fin. 25-20, 21-25, 25-9, 25-20 Oct. 1.
• Braham will host its annual Bomber Invite this Saturday, with action starting at 9 a.m. Seven teams join the Bombers for the tourney.
Great River Volleyball: Braham 9-0, 14-4; Aitkin 7-0, 13-3; Rush City 6-2, 10-4; Onamia 5-2, 10-7; Ogilvie 2-6, 4-11; Pine City 2-6, 3-14; Hinckley-Fin. 2-6, 2-11; Isle 1-5, 2-12; East Central 0-7, 0-9.