Prep volleyball: Warriors look good in sweep of GFW
BOLD advances to Section 2A-North semifinals Monday after win
OLIVIA — The BOLD volleyball team advanced to the semifinals in Section 2A-North after sweeping Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop on Thursday.
The Warriors won the match 25-7, 25-8, 25-15.
BOLD is the third seed in Section 3A-North. GFW is the sixth seed.
The Warriors play Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s at about 7:30 p.m. Monday at Sibley East High School in Arlington. SESM (26-0) is the No. 2 seed in 2A-North.
“I’m really impressed and I’m very proud of our team,” Warriors’ coach Baylie Kubesh said.
Kubesh said the team was determined to go all out in the quarterfinal matchup.
“When we came out I told them no matter who the team is we have to start out strong, we have to stay focused on our abilities and game plan,” she said. “We came out strong and served aggressively and played together and that was huge.”
BOLD dominated the first two sets, making scoring extremely difficult for the Thunderbirds.
The Warriors nearly began to run away with the third set, starting with a 7-1 and continued to pressure GFW throughout the set.
Despite GFW scoring its most points in the third set, the Warriors came away with the sweep.
Kubesh believes the Warriors’ main message was sent tonight.
“From the beginning of the night we made it known that our goal is to make it to state,” she said. “It’s not just to win one or two playoff games. It’s to push forward and to get to state and this was step one.
“Every game and every day is a new day and it’s a new business opportunity for us to take care of. Tonight we did that and move on to the next position.”