The Blair volleyball team let a 2-0 lead slip away on the road Tuesday night, but not the match.
After losing the third and fourth sets at Omaha Mercy, the Bears topped the Monarchs 15-10 during the fifth to earn a 3-2 victory.
“They came back ready to fight,” BHS coach Brandi Nicholson said of her team's fifth-set effort. “They did not want to lose tonight.”
And the Bears didn't, improving to 2-19 as Mercy fell to 2-11.
“They served aggressively and passed well,” Nicholson said. “And never stopped swinging at the ball and making good plays.”
It took a team effort as Blair won the first (25-15), second (25-21) and fifth sets. The Bears' coach noted standout performances from Emma Cada and Megan McKeon, but also suggested that everyone on the floor made key contributions.
Middles Schuyler Roewert, Joslyn Policky and Ellia Klanderud “did well closing blocks and getting touches,” Nicholson said.
Claire Gochanour, meanwhile, was aggressive swinging on the right side, she added. Reece Ewoldt and Ella Ross shared setting duties and did “well.”
Nicholson also said that McKeon was the standout passer of the match, while Cada did “really well hitting and blocking” in the win.
BHS next competes Saturday during at Norfolk Lutheran tournament. The freshman team, meanwhile, will be at a Bennington tournament that same day.