Norway spikers beat Cougars

EBEN — A strong start wasn’t enough for the Superior Central Cougars Tuesday night as they dropped a 3-1 (17-25, 25-13, 25-17, 25-19) volleyball decision to the Norway Knights.

“We played much better tonight,” said Cougars’ coach Kris Bray. “We improved a lot from last week. We had fewer unforced errors, but still struggled offensively. We just have to keep improving.”

Sydney Emard led the Cougars with eight service points, eight kills and a block. Emma Rutter recorded six kills and three blocks. Addie Rondeau also had six kills. Caitlin Thompson tallied 18 assists and Jaelyn Klyk had 12 digs.

“It wasn’t a bad night, only we had a few too many errors,” said Bray.

“We need to pick it up a little on the defensive end.”

The Cougars, who also dropped the jayvee match (25-19, 25-20), host Mid Peninsula Thursday.

The summary:

Superior Central — Emard (eight points, eight kills, one block, one assist, one dig); Rutter (five points, two aces, six kills, three blocks, two digs); Pasanen (five points, two aces, six kills, one assist, two digs); Thompson (four points, 18 assists); Rondeau (three points, six kills, one assist, two digs); Klyk (one kill, 12 assists).