Superior Central volleyball

Emma Rutter of Superior Central slams the ball back at North Dickinson Thursday at Carl F. Lemin Gymnasium.

FELCH — North Dickinson dominated the final two sets to sink Superior Central 3-0 (25-20, 25-10, 25-12) in Skyline Central Conference volleyball Thursday at Carl F. Lemin Gymnasium.

The Nordics (4-3) showed little of the problems resulting in their early-season struggles.

“We’ve been very inconsistent, up and down,” Nordics coach Sandy Haustein said of the season. “One game we look really good and the next game is like we never touched a volleyball.”

In Tuesday’s loss to Stephenson, four Nordics served at 100 percent. But that was coupled with 24 hits into the net, according to Haustein.

“We’re not keeping the ball in play consistently,” Haustein said. “We’ve had leads this year. Then we get in a slump, lose our momentum and start hitting the ball out of bounds.”

The defense, like the final two sets Thursday, is “pretty good,” Haustein said. “But offensively we need to work more.”

A Samanatha Borvan kill snapped a 16-16 tie in the first set Thursday with the Cougars. Borvan added another kill in an 8-3 surge.

A Skye Ledzian kill and consecutive aces for a 24-19 lead put away the Cougars.

“We didn’t talk in the first game,” Haustein said. “The back row needs to talk more about what’s open.”

Kylie Gustafson was on the service line for the final five points of the second set wrapped up by a Borvan kill.

“Overall, I was pretty happy with the last two games,” Haustein said. “They played pretty well.”

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