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Broncos swept by North Dickinson

Matt “Sweets” McCarthy | Iron Mountain Daily News Bark River-Harris’ Alaska Peterson (4) prepaires to serve while teammate Makena Lockwood awaits the serve during Tuesday’s match against North Dickinson at Felch.

FELCH — With strong serving and calculated play at the net, the North Dickinson Lady Nordics swept the Bark River-Harris Broncos Tuesday night inside the Carl F. Lemin Jr. Gymnasium.

In the 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-13) Skyline Central Conference win, ND head coach Sandy Haustein had mixed emotions.

“We were off and on with our consistency tonight, but it got better as the night went on. During the rallies, we did a great job of covering the net, and then getting back as quickly as I’d hope they could,” Haustein said.

“Masyn Alexa and Skye Ledzian were the front row standouts. Ashton Hord and Briana Smith were each quite impressive with their serving on the evening.”

Hord was serving during ND’s five-point run during the middle of set No. 1. She also had started off with five-point runs at the beginning of the second and third sets, getting the Nordics off to 5-0 leads.

With the score 5-1 in the final set, Smith took the ball and served the Nordics to a 15-1 lead with an impressive 10-point run.

In set No. 2, Bark River-Harris’ Cara Zawacki served a five-point run that brought BR-H within three points of the Nordics at 10-7. But just like all three sets on the night, the Nordics were just too much for the young Broncos, who only have two seniors on their roster.

“We knew that North Dickinson was a strong team and we knew we were going to be outsized by them. They came out and laid down a lot of tips, which we weren’t ready for. We tried to adjust to it the best we could,” said BR-H head coach Jennifer Ives. “Typically, we are much better than we were tonight on serve receive, but I felt we did play okay at the net.”

Makena Lockwood led the Broncos with five blocks, four kills, six digs and an assist. Alaska Peterson chipped in with nine assists and two digs; Lexi Berg had three kills and five digs; Tressa Ives had four kills and an ace; Zawacki had three kills, a block and an ace; Kassidy Roll had two kills and two blocks; and Carsyn Brunette added seven digs.

The Broncos travel to Menominee Thursday night while the Nordics visit Mid Peninsula.

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