Thursday night was a huge night for a pair of volleyball teams in the KQ-listening area, as the Webster City Lynx, off to a 7-1 start to the season, traveled north to take on defending conference champion Clarion-Goldfield-Dows. The Lynx had not won a set, let alone a match with Cowgirls since 2016, and Jess Howard’s squad was determined to change that from the get go.
Webster City took charge right away in set 1, extending it’s lead to 16-7 at one point, before Clarion-Goldfield-Dows brought the score closer. The Lynx were able to close out set 1 by a score of 25-17. Set two saw Clarion-Goldfield-Dows show some more energy, as the Cowgirls battled back-and-forth with the Lynx. However, the Cowgirls were marred by communications breakdowns and miscues most of the night, and the Lynx took set 2, 25-19.
Set 3 saw a similar style to set 2, the Cowgirls battled hard and had it tied as deep as 18-18. However, the Lynx were able to make their breaks happen, and it was a defensive error from the Cowgirls that sealed the set, and the match for Webster City, as they gained a sweep of the Cowgirls.
Webster City moved to 8-1 with the win, and will face Hampton-Dumont-CAL next Thursday. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows drops to 6-1 with the loss and will face Algona next Thursday.