Bulldogs stay on perfect road

Published 9:13 am Monday, September 12, 2016

Even on an off-day, the Lake Mills volleyball team still bullied the competition.

The Bulldogs took part in the Central Springs tournament Saturday, and continued their dominance by winning all five of their matches and staying perfect by winning each set.

“It wasn’t the kind of day we had hoped for,” said Bulldogs coach Jim Boehmer. “I know that can happen, but you never accept it. We still found a way to win. I hope we get better. We were able to survive, though.

The toughest match for Lake Mills came against the host — Central Springs. But the Bulldogs won both sets — 22-20 and 21-16 — and also beat Clarksville, Newman Catholic, Northwood-Kensett and Rockford on the day.

Lake Mills volleyball players Hailey Borgmeyer (13) and Lexi Groe jumped to attempt to block a kill attempt by Northwood-Kensett’s Miranda Stambaugh during the two team’s tournament at Central Springs Saturday. Lory Groe/For the Albert Lea Tribune

Lake Mills volleyball players Hailey Borgmeyer (13) and Lexi Groe jumped to attempt to block a kill attempt by Northwood-Kensett’s Miranda Stambaugh during the two team’s tournament at Central Springs Saturday. Lory Groe/For the Albert Lea Tribune

Central Springs jumped out to a 7-2 lead in the first set, but Lake Mills came back and outscored Central Springs the rest of the way, 41-29.

Teah Kesler led the Bulldogs with 27 kills Saturday. Hailey Borgmeyer finished with 25 and Mallory Wilhelm notched 21.

In five matches, Robyn Bowman handed out an astounding 96 assists. She was also a perfect 40-40 on serves.

Dana Baumann had 17 digs, while Bowman and Borgmeyer each had 14.

Lake Mills is now 15-0 this season.

It will host Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Tuesday.

The Bulldogs are looking for their 93rd straight conference victory.

Start time for the match is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.