Lake Mills wins conference in four sets over Forest City

Published 11:07 pm Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Lake Mills is once again the Top of Iowa Conference champions after their win over Forest City Tuesday night.

The Bulldogs only dropped one set as they cruised to beat the Indians, 3-1.

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Lake Mills was given a bit of a scare to start the night. After a slow start in the first set, they would be unable to comeback, losing the set 25-17.

The Bulldogs were able to pull themselves together starting in the second set. They would go back and forth with the Indians for a bit, but would end up pulling away to win it, 25-15.

Tied at two sets each, the Bulldogs would again pull out a narrow victory in the third set.  After a late timeout, Lake Mills pulled away to grab a 25-20 victory and take a two sets to one lead.

The final set would be all Bulldog. They would go on  to win the set by 11 points, 25-14, and secure their conference championship.

Coach Jim Boehmer talked about the girls’ performance.

“I really thought the girls played well tonight, after a slow start,” he said. “We responded after that first set.  The girls adjusted and stayed together as one unit.  The seniors showed great leadership and the underclassman stepped up their play.  That’s a great combination of things.

“I am proud of the girls for keeping the tradition alive.  They wanted this match tonight, but they had to work for it.”

Lake Mills improves their record to 30-1 overall and 8-0 in the Top of Iowa Conference and will play again on Tuesday when they host Hampton-Dumont, Nashua-Plainfield and North Butler at their home quad meet.

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Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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