BESSEMER — Bessemer faltered in the first game, but the Speedgirls came back for a 3-1 Porcupine Mountain Conference win over Watersmeet Tuesday night.
“We were very, very flat,” Bessemer coach Shelly Mettler said. “There wasn’t a player that was on. In the second game, about midway through — it was pretty close early — I just chewed them out. I got in their faces. I don’t know if it was coincidence or the chewing out, I said, ‘You’ve got to hang it all out on the court.’”
Mettler expected Watersmeet to be tough after not losing many players from last season.
“We took their tipping game away,” Mettler said. “We took off our blocks. They’re a great tipping team, fast, hard to read sometimes. I pulled almost everybody off the net. I said let them hit, we’ll pick up all the tips.”
Brenna Bogaczyk led the Speedgirls with seven kills. She also added a block. Sarah Trudgeon had six kills, two aces and eight assists. Claire Tourville totaled four kills, three aces and four assists. Julie Ahnen had three aces. Allyson Hansen finished with three kills and Mikahyla Sampson had two.
Mettler said it was a good team effort.
Bessemer (3-0 PMC) travels to Ironwood for an Indianhead Conference match Thursday.