North Lakes volleyball finishes at .500

Junior Autumn Percy tips the ball for the Huskies during a home game last week. (Photo submitted)

Kat Ladwig
Sports Editor

The Huskies volleyball girls faced St. Croix Prep in a non-conference matchup last Monday, Oct. 8, and swept the Lions 3-0.

North Lakes Academy was looking to bounce back from a pair of losses the week before.  In the first game the Huskies took an early lead with solid ball control and serving, when senior Shylo Stevens blew the lead wide open with nine straight points including three aces.  North Lakes went on to win the first set 25-10.

Serving runs made by junior Brooke Unze and ninth-grader Liv Dufour ensured the North Lakes’ victory in sets two and three 25-23, 25-20.  North Lakes finished the night with 15 aces, while serving at an 87 percent success rate.

“We played really well tonight, we had a high level of energy and played great as a team,” head coach Jeff Beimert said. “After last week we wanted to really focus on controlling the ball and limiting our mental mistakes and I thought the ladies really showed that tonight.”

Last Tuesday, the Huskies had their last home game against Community of Peace Academy and lost 3-1.

Two days later, the North Lakes girls swept Prairie Seeds 3-0.

The girls also travelled to the Brooklyn Center tournament last weekend and went 1-4, losing 2-0 to Minneapolis Edison, Robbinsdale Cooper, Maranatha Christian and Minneapolis Roosevelt while defeating the host team, Brooklyn Center, 2-0.

The Huskies kept up their busy schedule and participated in the Eastern Minnesota Athletic Conference tournament on Monday afternoon, defeating Liberty Classical Academy 2-1 before losing to Hmong Academy 2-0.

North Lakes Academy finished its regular season with an overall record of 12-12.