Edina vs Washburn Standouts
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Edina came into the section semifinals as a 6 seed and after knocking out Burnsville in a 5-set match they took on #2 seed Washburn. Washburn put up a good fight with a lot of talented youth but Edina seems…
Edina came into the section semifinals as a 6 seed and after knocking out Burnsville in a 5-set match they took on #2 seed Washburn. Washburn put up a good fight with a lot of talented youth but Edina seems to be thriving in the role of underdog.
This bro is everywhere for Washburn. I was even more impressed to see that she is a sophomore because I thought she played with a high level of maturity. Big swings kept coming her way and she just kept making big digs.
Bergren first caught my attention with her solid serve receive. Then she headed back to the service line and was delivering laser flat cross court floats that were eating up the opposing passers. I really like the way she was communicating and backing up her front row during the rallies. Bergren gets some crazy good touches on defense that get her team so hyped.
Bireley does a really solid job on the right side. She can swing doewn the line for a big point and she works wll with McKenna Simmons to close the block and give opposing attackers a tough time. I love Bireley’s scrappy off blocker defense and never say die attitude.
Simons was a blocking machine. She was really working hard across the net and whether she was up by herself or working with a pin she was creating a lot of issues for the Millers. Simons does a great job of working over the block and using their hands for the point.
Banks was hustling all over the court to keep the ball in play and attackable for Edina. When she gets to the front row she takes a really aggressive swing off the pin blockers hands for a big point. Banks set location is so consistent and right on the money for Sophia Prins
Prins knows her strengths and weaknesses and how to use them. She is a master at using the blockers hands to make a ball un playable. Prins is a consistent attacker that gets the job done.
Stenzel is a scrappy and gritty setter that fights hard at the net. She gives her hitters a lot of attacking opportunities and saves the stray dig or tight pass and turns it into a point.
Loth is a force at the net. She packs a powerful punch and just about dents the floor at times. Loth puts up a big block and has a really gritty style of play.