Posted On: 10/11/20 12:25 PM

  The season kicked off this past week and as predicted, this season will likely be unlike any we have seen.  That included a handful of upsets we were prepared for.

 

Cotter vs Caledonia:  Last year, Caledonia was undefeated in the Three Rivers conference with only a couple of opponents able to steal a set.  This year is a different story.  Caledonia’s lineup was lacking the power we are used to in the front row - as Lydia LangeLydiaLange6'2" | OHCaledonia | 2020StateMN and Alexis Simpson have since graduated.  Cotter, came out with a dynamic offense led by the Hadaway sisters: Kelli and Jenny.  While the play was somewhat chaotic, Cotter maintained the win by out working Caledonia.

Winona vs Rochester John Marshall:  Last year, the two teams had nearly identical conference records, but last year when they faced off in the end of October, JM won easily in 3 sets.  The Rockets have several returners from that line up: Chayse Paulson, Lilly Meister and Esme Decker but lacked the ability to finish at key moments.  Meanwhile Winona was able to get into a rhythm despite losing nearly a dozen seniors.  Winona served and passed

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