Friday evening it was a Furnas County Rivalry on the volleyball court between Cambridge and Arapahoe, as the Warriors played host. The Trojans though, were able to come in and sweep Arapahoe, 25-23, 25-13, and 25-17.
In the opening set, Arapahoe controlled the majority of it. The Warriors went up 4-1 right away, and they had a ton of energy on the court. They kept pushing forward and led 8-4 when Lauren Carpenter, head coach of the Trojans, was forced to take a timeout and regroup. The Trojans did and they got within one, 13-12. On the other side, Kate Warner, head coach of Arapahoe took a timeout. Arapahoe maintained a narrow lead until late in the set.
Cambridge was forced to burn their second timeout down 21-19. Cambridge was able to climb back and go on a 6-2 run to get the victory. One of the major plays at the end was a big swing from Brylyn Springer to terminate late.
In set number two, early on it was a battle. The teams were tied up at 6-6, and then Cambridge started to pull away. The Trojans went on a 5-1 run before Arapahoe was forced to take a timeout down 12-7. Arapahoe made efforts to get back into the set, but the Trojans were tough on both sides of the net, offensively and defensively.
In the final set of the evening, Arapahoe had a 4-2 lead and kept their trend of starting fast. Early on, the defensive side was strong as the warriors were tough at the net. The same problem though showed again, getting stuck about halfway through. Cambridge took a lead of 9-8, and then cruised to the victory.
For Cambridge, Springer, Jalen Kent, and Erin Johnson each posted 12 kills. On the defensive side of the ball, Springer added four blocks while Erin Johnson and Bailee Ahlemeyer each dug 14 balls.
Unofficially for Arapahoe, Sabrina Jacobsen had a nice match with five kills and an ace and Naomi Guttierez had five kills too.
Cambridge is now 12-3 on the season and for Arapahoe, they are 5-10 on the year.