Monday, July 16, 2018
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Brady moves to 3-1

Brady was on the road again Friday night as they took down Amherst in four sets, 25-13, 25-10, 24-26 and 25-14.

Head coach Lynne Johnson said the Eagles played the first two sets really well.

“We had more weapons than they did,” Johnson said. “We had at least four if not five strong hitters play well.”

Tara Callahan had 12 kills in the match on only 16 hit attempts. Valerie Most also had 12 kills on 19 attempts.

“When Tara is hitting well in the middle, she holds the blocker there which leads to having success outside,” Johnson said.

However, the smooth sailing in the first two sets didn’t continue into the third as Amherst beat the Eagles 26-24.

The girls relaxed a little too much after that second set, and Amherst stepped up their defensive intensity, Johnson said.

“The sets we have dropped this year are usually because of unforced errors,” Johnson said. “That third set our serve receive and passing weren’t precise enough to win.”

Johnson said that each of the wins this season should have been three-set matches but those unforced errors are what causes them to go longer.

“It’s something we will continue to work on,” she said.

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