The Falls High School Broncos fell to the North Woods Grizzlies Tuesday during the first home match of the season.
The Broncos got off to a strong start, defeating the Grizzlies during the first set, 25-22.
North Woods responded with a strong offense to claim the second set, 25-16.
In a back-and-forth victory, the Broncos came out on top during the third set 25-11, but fell during the fourth in a close 26-24.
The Grizzlies powered through for the win, ending the fifth set 15-11.
"The girls played their hearts out," said head coach Shelby Nosan. "It was such a fun game to be part of and watch."
Nosan said Tuesday while the girls played well, going into their second match of the week Thursday, they will need to work on keeping communication going when they fall behind.
"We will simulate pressure situations at practice to help with this," she said. "It will be another tough team so we need to recuperate in a short period of time to be ready for Thursday."
The Broncos faced Mesabi East Thursday at Falls High School. Results of that game were not available as of press time.
- Holly Wold - 14 set assists and seven digs
- Chloe Sullivan - nine kills and seven blocks
- Tenneyson Amdahl eight kills, eight blocks and five ace serves
- Olivia Thostenson - six kills and eight blocks
- Lucie Kennedy - seven kills
- Maria Vollom - 19 digs