In the opening set of the match, Baltic was on fire and got out to a big 11-3 lead. The Trojans tried to make a come back as they got within three points at 22-19, but Baltic was able to finish the set with a 25-20 victory. In the second set, the Bulldogs got out to an 11-5 advantage. Baltic led from that point forward, but West Central did pull within three points again at 24-21, before falling 25-21.
The third set was back-and-forth early. With the set tied 12-12, West Central went on a four-point run for a 16-12 lead. The lead grew to five points at 21-16. Baltic made a run and tied the set at 22-22. Baltic took the lead at 24-23, and again at 25-24 before the Trojans took a 26-25 advantage. Baltic tied the score at 26-26 and 27-27. West Central got the final two points for a 29-27 win to force a fourth set.
West Central seemed to be riding the momentum of the third set as they took an early 9-4 lead in the fourth set. The Bulldogs, however, came fighting back and tied the set at 11-11. They continued their run and took at 19-14 lead late in the set. The Bulldogs went on to take the fourth set 25-16 and won the match.
Cassidy Siemonsma finished the night with 20 kills and two blocks. Brooke Opitz had 33 set assists, 24 digs, and three ace serves.
West Central (2-5) will host Chamberlain on Thursday, September 17th.