Pomeroy back to .500 after three-set win in Rosalia

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ROSALIA - The Pomeroy Pirates defeated Rosalia in three sets Thursday, rolling over the Spartans 25-12, 25-16 and 27-25 in Southeast 1B play.

The win puts the Pirates back to .500 at 4-4 in league in what has been a topsy-turvy season for Pomeroy.

"It's been kind of a disjointed year for us," Pomeroy coach Bruce Crossfield said. "(We) lost one of our best seniors early on, then some of our seniors were gone, then the county fair kind of drains us a bit, then we had the illness.

"As coaches we've been pleased with the progress we've made," he said. "The passing in the back row was probably the best it has been all season, so if we keep that up I think good things can happen."

One of the key things the Pirates were able to do was maintain their aggression despite winning game one easily.

"I was pleased that we were able to sustain (our intesity)," Crossfield said. "We've been winning a set and then letting up a bit, I felt that we did a better job sustaining our intensity in our first two sets, and even in the third.

"At one point (in the third set) we were down 22-18 and 24-22 and it was good to see us make that comeback," he said.

Delaney Monahan led the Pirates with 11 kills and 8 blocks in the victory, followed closely by sister McKenzie Monahan who nailed 9 kills. Halee Koller helped run the offense with 27 assists and three service aces.

McKenzie Uto had 8 digs and Erica Carlson was 21-of-22 from the service line.

The Pirates look to string two wins together when they host LaCrosse-Washtucna Tuesday.

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