Through all four sets of the first semifinal match of Saturday’s Class 3A Jasper Semistate, Brownstown Central’s volleyball team had leads.
But unfortunately for the No. 4 Braves, No. 3 Bishop Chatard chipped away, gained the lead and pulled out wins in three of the sets. The Trojans ended the Braves’ season for the second year in a row with a 25-21, 25-21, 24-26, 25-20 victory.
“We were just really, really, really trying to stay aggressive on them,” Braves coach Jennifer Shade said. “They passed phenomenal, and they just made very few errors. We kept going at them, going at them, going at them, and they just kept bringing it back to us.”
Brownstown scored the first three points of the opening set and later led by as many as five twice before Bishop Chatard got chippy. The Trojans tied the match three times until back-to-back kills by Marissa Collier gave them an 18-17 lead, which they didn’t relinquish.
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