The Ada-Borup/West Cougars volleyball team survived a tight first set and dominated the next two in a 3-0 sweep (26-24, 25-16, 25-14) over the Climax-Fisher Knights on Thursday night at Ada-Borup High School in Ada.

The set started pretty back and forth, but then Ada-Borup/West jumped out to a 14-7 lead, prompting a Climax-Fisher timeout. The Knights rallied and eventually tied the set at 22-22. The Cougars called timeout themselves, and made it set point at 24-22. The Knights didn’t give up, and scored two straight points to once again tie the set at 24-24. But, a service error and attack error by Climax-Fisher gave Ada-Borup/West the final two points they needed, and the Cougars took the first set, 26-24. Sophomore Lauren Thompson was active early for the Cougars with five kills and three aces in the first set.

Ada-Borup/West got off to a fast 7-3 start, and held onto the lead for the rest of the set, eventually winning it 25-16. Junior Kaleigh Sip had some big swings, and contributed four kills in the second frame.

Climax-Fisher got off to a 2-0 start, but the Cougars flipped the set quickly, rattling off a 10-1 scoring run and eventually going up 16-7 and then 21-10 in the third set. Once again, the Knights never quit and strung together some late points, but the Cougars were too much to handle and eventually slammed the door, winning the third set 25-14 to give Ada-Borup/West their third win in their last four matches. Thursday was also the regular-season home finale for the Cougars.

Ada-Borup/West improves to 5-7 on the season, while Climax-Fisher falls to 2-5. The Cougars end their regular season with a match at Red Lake Falls on Friday evening, while Climax-Fisher will host Clearbrook-Gonvick on Friday night as well.

1 2 3
Ada-Borup/West 26 25 25
Climax-Fisher 24 16 14


For Ada-Borup/West
Kills – Lauren Thompson – 12, Kaleigh Sip – 10
Assists – Kaisa Jones – 32
Blocks – Sarah Prodzinsku – 5
Aces – Lauren Thompson – 5

For Climax-Fisher 
Kills – Ellie Schmitz – 9, Courtney Vatnsdal – 9, Ella Reitmeier – 8
Blocks – Courtney Vatnsdal – 1
Assists – Jenna Vasek – 30
Aces – Jenna Vasek – 2