The Vikings fell to Spring Lake Park in a very close five-game match at the Breakdown Sports Side Out Classic held in Hopkins. The final score was 25-18, 23-25, 18-25, 25-23, 11-15. Cianna Selbitschka led the way with 18 kills and 14 digs. Madison Hadrava was next with nine kills and five digs. Defensive specialist Sophie Linder also collected 26 digs.
North Branch got the season started with two lopsided, shutout victories. On Thursday, Aug. 25, the Vikings topped North Lakes Academy 12-0. They followed that up with a 14-0 victory over PACT on Saturday, Aug. 27.
After going winless last season, the Viking boys team has started this season undefeated after collecting a 12-1 win over North Lakes Academy on Thursday, Aug. 25, and a 7-2 win over Mesabi East on Saturday, Aug. 27.
A busy start to the season saw the Vikings go 1-4 in the first action of the season. North Branch fell to Hermantown 4-3 and Hibbing 5-2 on Tuesday, Aug. 23.
North Branch collected their first win of the season by beating Duluth Denfeld 7-0, but then fell to Fridley 5-2 and Mora 4-3 during their own quadrangular on Thursday, Aug. 25.
Their matches against Cloquet and Andover on Saturday, Aug. 27, were canceled due to the rain.