The Vikings came away with their first win of the season as they beat visiting Big Lake by scores of 25-19, 23-25, 25-16 and 25-23. Cianna Selbitschka had 12 kills and 17 digs to lead the North Branch attack. Assists were spread out between Katelyn Berg’s nine, Lauren Husnik’s six and one each by Lydia Langevin and Emily Benedict. Defensive specialist Sophie Linder collected 13 digs to lead the Vikings defensively.
North Branch saw its scoreless streak reach two games to start the season as the Vikings fell 24-0 to host St. Francis. They will look to break the goal line for the first time against rival Chisago Lakes at home this Friday, Sept. 16.
After three straight wins to start the season, the Vikings have now fallen three straight times.
On Thursday, Sept. 8, North Branch fell to St. Michael-Albertville 6-0. Then, on Saturday, Sept. 10, the Vikings fell to visiting Proctor by a score of 5-1.
The Viking girls team also saw a rough go of it last week, dropping two games to bring their season record to 2-3.
On Thursday, Sept. 8, St. Michael-Albertville topped North Branch 5-1. Saturday, Sept. 10, had the Vikings traveling up to Duluth, where they fell to Duluth Marshall 5-3.
In what appears to be a recurring theme for North Branch teams last week, St. Michael-Albertville came away with a 6-1 win over the Vikings on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Britta Anderson picked up North Branch’s lone win in singles action.
Thursday, Sept. 8, saw North Branch also fall by a score of 6-1, this time to Buffalo. The doubles team of Julia Inman and Hope Hubbard came through with the win against the Bison.