Elkhorn Valley and Osmond continued their tradition of teaming up to go pink to start October, and the Falcons got a little bonus to end the night.
On the strength of their great serving, Elkhorn Valley took a commanding win over Osmond in three sets, 25-12, 25-18, 25-17. With the night being the traditional Pink Out match up between the Falcons and the Tigers, coach Emily Vaughn said the energy was great.
"We're always just really excited for our Pink Out. Its become a great tradition with Osmond," she said. "We just talked a lot about keeping our energy and keeping our focus. With the way the season has gone the past couple weeks, we just talked about having a fresh start. Having a home game and a Pink Out was a good time to do it."
While the student section counted 20 aces on the night, the official stats gave Elkhorn Valley 17, an impressive number. Seven of those came off the hand of Amber Miller, many in the third set to put the game away. Hannah Ollendick added five more, Bri Werner had two and Kirstyn Evans, Olivia Nall and Sierra Rystrom all recorded one ace each.
"I think once one of us gets on, then that encourages everyone else to maybe serve a little harder and push. I think we were all coming together and really wanted this win because we've kind of been in a funk lately, but I think we're going to be on the high road from here," said Miller.
Ollendick and Rystrom led the attack at the net, recording seven and six kills, respectively. That kept Miller busy as she recorded 14 assists. She also led the team in digs with 15.