Broncos sweat out trip to Georgia

Clare Hamburger (left), a senior setter at Hastings College, waits for a pss during an Aug. 21, 2018 practice. (KHGI)

Hastings College volleyball winning their first four matches of the season at the Coastal Georgia Classic.

It's the third straight year the Broncos have won at least this many out of the chute. Although, Hastings College had a few close calls in Brunswick, Ga., a small town located on the Atlantic Coast midway between Savannah, Ga. and Jacksonville, Fla., needing 17 sets to get the four victories.

"In some ways, playing extra sets was good for us," said head coach Matt Buttermore. "We didn't have a scrimmage, so we were shuffling some different line-ups, so it was good for us to get some things under pressure situations."

Their first two matches went to the final set where the Bronco ladies emerged victorious, 15–12, 15–8 respectively. They believe playing in those tight matches to start the season allows them to sharpen their skills early.

"We had to work through a lot of adversity and we had to focus on little things here and there," senior setter Clare Hamburger says. "We had to work through some really long rallies which made us work really hard together as a team."

The Broncos play their next ten matches in the Cornhusker State, starting with Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday. The game has been moved from the Heartland Events Center to Grand Island Senior High at 1:30 p.m.

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