Jeeps deliver Brosmer debut win

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Northeast Dubois volleyball coach Leigh-Ann Brosmer cracks a smile during her coaching debut. The Jeeps bested Wood Memorial, 3-2.


DUBOIS — Leigh-Ann Brosmer will go down as a winner in her debut as the Northeast Dubois volleyball coach, although the way that it happened differed than the way she probably drew it up.

It looked as if the Jeeps (1-0, 1-0) were going to put Blue Chip Conference rival Wood Memorial to bed early Monday night.

Northeast Dubois had already taken the first two sets, including a 25-11 runaway in the second set.

The Jeeps held a 23-17 edge in the set as they neared a sweep.

The Trojans had other ideas, however.

Wood Memorial stormed all the way back to claim a 25-23 win in the third set.

The Trojans got off to a roaring 10-3 advantage in the fourth set before the Jeeps themselves tried their hands a comeback.

Northeast Dubois and Wood Memorial were knotted at 23-23 in the fourth set, before Wood Memorial forced a decisive fifth set with another 25-23 win.

“I think just the mental state that they were in, I think they got a little bit tired, since we didn’t have the whole summer to work on stuff,” Brosmer said. “I think they got tired and just couldn’t get themselves out of that funk.”

Yet, they eventually did get out of that funk.

Brosmer told them to dig deep and play like they know how to play.

It paid off, as Northeast Dubois emerged a 15-12 winner in the fifth and final set to earn the win on their home court.

The Jeeps will turn right back around today as they try to improve to 2-0 on the young season by going against Crawford County in another home game for them.

“I think we need to focus a little more on our front-row blocking on the middle hitter if we’re going to have two or one,” Brosmer said. “If we have two, we need to figure out where we need to put the other person to get the tip. So, I think we need to work on that a little bit more.”

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