Buoyed by the strong play of its seniors, Rochester dropped the first set, but came back to win the next three in a four set victory over Aberdeen (24-26, 26-24, 25-23, 25-20) Thursday night on senior night.
It figured that seniors Hannah Rodeheaver, Chloe Dean, and Lakota Escott all had great nights for the Warriors, providing energy and serving up kills in a season finale win. Rodeheaver finished with seven aces, three digs, a block, and six kills, Dean had nine kills, and Escott had nine kills to go along with five aces.
“The seniors played really well,” Warriors coach Briget Morris said.
But it was an all-around team win for a Rochester squad that had three weeks of its season taken away in COVID-19 protocol midseason. Roisin Stull had five aces, two kills, two blocks, and nine digs, Hailey Angwood had 15 digs, and Kylee Wild had five aces and set her teammates up well, per Morris.
“That wore on us a little bit,” Morris said of the shutdown. “But I’m super proud of how far they’ve come in a short time.”