The Paper photo by Lori Poteet 
Ally French had nine digs for the night.
The Paper photo by Lori Poteet
Ally French had nine digs for the night.

LINDEN - The Lady Chargers hosted Sagamore Conference foe Danville Thursday evening looking to start their Conference season off on the right foot. However, the Warriors proved too much, leaving Charger gym with a 25-11, 25-19, 25-13 win.

The Warriors led 9-4 in set one before a rotation error on the Chargers cost them a point, and momentum. Danville (9-1, 1-0 SAC) would capitalize scoring 16 of the final 22 points of the set.

North kept things close in set two, holding a 5-3 lead early and got as close as 17-16, which forced a Warrior timeout. Cortney Kolger had four of her team leading seven kills in the set. Danville scored eight of the next 11 points to win the set 25-19.

"I thought there were a lot of positives tonight," said Charger coach Jodi Webster. "We were more consistent in quite a few areas."

"I'm looking where we were last week to where we are today," she continued. "This is what the journey's supposed to be about seeing constant improvement."

The Chargers were led by Ally French's nine digs and Tori Martin's nine assists. Kolger finished with seven kills and French with four.

Right-side hitter Taylor Jenkins drew the praise of coach Webster. "I thought Taylor stepped up and played well tonight."

"As a team, we're making positive strides," she continued. "The changes we've made have been advantageous to what we're doing."

North (0-4, 0-1 SAC) will travel to Benton Central Saturday for an invitational before hosting County rival Southmont Tuesday.