“It proved to the girls that we can do it,” Schackmann said. “They should be proud of themselves.”
But in the second set, Schackmann said Effingham just took control. Bohnoff said her team polished all of its shortcomings from set to set, led by junior Felicia Totten with 14 assists and senior Stephanie Robb with 8 kills.
Effingham took an 8-4 lead early in the second set, similar to the first set, but didn't stop there and led 16-4 before Teutopolis could do anything about it.
“I think we just intimidated them a little bit in the second game and we didn't do that in the first game because of our passing struggle,” Bohnoff said. “In the second set, we started passing better, which made our hitters look really good.”
The tides turned, as Teutopolis became the team making the errors in the second set and Effingham didn't allow Teutopolis any closer than nine points, 20-11.
“We get into errors where we just have errors,” Schackmann said. “Once the ywent on that run, when we gave them seven-plus errors, we couldn't recover and that was the game.”
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Effingham	25 25Teutopolis	22 13
Effingham: Donaldson (5 kills); Bloemker (2 kills); Beals (3 kills, 1 assist, 5 digs); Mitchell (1 assist, 3 digs); Ramey (7 kills, 2 assists, 4 digs); Zerrusen (2 kills, 2 assists, 1 ace, 3 digs); Totten (1 kill, 14 assists, 6 digs, 2 blocks); Robb (8 kills, 4 digs, 2 blocks); Fred (7 digs)Teutopolis: Ludwig (9 digs, 1 kill); Ruholl (6 digs, 6 assists, 1 kill); Wente (5 digs, 1 ace, 1 kill); Schmidt (3 blocks, 2 aces, 2 kills); Kroeger (2 blocks); Niemerg (3 kills); Westjohn (1 kill); Repking (1 kill)