After a rough weekend tournament in which the Breckenridge volleyball team won just one of its eight one-set matches, things compounded for the Cowgirls in a 0-3 loss to Wheaton, Minn., on the road Monday night.

“We started each set tough and slowly dug big holes for ourselves that we could not get out of,” Breckenridge coach Linda Hillestad said.

Problems began right away for Breckenridge as the first set was a lopsided 10-25 loss. The Cowgirls struggled to find their rhythm as Wheaton found their offensive flow.

“Poor serving and inconsistent play hurt us,” Hillestad said.

Behind the play of Katrina Dahlgren, Breckenridge gave its best effort in the second set, but it wasn’t enough. Wheaton kept the pressure in a 15-25 win.

“Katrina had a very good night passing and digging. She also led us in hitting,” Hillestad said.

Dahlgren finished with seven kills and 11 digs for Breckenridge.

Down 0-2, the Cowgirls put up a fight in the final set, but Wheaton’s play was too good as the home team took the match with a 14-25 win.

Other stat leaders for Breckenridge included Alli Pauly, who had five kills along with 10 digs, and Olivia Boldingh with eight assists.

The Cowgirls next play on Thursday, heading on the road for a big game with conference opponent Barnesville, Minn.

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