Meridian volleyball defeated Blaine 25-20, 25-20, 25-23, Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Blaine. The Trojans were led by Amber Murphy's 11 kills on 23 attempts. Murphy had just two errors in the match.
"Everything we've been working on came together tonight," Meridian coach Shannon Claeys said in a phone interview.
Taylor Brackinreed had 22 assists, and Julia Broussard added three blocks and three kills for Meridian. Sarah Mack and Ellie Dennis had a combined 15 digs for the Trojans.
The Trojans had been focused on passing in practice, and it showed against Blaine, Claeys said.
Blaine is headed by new coach Bryan Clausen, and the Borderites are still familiarizing themselves with the new coach's system, he said in a phone interview.
"We played really good defense, but were inconsistent on offense and communication," he said.
Blaine hosts Lynden Christian at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, and Meridian travels to Nooksack Valley to take on the Pioneers at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19.