VOLLEYBALL: Beisner, Brannon lead the way in Charlotte sweep

By Jordan Kroeger, SunCoast Sports

PUNTA GORDA — It was another typical night at the office for Charlotte.

Shelby Beisner leading everyone in kills.

Kaylee Brannon leading everyone in digs.

The Tarpons sweeping another opponent.

Charlotte defeated North Fort Myers 25-11, 25-10, 25-15 Tuesday night at home in a District 10-7A match to remain undefeated on the season.

Beisner led the way with 11 kills and 13 digs while Brannon finished with 14 digs. The Tarpons (13-0, 3-0) expected a big fight from their district foe, but instead dominated the Red Knights (6-2, 2-1) from start to finish.

“I just always tell the girls ‘let’s come in, play like we know how to play and we’ll adjust as we go,” Charlotte coach Michelle Dill said. “We made adjustments in practice and we picked up on it in the game. We adjusted to their setters because I knew they dumped a lot.”

Brannon was honored before the match after recording her 1,000th career dig on Saturday against Seacrest at the Gene Gorman Invitational. Charlotte’s coaches presented the senior with a volleyball painted gold along with some flowers.

Then Brannon went out against the Red Knights and did what she always does — deliver digs as the backbone of Charlotte’s defense.

“We were ready for this game. We’ve been ready,” Brannon said. “We’ve been talking about this game and we were just excited to play them.”

The Red Knights didn’t appear like they belonged on the same floor as the Tarpons, who had runs of 11 straight points in the first set, six straight in the second and six straight in the third. Emily Vaughn also had nine kills for Charlotte, and Skylar Gribben added seven more.

North Fort Myers only led twice the entire match, a 1-0 advantage in the first set and a 2-1 advantage in the third. Otherwise, it was all Charlotte.

“I know they were a little tired from Saturday and they knew that they needed to focus up for today’s game and we had a really good warmup,” Dill said. “But they were focused. They were ready to play.”

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