BELLEVUE — The Northeast volleyball team had plenty of opportunities to attack the ball during Thursday’s River Valley North match with Bellevue.

Thanks to the Comets’ defense, however, there proved to be far fewer spots on the court for the Rebels to put them.

Each team had more than 70 attack attempts — 72 for the Rebels, 76 for the Comets — but Northeast had a difficult time turning those attempts into kills against a Bellevue effort that produced 38 digs.

The Comets made sure to turn those strong defensive plays into opportunities for its offense, which took advantage for a 25-12, 25-15, 25-16 victory.

The Rebels spread their attack around — six different players had at least eight attack attempts — and had three players, Alexis Ehlers, Neveah Hildebrandt and Jade Lanxon all come up with two kills.

Lanxon complemented her kills by also assisting on three kills, while Coby Johnson had two assists.

Miya Messerich spurred Northeast’s own defense with 13 digs, while Lanxon had six and Hildebrandt, Bree Mangelsen, Ellie Rickertsen and Madison Tarr two apiece.

Mangelsen and Ehlers both had blocks and Northeast had four aces, picking up one apiece from Hildebrandt, Mangelsen, Rickertsen and Valerie Spooner.