BIDDEFORD — Maggie Bradley didn’t have the date circled on her schedule, at least not that she would admit. Nor would she say revenge was on the minds of her and her Greely teammates when they traveled to Biddeford High School Tuesday night for a Western Class A girls’ volleyball match.

But when it was all said and done, and the Rangers had beaten the Tigers 3-0, Bradley admitted it felt good to get the upper hand back after being eliminated by Biddeford in the Class A semifinals last season, a loss that ended a run of seven consecutive state championships.

“We definitely wanted to send a statement, but we were definitely nervous,” she said. “I think we were all very confident that we could push through but it’s very different. We kept a lot of our players and they lost a lot of theirs.”

Their experience ultimately prevailed for the Rangers. The fact that they returned nine players from last year compared to just two for the Tigers was readily evident in the first set. The Tigers surged to an early lead, thanks in part to a 7-0 run with captain Renee Trottier on the service line. However, the Rangers kept the pressure on to recover from a 12-6 deficit, eventually tying the game at 24 before scoring the final two points for a 26-24 victory.

“We came out a little bit slow but we definitely picked it up afterwards,” said Bradley. “I think that we realized that we weren’t playing to our full ability in the beginning and we definitely tried to really focus on getting the basics down.”

After surviving the opening set, the Rangers settled into their game, which leans heavily on Bradley.

“I told them after the first set that we had to get her (Bradley) in the game,” said Greely Coach Kelvin Hasch. “I think when she went across the row in the first set she only got one hit each time. So I told the setters when she’s in the front row to feed her.

“She’s the type of person that can take over a game, but we never gave her a chance to achieve that tonight. I thought we did a much better job in sets two and three and she came out with 11 kills by my count.”

The Rangers, who improved to 4-0 with the win and have only dropped one set this season, trailed only once in the next two sets, finding themselves down 1-0 to start the second set. They topped the Tigers 25-16 and 25-22 in the final two sets to win the match.

Biddeford, which lost its second straight match to slip to 2-2 on the season, wouldn’t go quietly in the final set. Although the Tigers trailed the entire time, they managed to stay close, moving to within 24-22 before finally losing.

“We are young but we have a lot of skill and we just have to get smarter and learn from every game,” said Biddeford Coach Ruth Shaw. “I think we were right with them and we just made those mistakes that come from inexperience.”