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Varsity Volleyball Plays in Scotus Tournament

by Montana Ruppert

 

The varsity volleyball team played a tournament hosted by Columbus Scotus on Saturday, September 1, where they went 1-2 against Newman Grove, Twin River, and Norfolk Catholic.

For the first game, the Lady Jays played Newman Grove and lost in two sets. The Lady Jays lost the first set 11-25. In the second set, the Lady Jays picked up their game and came within a few points of Newman Grove but fell short 20-25.

In the game against Newman Grove, Rhayna Waldner led the team in attacking with six kills, and Maggie Brahmer came in with four. Brahmer led the team in digs with eight, followed by Kenzie Moeller with six. Kayla Simmons led the team in assists, finishing the game with 11.

The second game, the Lady Jays played Twin River and lost in two sets. The Lady Jays fought back and forth in the first set, even going into extra points, but finished with a loss of 24-26. In the next set, the Lady Jays came up short again, ending the game 19-25.

For this game, Brahmer led the team in kills finishing with 12. Abbey Fuerhoff led in serving with three ace serves. Moeller led in digs finishing the game with seven, followed by Waldner with six. Simmons led in set assists with 11. Moeller also finished the game with 10 serve receives.

In the last game, Pierce played Norfolk Catholic and pulled out a win in three sets. The first set ended 25-22 with a win by the Lady Jays. The second set was a battle into extra points, and the Lady Jays came up short 24-26. For the final set, the Lady Jays came back and won 25-23.

In the final game, Brahmer finished the last game with 14 kills. Moeller led the team in digging with 15, and Brahmer came in second with seven, followed by Kennedy Warneke finished with six. Simmons led the team in set assists, finishing the game with 22. Moeller had 17 serve receives, Brahmer came in second with nine, and Warneke had six.

The next Lady Jay volleyball games will be played in the Wakefield tournament, which begins Thursday, September 6, and wraps up Saturday, September 8.


Lady Jays Defeat Knights

by Tazlynn Sporleder  

 

Pierce Lady Jay volleyball team took on the Norfolk Catholic Knights in their first official game of the season. The Lady Jays had a hard fought win over the Knights that went into four sets.

The Lady Jays fell short the first set 20 to 25. Kayla Simmons went on a seven-point serving run having one ace, while Marie Stone also went on a five point serving run

After the loss in the first set, the Lady Jays fought back in the second set and won 25-17. Maggie Brahmer went on a four-point serving run have one ace.

Pierce won the third set 25-20. Katrina Meier, Brahamer, and Simmons all had three-point serving runs with Meier having one ace.

Pierce sealed the game in the fourth set with a 25-18 win. Simmons went on a long serving rally of seven serves with one ace to aid the Lady Jays’ efforts.

Individually, Brahmer had 21 kills, and Rhayna Waldner was behind her with ten. Simmons served 100% with six aces, and Meier had a 94% serving with three aces. Meier led the team in blocks with six. Brahmer was close behind with five blocks. Kenize Moeller had 11 digs for the game, while Brahmer had nine. Simmons led the team in assists with 31.

Coach Brittany Weber said, "Our schedule doesn't get any easier from here. We need to approach each practice, game, and film session with a desire to improve. I'm happy with where we are as a team, but we have a long way to go."

The Lady Jays’ next volleyball game is Thursday, September 6, at Wakefield.


JV Volleyball Falls to Knights

by Montana Ruppert

 

The JV volleyball team played their very first game of the season against the Norfolk Catholic Knights at home on Thursday, August 31, where they lost both sets.

In the first set of the game, the Lady Jays had trouble getting things going and fell short to the Knights 12-25. Coming into the second set, the Lady Jays picked up their game, scoring a few more points but still falling short 17-25.

JV coach Zach Weber said, “I think our first-game jitters got the better of us. Our approach will need to change moving forward. We need to be mentally tough enough to stick to our fundamentals when we’re in front of a crowd.”

Looking ahead to the rest of the season, Weber said, “We will continue to stress staying low and getting to spots defensively, blocking footwork, and passing form. We had three weeks of practice, and we have shown a lot of potential at times. We have to decide as a team to have zero tolerance for un-fundamental volleyball. When faced with the choice between the right way and the easy way, we always have to choose the right way.”

The next JV volleyball game will be on Saturday, September 8, in Wisner for their tournament.


C-Team Volleyball Team Loses to Norfolk Catholic

by Victoria Orona

 

The C-team Lady Jays lost their season-opening volleyball game to Norfolk Catholic at home on Thursday, August 30. The Lady Jays fell in two sets.

In the first set, both teams were neck-and-neck until Norfolk Catholic took the lead with two lengthy serving runs to pull ahead 14-19. Then after going back and forth, the Lady Jays lost 17-25.

In the second set, Pierce took an immediate lead by going on a serving run of eight points right away courtesy of Samantha Fischer. Norfolk Catholic, however, came back though with a nine-point run of their own. After that, the Lady Jays fell behind and lost the set 17-25.

C-team Coach Krista Meyer said, “We need to clean up all areas of the game, but a huge focus for us will be passing and defense. We’ll continue to work hard and hold our heads high.”

The next C-team game will be at home on Thursday, September 6, in a quadrangular.

 

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