Since the first serve of the season, the Bluejay varsity volleyball squad has been firing on all cylinders and steamrolling nearly every team in its path.
The ladies showed no signs of running low on steam at the first WVC meet of the season, hosted by Stevens Point.
In fact, the Jays showed quite the opposite as they rolled over Wisconsin Rapids (25-10, 25-10, 25-10) and followed suit over West (25-22, 25-12, 25-20), before coasting through conference heavyweight D.C. Everest (25-19, 25-13, 25-12) to close out the day.
“I am pleased with today’s outcome and how we raised our level of play for the D.C. Everest match,” commented head coach Kris Krug.
“We expected it to be a well fought battle. If I could bottle the energy that we displayed in that second set win, I would be retired by now! My hitters were swinging hard and forcing errors. Our defense had a ‘nothing-hits-the-floor’ mentality. We will see D.C. Everest again in 10 days and I bet that will be another high level match by both teams.”
Leaders: Morgan Wardall (29K, 3AC); Anna Finnell (26K); Folz (26K, 5Bk); Lindsey Casper (7Ac); Maddix Bonnell (6Ac, 6K); Ali Zamzow (62D), Maddix Bonnell (31D); Emily Page (28D).
Tearing it up at the Panther den
The ladies spent Thursday evening in Stevens Point as well and came out on top of yet another formidable WVC duel in the wake of a 4-set dogfight with the Panthers (22-25, 25-6, 25-15, 25-19).
“We started off flat tonight, not communicating and letting balls drop.” Krug adds.
“We started to come back in the first game after being down by 8, but we couldn’t quite pull the game out. Aggressive serving was key to turning the table in our favor!”
Leaders: Finnell (13K, Bk); Wardall (12K, 2Bk); Folz (9K, Bk); Casper (4Ac); Bonnell (2Ac); Zamzow (23D), Page/Bonnell/Casper (11D).