By Nick Beversdorf
Merrill varsity volleyball faced off against Marshfield, Newman Catholic and Hudson in a quad yesterday at Marshfield. The Bluejay spikers and setters held their own, but some games proved too much for the new varsity team.
The first match against Newman Catholic did not go the Bluejays’ way, losing the first two games, 25-19 and 15-25 respectively, and thus losing the match. The second match against Marshfield went better, with the Bluejays losing the first game 25-17 but then edging out the second game with a 25-23 victory. Merrill ended up losing the tie breaker 15-12. The third match against Hudson was much more of a success, with Merrill winning the first two games 25-11 and 25-10 to secure a match victory.
Kate Zelinski was the chief hitter with 44 attacks, 19 kills, eight errors and and a hit percentage of 0.25. Other top hitters include Morgan Wardall 47 attacks, 15 kills, 8 errors and a hit percentage of 0.149. Maddix Bonnell had 23 attacks, six kills, 4 errors and a hit percentage of 0.087.
Morgan and Maddix were also serving up some fire, with Morgan generating 34 attacks, seven aces 3 and an in percentage of 91.2. Maddix sent 29 over with six aces, one error and an in percentage of 96.6. Lindsey Casper also served, sending 19 over with two aces, two errors and a hit percentage of 89.5. She also had 18 hitting attacks, five kills, four errors and a hitting percentage of 0.056.
“We have positions that are not set yet and it was still not clear as to who belongs where with the play tonight. We have a lot of work to do and we have to get better defensively.”
Bluejay varsity volleyball has their work cut out for them this weekend as they head down to UW-Whitewater for their yearly invitational, starting Friday at 3 p.m.
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