Jays top Everest
On Tuesday night the Merrill volleyball team hosted D.C. Everest for a conference face off with the Evergreens. Merrill took care of business, defeating Everest in three straight sets.
“We went in with a new outlook on the match tonight,” comments Merrill head coach Kris Krug. “We weren’t striving to be the conference champs, instead we went out and just played. Everybody made a contribution, it was a total team effort and our hitters were hitting instead of playing conservatively.”
In the first set Merrill showed how dominant they can be, beating Everest 25-14. The second set was tightly contested throughout, however the Jays would come out on top with a 25-23 win. The third and final set was another great performance by Merrill, topping the Evergreens 25-10.
“I felt like our defense was pretty solid,” adds coach Krug. “We were digging balls tonight that we were letting hit the floor on Saturday. Megan and Elizabeth had a great night, they were consistently pounding the ball. Overall, we weren’t giving up balls, we were in pursuit and made some amazing plays tonight.”
Merrill is now tied for second in conference with Wausau West at 9-2 and have an overall record of 31-9. The Jays will play their final regular season game on Thursday, Oct. 11, against the conference leading SPASH team at 7 p.m. in Merrill.
The Jays have earned a one seed in the upcoming playoffs and will host Rhinelander on Tuesday, Oct. 16, starting at 7 p.m.