Tioga – The Stanley Blue Jays and the Divide County Maroons played a five set match on October 13th in their only regular season meeting this season, the opening game of the District 16 volleyball tournament would be much quicker.
Stanley took the first two sets easily, winning both sets by the score of 25-14. The third set was a bit more interesting, the Blue Jays and Maroons were deadlocked at 24-24 before the Blue Jays picked up the final two points to seal the victory.
The Stanley Blue Jays demonstrated much more consistent passing tonight against Divide County then we had seen in previous games. The improved passing lead to freshman setter Taylor Dean being able to put the ball in the proper spot hitters Abby Iverson and Haley Schmidt to drive the ball for a kill. The Blue Jays also received some strong offensive support from Kassie Meyer and Jossi Meyer who had 4 kills and 3 kills respectively.
The Blue Jays will look to keep things rolling against Kenmare in the semi-finals. “I’m hoping that we have worked through some of the kinks, said Stanley Blue Jay coach Jessica Niemitalo. We need to not error ourselves out of the match. I’m hoping that we can give them a good 5 set match and hopefully come out with a victory.”
The Blue Jays will play Kenmare tomorrow night at 5:45 in Tioga.
Kills: Schmidt 5, K. Meyer 4, Iverson 3, J.Meyer 3
Assists: Dean 12, Salgado 1, Schmidt 1
Digs: Enander 25, Iverson 18, Schmidt 1
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