Jefferson came out on fire in the first set Tuesday night versus Allen East, especially junior Katelyn Goergens, who puts this hit off Mustang senior Katrina Wireman. However, the Mustangs rallied to win in 4.
DELPHOS — The first shot that a volleyball team can control is the serve.
That ended up being a struggle for Jefferson Tuesday night versus Allen East as the Wildcats committed 19 missed serves en route to falling 20-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-23 in Northwest Conference activity at Jefferson High School.
“For some reason, we struggled with it tonight; I think once we had a few, it was in our heads,” Jefferson coach Joy Early explained. “We didn’t talk about going for a lot and being aggressive before the match and I don’t feel we were trying too hard to make something happen. We lost the match by seven points (12 over the final 3 sets) and we had 19 mistakes; there’s your match.”
The Wildcats (7-10, 2-5 NWC) committed six missed serves in the opener but managed to overcome that deficit with solid play from junior Katelyn Goergens (13 kills, 6 digs, 2 block-stuffs) and classmate Rileigh Stockwell 8 kills). It was give-and-take the entire way. The Red and White had the best span — an 8-3 spurt capped by two aces from junior libero Kamie Pulford (4 aces out of a team total of 8, 5 digs) — to go up 20-14. The Lady Mustangs couldn’t overcome that deficit and a stuff by Stockwell on set point put the hosts up 1-0.
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