Lady Pacers battle hard against Madison

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The Switzerland County jayvee and varsity volleyball teams played at Madison last Thursday night, and coach Tammy Martin saw an outstanding effort by both squads.

The junior varsity team had an outstanding night, defeating the Lady Cubs by a score of 25-24, 19-25, 15-12.

Kayla Keith had three points and one kill; Trisha Smith had one point, two aces, six kills, and two blocks; Lindsay Scott had five points, one ace, one kill, and five set assists; Ashley Poling had four points, one ace, and one kill; Jessie Ray had eight points, two digs, one kill, and seven set assists; Karoline Park had six points, two kills, and one block; and Angela Swanson had two digs.

The varsity Lady Pacers defeated the Madison jayvee team at the recent Madison tournament; and battled the Madison varsity on Thursday night.

Coach Martin said that the varsity played its best volleyball during the first two sets, but couldn’t hold on for the win.

Switzerland County lost by scores of 23-25, 25-15, 15-25, 13-25.

Individually: Ariel Clark had two block assists, 11 set assists, six digs, one kill, two points, and five aces; Katie Rayls had one block assist, one dig, six kills, six points, and one ace; Jamie Phipps had three solo blocks, one block assist, eight kills, and 11 points; Lindsay Scott had one block assist, five set assists, one dig, one kill, and two points; Jessie Ray had three set assists, two digs, seven points, and one ace; Rachel Rodgers had one block assist, three digs, one kill, and one point; Christina Ahaus had three solo blocks, four block assists, eight kills, and two points; and Rachel Tressler had three digs and her coach credited her with a great pass play in the back row.

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On Saturday the Lady Pacers made the trek to Borden, with both the junior varsity and varsity teams suffering defeats.

In the junior varsity game, the Lady Pacers won the first set by a score of 25-24, but couldn’t hang on and dropped the next two sets by scores of 23-25, 14-15.

Individually, Jessie Ray had five points, two digs, and five set assists; Kayla Keith had two kills; Ashley Poling had six points and three kills; Lindsay Scott had eight points, two aces, two kills, and six set assists; Karoline Park had eight points, two aces, and one kill; and Trisha Smith had three points, one ace, one dig, four kills, and one block.

In the varsity contest, Switzerland County fell by scores of 15-25, 9-25, 15-25.

Statistically: Ariel Clark had four points, three aces, two digs, three block assists, and four set assists; Katie Rayls had four points, two digs, two kills, one solo block, and two block assists; Jamie Phipps had five kills, three solo blocks, three block assists, and one set assist; Rachel Tressler had one point, four digs, and a great pass play; Lindsay Scott had two digs, one block assist, and one set assist; Jessie Ray had one set assist; Rachel Rodgers had one point, four digs, and a great pass play; and Christina Ahaus had six points, three aces, one kill, one solo block, and two block assists.

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On Tuesday night Switzerland County played New Washington.

The junior varsity team picked up a victory over the Lady Mustangs by scores of 25-21, 22-25, 15-12.

In the varsity match, the Lady Pacers fell by scores of 15-25, 14-25, 5-25.