WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019
ALTOONA-MIDWAY HIGH SCHOOL JV VOLLEYBALL
PLEASANTON – The Altoona-Midway High School volleyball team was unable to come away with a win in either of their two matches in a triangular event held here Tuesday evening.
The Lady Jets fell to host Pleasanton 25-9, 25-11, and they also lost to St. Paul 25-10, 25-21.
“We came out very slow against Pleasanton,” noted AMHS Coach Bryn Dick. “We were lacking some energy due to illness and we just couldn’t find our rhythm. We also had a couple girls playing new, unfamiliar positions. This game gave us some insight as to what we need to build on this coming week at practice.”
Emma Martin notched three aces and a dig for Altoona-Midway, while Abby Reaves had an ace, a dig and a block. Abi Elsesser had two digs and Mariah Steakhouse had two blocks for the Lady Jets.
“I’m very proud of Abby and Mariah. They did an excellent job of getting up for blocks,” Dick said.
In the match with St. Paul, Stackhouse had a whopping five blocks to go along with a dig and a pair of aces. Martin laced another two aces while Elsesser recorded five digs, Reaves notched three digs and a block, and Josie Huffman had three digs and an ace. Natalie Davis added a dig and a kill.
“The girls came out strong the second set against St. Paul,” Dick said. “I’m very pleased with how the girls played. With Mariah and Abby getting into the groove of blocking and the way the girls were digging and passing that last set, I think they can make big things happen.” The Lady Jets, 1-24, will travel to Uniontown for their next two outings. They will participate in the Uniontown Tournament on Saturday, and return there Monday for a triangular match.