JV volleyball bounces back against Byron Center and Northern after a tough week

JV volleyball bounces back against Byron Center and Northern after a tough week

After struggling to finish out games last week, the JV volleyball team looked to see if it had learned from its mistakes. Without doubt, the girls bounced back strong and proved that they can finish games. 

On Tuesday, they faced off against Byron Center on their home court. The girls started off well and won the first set 25-23. In the second set, they had too many unforced errors leading to points scored for Byron. They lost that set 25-22.

Lastly, in the third set, they saw no issues and breezed to a 15-4 win. CC Rodriguez had six aces in that set alone and eight in total for the game. She made huge contributions to the team and showed that she can impact games.

Another big player in this game was Elana Kavanagh. She recorded nine kills on the night. The girls had a solid game plan going into this game and it worked out nicely.

“Byron Center was down a bunch of players, so our strategy was to keep our side under control and limit errors,” head coach Kendra Zwart said.

Next, they played home against the Northern Huskies. They played an amazing game, holding Northern to under 13 points in both sets—25-12 in    the first set and 25-13 subsequently to finish the game off. Mia Stibitz had a solid game with five kills along with Maggie Snieder and Elana Kavanagh both having four. 

“I played well and I had a few kills that I was happy about,” sophomore Maggie Sneider said.

The JV team continued its solid gameplay from the last game.

“We had very limited errors in this game which was good,” coach Kendra Zwart said.

The girls also had a consistent serve receive, making it hard for the Huskies to score on the serve. Overall, the team’s strategy to play aggressive on offense and stay solid on defense worked out very well.

The next matchup is in the conference tournament. The girls will battle it out against Greenville at home on Thursday.