Volleyball falls to Blue Valley West, Blue Valley Southwest

The Lady Jags lose in two matches to BVW and in three matches to BVSW

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

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Volleyball lost both games in their double-header against Blue Valley West and Blue Valley Southwest on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

In the first game against Blue Valley West, two matches were played with scores of 18-25 and 20-25. Against Blue Valley Southwest, the Lady Jags went to three matches with scores of 21-25, 25-23 and 22-25.

According to senior Allie Harvey, team performance in each game was widely based of off the differing competitors.

“Blue Valley West is a lot better competitor they were 6A state champions [last year] so I think we gave our all that first match,” Harvey said. “And then in the second match, we thought it would be a lot easier, so we let them get in our heads a little bit.”

Senior Abby Archibong said line-up changes made by coach Debbie Fay benefitted the team.

“Our serve-receive has definitely improved,” Archibong said. “Our coach switched up our line-up a lot, so we would have better servers passers in the beginning because that’s important.”

In addition to an improved serve-receive, Harvey said the Lady Jags also had “really good passing and really good defense.”

However, Archibong said the team still could improve its communication levels throughout games.

“We’re still lacking communication, which trips us up on the court a little bit, but I feel like we can improve on that this year,” Archibong said.

Harvey agrees, and said she hopes the team can show greater cohesiveness in later games.

“Our team goal is to really just come together as a team and play as well as we definitely can because we haven’t shown that yet this year,” Harvey said.

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