Volleyball loses to Blue Valley and St. James

The team competed in a triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 25

Gwyneth Hayes, JAG reporter/photographer

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  • In the second set of the night, sophomore Molly Carr, spikes it towards two players from Blue Valley. "We mainly struggled with our energy," Carr said. "We are normally really excited, but these past two games our energy hasn't been where it needs to be."

  • In the air, freshmen Brylee Peterson and junior Faith Archibong block against Blue Valley.

  • Defending against Blue Valley freshman Brylee Peterson and Taylor Roberts block the ball.

  • Freshman Taylor Roberts spikes the ball towards her opponents after being set the ball by her teammate.

  • During the second set of the game junior Faith Archibong spikes past an opponent.

  • After the ball was served by Blue Valley, senior Sydney Pullen bumps the ball.

  • Junior Emma Fox bumps the ball while playing against St. James.

  • Sophomore Anna Judd sets the ball for her teammate to hit.

  • Together, sophomore Carlie Bradshaw and freshman Taylor Roberts block a hit from St. James.

  • After being set the ball from a teammate, freshman Taylor Roberts hits the ball.

  • Blocking a tip, sophomore Carlie Bradshaw keeps the ball in play.

  • Sophomore Molly Carr hits against two blockers from Blue Valley.

  • To get the point freshmen Brylee Peterson hits the ball.

  • Sophomore Molly Carr and freshman Taylor Roberts block against Blue Valley in their tri.

  • Returning the ball junior Emma Fox bumps the ball back to St. James to keep the ball in play.

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Volleyball was defeated by Blue Valley and St. James on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The team lost to Blue Valley 20-25 in the first set and 21-25 in the second set. Later that night, the jaguars fell to St. James as well, losing both sets 10-25.

Freshman Amara Traiger felt that the team was not confident, affecting their performance as a team.

“I think we already felt defeated whenever we came in to play,” Traiger said. “I feel like we already thought we were gonna lose, but we need to have more energy and fight.”

St. James and Blue Valley were tough teams to go up against, according to Traiger. 

“These teams were a lot more difficult than the other teams we’ve played, because St. James just won the state championship [in 2017],” Traiger said. “they just take [the sport] very seriously.”

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According to freshman Brylee Peterson, the team didn’t perform as strongly as they are usually able to.

“We kind of just fell apart as a team [tonight], and we didn’t execute as we should,” Peterson said.

Peterson felt that St. James and Blue Valley were very advanced compared to the Jaguars’ other competition.

“These teams were very good and a way higher level than the other teams we’ve been playing this season,” Peterson said.

Traiger felt the team’s performance could use some improvement.

“I think we could have done a lot better,” Traiger said. “We had some struggles, and I think we should get back in the gym and keep working at it.” 

The volleyball team will compete again on Thursday, Sept. 27 at Ottawa High School.

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