JV Volleyball Update from Tuesday, 10/10/2017
Saint Catherine Stars defeat Lutheran North Mustangs in straight sets and stay unbeaten in league play!
The Saint Catherine Stars JV Volleyball Team went on the road Tuesday night for a match against Lutheran High School North. This match-up featured the top two JV Teams in the league, both undefeated against league opponents and hoping to stay that way. The Stars accomplished their mission, going on the road and defeating the home team in two straight sets 25-18 and 25-20! It was a great victory for the Team and the ladies earned the victory with great serving, setting, grit and determination!
In Set-1 the Stars came out on fire, with Maria Antone and Christiana Ibrahim dominating the Mustangs with their powerful serves. The rest of the team played nearly flawless volleyball while opening the set with an 11-2 lead. But the Mustangs are a very good team and came charging back, closing the margin to within three points. While the Mustangs put on a valiant effort, it was not enough and when the Stars regathered themselves, they went on to a comfortable 25-18 victory! The fast start and strong finish in Set-1 was even more impressive since it was a school night and the bus ride took nearly 1-hour and 45-minutes.
In Set-2 the Mustangs came out strong with tough serves and a great determination to chase balls down while making gritty plays. Early on, the Stars found themselves down by five points and struggling in all phases of the game but as the set wore on, the girls regained their confidence and began chipping away at their opponents lead. Just past the midway point of the set, the Stars began firing on all cylinders, took control, and defeated the Mustangs 25-20, winning the second set and the match!
This was a great victory for the Stars! They went on the road, defeated a very good opponent, and were fully aware that both teams were undefeated in league play. It is my understanding that the Saint Catherine Stars JV Volleyball Team are the undefeated JV Volleyball League Champions for 2017 with a 7-0 record against league opponents! Congratulations ladies!!!
Up next – Saturday 10/14/17 – Away JV Volleyball Tournament at Whitmore Lake High School and Middle School!
Key Contributors vs Lutheran North:
* Maria Antone had a great evening and got the team rolling early on. She recorded 11-Total Serves with 2-Aces & 0-Errors (100%), had 10-Assists, and 5-Diggs.
* Christiana Ibrahim was also outstanding. She recorded 5-Kills while Hitting 0.500! She also had 14-Total Serves with 2 Aces & 3-Errors (79%), 9-Total Passes with a 2.11 Rating and 6-Digs.
* Abby Rutila had another solid performance from the Libero position recording 2-Kills while Hitting 1.000, 1-Assist, 8-Total Serves with 0-Errors (100%), 14-Total Passes with 2.23 Rating, and 7-Diggs.