JV Volleyball Update from Thursday, 10/19/2017
Saint Catherine Stars dominate the Gabriel Richard Quad-Match, going 3-0 in match play!
The Saint Catherine Stars JV Volleyball Team went on the road Thursday evening for a Quad-Match against Cranbrook, Bishop Foley, and the host team Gabriel Richard. The Stars went undefeated in match play finishing 3-0 and did not lose a set all night going 6-0! The Stars never trailed this evening and in their first 5-Sets totally dominated their competition, not allowing their opponents to score more than 14-Points!
SCA vs Cranbrook (W 25-8, W 25-14, +28-Points)
SCA vs Bishop Foley (W 25-8, W 25-8, +34-Points)
SCA vs Gabriel Richard (W 25-14, W 25-21, +15-Points)
Match Play 3-Wins and 0-Losses and +77-Points
Hitting – 0.221, Kills â 39, Assists â 36, Serving 90.6%, Total Serves â 139, Aces â 34, Passing â 2.17, Solo Blocks â 13, Assist Blocks â 8, Digs – 49
Match-1: The Stars came out with lots of energy and took it right to Cranbrook as the teams outstanding serve skills were on display immediately. In the first set alone, Maria Antone accounted for 9-Total Serves, 4-Aces and 0-Errors. Christiana Ibrahim also contributed greatly to the match, she had 5-Kills, Hit 0.500, and recorded 2-Solo Blocks. The Stars did nearly everything right on offense and defense as they controlled every aspect of the match. The precision volleyball on display was a great way to begin the evening and from the first serve on, this team never looked back, winning by scores of 25-8 and 25-14!
Match-2: Against Bishop Foley, the Stars came out in almost the exact same fashion! This time the team sided Bishop Foley out and Maria once again ran off 9-Total Serves that included 4-Aces. Next in our serving rotation was Christiana Ibrahim and she accounted for the next 11-Total Serves that included 2-Aces! There is no way for an opponent to recover from the serving domination that was being dished out by the Stars. The girls stayed focused for both sets and took care of their less experienced opponents, while never taking the foot off the gas pedal. Finals scores were 25-8 and 25-8 in favor of the Stars!
Match-3: The last opponent of the night was against the Host Team Gabriel Richard. Just like in Match-2, the girls sided their opponent out at the start of the first set but Maria ran off 9-Total Serves and only accounted for 3-Aces! But by the end of the match, Maria had accounted for 20-Total Serves, 6-Aces and 1-Error (95%) and was nearly unstoppable the entire evening. Baily Broderick was a big help to the team, especially in the second set when the girls appeared to tire some. She recorded 5-Kills and Hit 0.444, 2-Solo and 3-Assist Blocks! The Stars finally faced some adversity during Set-2 when the team began showing signs of fatigue. They committed 15-UFEâs in Set-2 but regained their composure and pushed their way to a solid victory. Final scores of the match were 25-14 and 25-21!
This was another great outing for the Stars! They went on the road, defeated three league opponents and left no questions as to why they are Champions! One big congratulations to Team Awesome!!!
Key Contributors from the Gabriel Richard Quad-Match:
* Maria Antone: An unbelievable night serving, one for the record books! 54-Total Serves, 16-Aces, 1-Error, 98.1%-Serve Percent! 19-Assists, and 2-Kills and Hit 1.000!
* Christiana Ibrahim: Another great performance and great energy on the court! 24-Total Serves, 5-Aces, 3-Errors, 87.5% Serve Percent. 12-Kills and Hit 0.440, Passing 2.25, 7-Digs, 3-Solo and 2-Assist Blocks!
* Bailey Broderick: Had a great night from the MB/MH position and played her best in the last set of the evening! 8-Kills and Hit 0.300 on the evening. Passing 2.33, 4-Solo and 4-Assist Blocks!