Lady Jacks defend home court
Quincy wins own Invite
The Lady Jacks cruised through pool play on Saturday at their own volleyball tournament, then made quick work of Ephrata and exacted revenge against the Lady Huskies en route to the Quincy Invite title.
It wasn’t all roses for the senior-laden squad. Last Thursday they lost a 5-set league match in Othello, but rebounded with a win over Toppenish on Tuesday to roll their CWAC record to 2-1 and bump their overall record to 6-2.
“If we play (Othello) in the postseason we know we can beat them,” said senior blocker Heidi Bishop. “We got the last word I guess.
“We wanted revenge.”
The Lady Jacks opened with a 25-20, 25-23 win over Warden and followed that with a cakewalk against Lyle-Wishram, winning 25-8, 25-14. In the third and final pool play match, Quincy defeated Connell 25-11, 25-22.
Quincy d. Warden
Highlights: Natalie Thomsen 7 kills; Sam Kleyn 5 kills and 15 assists; Alex Bassett 5 kills, 3 aces; Liz Nielson 2 blocks, 3 kills; Kaitlin Ramsey 15 digs.
Quincy d. LyleWishram
Highlights: Thomsen 5 kills, Bassett 3 aces, 3 kills; Kleyn 6 assists.
Quincy d. Connell
Highlights: Kleyn 7 kills, 10 assists; Jaclyn Scwint 7 assists; Ramsey 3 aces.
Quincy d. Ephrata
Highlights: Thomsen 9 kills, Bassett 4 kills, 2 aces; Kleyn 6 kills, 10 assists; Schwint 11 assists.
Quincy d. Othello
25-22, 19-25, 15-10
Highlights: Thomsen 13 kills, 14 digs 2 aces; Ramsey 18 digs; Erin Nieuwenhuis 5 assists.
Tournament Highlights: Thomsen 36 kills, 6 aces, 25 digs; Kleyn 21 kills, 55 assists; 3 blocks; Bassett 18 kills, 12 aces, 28 digs; Heidi Bishop 9 kills, 3 blocks; Nielson 14 kills, 3 blocks; Ramsey 10 aces, 47 digs; Nieuwenhuis 5 assists, 1 block; Schwint 26 assists, 5 aces; Morgan Kleyn 8 kills; Maribel Alejandrez 4 digs.
Quincy d. Toppenish
25-16, 25-15, 25-15
It took most of the first set for the Lady Jacks to wake from their slumber on Tuesday. The Lady Wildcats (0-4, 0-8) matched Quincy point-for-point until a dig by Ramsey led to a kill by Thomsen and a 19-15 lead. Quincy outscored Toppenish 6-1 the rest of the way to win the first set 25-16.
“We get into our own heads,” Bishop said.
She said the Lady Jacks enter games against the bottom-tier teams over confident and need to settle in before they play to their level. It is a contrast to how they play against the upper team.
“When we go against teams like East Valley and Ellensburg, we know we have to come out and play hard.”
In the second and third sets, Quincy had faster starts. Thomsen led the charge with 10 kills and six aces, while Ramsey had 12 digs and four aces.
Highlights: Kleyn 6 kills, 15 assists; Bassett 8 kills, Nielson 4 kills, 2 aces; Bishop 2 blocks; Nieuwenhuis 3 kills, 1 block; Schwint 10 assists.
Othello 3, Quincy 2
25-22, 19-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-10
The Lady Jacks played from behind in Othello last Thursday and it cost them a league win. Othello won three of five sets
Highlights: Thomsen 19 kills, 14 digs; Kleyn 15 assists, 7 kills; Schwint 16 assists, 3 aces; Bassett 5 kills, 6 aces; Ramsey 14 digs, 4 aces; Nielson 6 blocks.