Lady Jacks down Eburg
The Lady Jacks have had a nice run in non-league action to start the 2015 volleyball season. They stand at 3-1 after wins over Prosser and Ellensburg and placing second at the Ephrata Invitational over the weekend. Quincy has one non-conference match remaining this Thursday against Ephrata (1-3).
Quincy d. Ellensburg
13-25, 25-21, 25-23, 15-25, 16-14
The big news for the Lady Jacks came on Tuesday night when they defeated the Lady Bulldogs (3-1) in five sets. A rough first set seemed to set the tone for Quincy, as they could not get anything going. But they recovered with back-to-back wins, before Ellensburg knotted the match at 2-all.
In the fifth set, The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 14-8 advantage. But Sam Kleyn came to the line to serve and Quincy reeled off eight straight points for the win.
“It was by pure determination, hustle and guts. They were so determined to win, and literally nothing hit the floor the last eight points,” said coach Nicole Dreher. “It helped that Sam was back to serve for us. Ellensburg also had a few errors on their side, like net calls, etc.”
Kills: Natalie Thomsen 14; Sam Kleyn 8, Alex Bassett 6, Erin Nieuwenhuis 3. Aces: Bassett 7, Jaclyn Schwint 2. Blocks: Heidi Bishop 5, Nieuwenhuis 3, Kleyn 3, Thomsen 2, Liz Nielson 2. Digs: Kaitlin Ramsey 24.
The Lady Jacks walked through pool play unscathed at the Ephrata Invitational on Saturday. They swept Sedro Woolley (25-16, 25-21), Connell (25-18, 25-15) and Kiona-Benton (25-20, 25-20) to reach the finals.
Quincy lost their final game to Ephrata 27-25, 25-23 and settled for second place.
Thomsen recorded 28 kills and three blocks, Alex Bassett had 18 kills, two aces and four blocks, Sam Kleyn had 17 kills, two aces and blocks and Erin Nieuwenhuis had five kills and three blocks. The two middle blockers, Heidi Bishop and Liz Nielson, combined for 12 blocks and 15 kills, while defensive specialist Kaitlin Ramsey had 38 digs.
Quincy 3, Prosser 1
25-12, 25-18, 19-25, 25-20
Thomsen led the Lady Jacks to a four-set victory in Prosser last Thursday. The junior outside hitter tallied a career high 19 kills and backed that with 18 digs. Setters Sam Kleyn and Jaclyn Schwint combined for 27 assists, while Kaitlin Ramsey had 15 digs and four aces.