Volleyball team lands historic win over Selah
The Quincy Lady Jacks volleyball team defeated CWAC powerhouse Selah 3-1 on Senior Night and secured at least a tie for a playoff berth with one match to go.
The Quincy squad (5-3) now plays East Valley-Yakima (3-4, two matches left) Thursday night on the road. A win qualifies them for the district playoffs outright and could place them as high as the third or fourth seed. A loss puts them, at worst, in a tie with other teams like the Red Devils if they win out or Othello (4-4, one match left) if they beat Wapato.
Quincy beat the Vikings for the first time in at least seven years. The Vikings took the first set, but the Lady Jacks took the next three, taking a 13-point lead in the fourth and last set before winning 25-17.
“It was a good night,” Quincy coach Dean Pratt said.
Powered by the emotions of Senior Night, the team overcame a slow first set to defeat the Vikings, (5-2, second in league behind undefeated Ellensburg).
With Julissa Herrejon as libero, the team’s defense found a spark and was able to overcome the Vikings, who attended the Wenatchee Invitational on Oct. 13 alongside the Lady Jacks.
“I had the girls sit on the stands and watch one of their games,” Pratt said. “We scouted ‘em and put in a few things that the girls executed really well.”
The seniors on the team enjoyed their first-ever win over Selah, Pratt said, calling the Vikings a perennial state-bound team.
Oddly, the win probably helped Quincy’s archrival Ephrata, which beat Quincy in a five-set thriller Oct. 12 at Woodworth Court and which has the same 5-2 record as the Vikings. Ephrata has a chance to return the favor Oct. 23, when they host East Valley-Yakima.
The Lady Jacks’ win-and-we-are-in match against the Red Devils is scheduled for
By Sebastian Moraga, firstname.lastname@example.org