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Volleyball vs. St. Francis

The University School girls’ volleyball team defeated St. Francis 3-0 in a Midwest Classic Conference match on Tuesday, October 8th at St. Francis High School.

The Wildcats got going quickly and showed their hosts they meant business.  They took control of the match with a solid win in the opening game, winning it by a 25-10 score.  The Wildcats were less fervent in the following two games, but they still were the masters of the evening.  They won the second game, 25-15.  The took the final game, 25-17 and, consequently, the match.

Sue Baker, USM’s head coach, commented on the win, “We went into St Francis and did what we needed to do: win. We controlled the action in the first game and played our style of volleyball. We dominated at the net with our hitting, and our passers were on target. We served well and consistently, and they didn’t have an answer for what we put on their side of the net.”

 

“I felt like we sat back a bit in the second and third games,” continued Baker. “We played more of the style that they wanted to play. We didn’t communicate the way we needed to, and we had too many unforced errors. In these games we played well enough to win. This was a match we knew we had to win and we did just that. We have to continue to work on getting better and play at our level of volleyball. Abbie Stigler paced us at the net tonight with 17 kills, and Aidanne DePoy dished out 31 assists.”

 

Looking ahead, Baker added, “We are excited to finish our conference season on Thursday night honoring our four seniors in our match against Messmer. Our seniors have been a huge part of our success this season and we are looking forward to honoring their 4 years with our program.”

USM is 23-6 and 6-1 in the Midwest Classic Conference.  The Wildcats play Messmer in a Midwest Classic Conference match on Thursday, October 10th at USM.

USM Leaders:

Kills: Abbie Stigler 17; Lily Steinbach 8;

Ace Serves: Abbie Stigler 5; Kennedy Perez 3;

Digs: Ellie Forcier 9; Abbie Stigler 7; Ashley Fenton 7;

Assists: Aidanne DePoy 31.