Sweep puts Jimmies at 12-2Even when they don’t play so great, the Jimmie volleyball team still finds a way. Jamestown College improved to 12-2 on the season with a 2-0 day at the A.I.I. Jamboree in Madison, S.D. The Jimmies swept Valley City State and then went the distance against South Dakota Mines before prevailing 18-16 in the fifth.
By: By Dave Selvig, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
Even when they don’t play so great, the Jimmie volleyball team still finds a way.
Jamestown College improved to 12-2 on the season with a 2-0 day at the A.I.I. Jamboree in Madison, S.D. The Jimmies swept Valley City State and then went the distance against South Dakota Mines before prevailing 18-16 in the fifth.
“It certainly wasn’t our best day in any way, shape or form, but we did enough to get a couple of wins,” said JC coach Jon Hegerle said. “It was disappointing with the way we played Tuesday, but we never reached that level of play (today).”
The Jimmies have two more matches today, including an early wakeup call at 9 a.m. against Ashford (Iowa) before closing out the weekend against Mayville State at 1 p.m.
JC 3, VCSU 0
The Jimmies swept Valley City State, but the 3-0 win was deceiving.
“They out-passed us, they out-served us and that’s why the match was so close. We didn’t control the ball very well at all,” Hegerle said. “Fortunately we were strong at the net and got a victory.”
The Jimmies won the first and third sets 25-23 and took the middle frame, 25-11.
Katie Zent led a balanced JC attack with 10 kills. Sarah Becker added nine.
JC 3, Mines 2
The Jimmies’ struggles continued into the Mines match.
The Hardrockers took a 2-1 lead, before the Jimmies kicked it into gear, taking the fourth 25-20 and then staved off a couple match points in the fifth before winning, 18-16.
“I thought the second half of the fifth set we finally starting playing really well,” Hegerle said. “Mines has a really good ball club. We knew it’d be a competitive match and it was.”
Hegerle credited Rogalla, a senior from Moorhead with a number of key attacks late in the match en route to 14 kills. Becker had a team-best 17. Katie Lee piled up 38 digs and Kaia Buck had 27 assists.
“We never threw in the towel. We kept competing. We weren’t very efficient, but we figured out a way,” Hegerle said.
Of the six teams in the field the Jimmies were the only one to go 2-0 Friday.
At Madison, S.D.
Jamestown College 3, Valley City State 0
Jimmies 25 25 25
Vikings 23 11 23
Jamestown College statistics
Kelsey Deragisch: 2 kills, 12 assists, 5 digs.
Alaina Brown: 4 kills, 14 digs, 2 blocks.
Kaitlyn Rogalla: 6 kills, 2 digs, 4 blocks.
Janna Johnson: 4 kills, 3 digs, 5 blocks.
Katie Zent: 10 kills, 1 dig, 1 block.
Emilee Schutta: 2 aces, 5 digs.
Beth Segerholm: 2 digs.
Katie Lee: 1 ace, 17 digs.
Kaia Buck: 15 assists, 1 ace, 3 digs.
Amanda Kramer: 5 digs.
Sarah Becker: 9 kills, 1 dig, 2 blocks.
Kaitlyn Bollingberg: 1 kill, 1 block.
Jamestown College 3, South Dakota Mines 2
Hardrockers 28 21 25 20 16
Jimmies 26 25 13 25 18
Jamestown College statistics
Zent: 10 kills, 1 assist, 1 ace, 8 digs, 4 blocks.
Segerholm: 3 digs.
Buck: 27 assists, 1 ace, 11 digs.
Schutta: 1 kill, 1 ace, 3 digs, 2 blocks.
Deragisch: 2 kills, 26 assists, 1 ace, 14 digs.
Brown: 12 kills, 3 aces, 20 digs.
Lee: 2 assists, 1 ace, 38 digs.
Becker: 17 kills, 6 blocks.
Johnson: 5 kills, 2 blocks.
Bollingberg: 2 kills, 1 block.
Rogalla: 14 kills, 4 blocks.