Blue Jay Roundup: Blue Jays take Century to four
The Jamestown High School volleyball team fell 3-1 to Bismarck Century on Oct. 28.
The Jamestown High School volleyball team proved unable to grab three sets Thursday night in the capital city but the Blue Jays did manage to clinch one.
The Blue Jays (12-6 WDA) fell 3-1 to WDA co-leader, Bismarck Century, to drop to 21-11 overall. The Patriots, (18-1) suffered their first conference loss of the season to Bismarck High on Oct. 26. Century and BHS are now in a deadlock for the No. 1 spot in the West Region at a .947 win percentage.
The loss puts Jamestown as the West's No. 4 team. St. Mary's (13-6) edged the Jays out of the No. 3 spot with a 3-0 win over Turtle Mountain Thursday night.
It may have been a loss for the Jays but head coach Sara Hegerle said she was proud of her team's work against the Patriots. In the team's practices, Hegerle said the Jays have been working on staying competitive and aggressive during every play. The head coach said the Jays' remained dialed in against the Patriots' particularly in the third.
The Jays' won the extra-points battle defeating the WDA leaders 27-25.
"We played some good volleyball tonight," Hegerle said. "Our effort was there. Our defense was the best it has been all season -- they fought hard to keep the ball alive on our side. It was awesome."
Jamestown's last two chances for regular-season wins are slated to come on Saturday and Tuesday. The Blue Jays will be on the road at Watford City Saturday and will host Bismarck Legacy Tuesday. The Jays defeated both the Wolves and Sabers earlier in the year.
"There are still some areas to work on with this team but we feel we are still moving in a good direction," Hegerle said.
Bismarck Century 3, Jamestown 1
JHS 18 15 27 17
BC 25 25 25 25
JHS -- No stats provided.
BC -- No stats provided.
Records: Jamestown 21-11 overall, 12-6 WDA; Century 30-2, 18-1.