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Blue Jays fall to Sabers

Jamestown High School's volleyball team left Bismarck with a bitter taste in its mouth Tuesday. The Jays were swept 3-0 by Bismarck Legacy after winning four of their last five matches and falling to the Sabers in a hard-fought 3-2 loss at Jerry ...

Jamestown's Jessie Paulson serves the ball last Thursday, Sept. 20, against Minot at Jerry Meyer Arena. John M. Steiner / The Sun
Jamestown's Jessie Paulson serves the ball last Thursday, Sept. 20, against Minot at Jerry Meyer Arena. John M. Steiner / The Sun

Jamestown High School's volleyball team left Bismarck with a bitter taste in its mouth Tuesday.

The Jays were swept 3-0 by Bismarck Legacy after winning four of their last five matches and falling to the Sabers in a hard-fought 3-2 loss at Jerry Meyer Arena back on Sept. 27. Blue Jay coach Sara Hegerle was hoping for a better showing than what the scoreboard read in the capital city.

"It doesn't feel good," Hegerle said. "We are in this to be competitive and tonight we weren't especially competitive. It's tough to stomach, tough to watch, because the kids are trying their best.

"It's hard to pinpoint right now what went wrong."

After dropping the first set 25-17, Jamestown let a 10-2 advantage in the second set slip away. The Sabers were able to knot the score at 19-19 and 21-21, before critical errors at the service line and on the attack aided a 25-23 Legacy win.

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The home team ran away in the finale, jumping out to an 11-2 advantage in set 3.

"The kids don't believe right now that they have as much potential as they really do, and it's tough to break out of that cycle," Hegerle said. "I think back to what we looked like in August and we're just so much better than that. The kids are working hard and not getting rewarded.

"We need a big win."

Courtney Peterson and Grace Hegerle led the Jays with six kills each, while Kameron Selvig finished with 12 assists. Rachel Schiele and Jessie Paulson led the defense with 16 and 11 digs, respectively.

The Blue Jays host Bismarck High this Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m.

"It's going to be a battle every time we step on the court," Hegerle said. "We just have to get back in the gym and start again tomorrow."

Legacy 3, Jamestown 0

JHS 17 23 11

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Legacy 25 25 25

JHS leaders

Aces: Courtney Peterson 1, Grace Hegerle 1. Kills: Hegerle 6, Peterson 6, Abby Kallenbach 4, Kameron Selvig 4, Ella Roaldson 3. Blocks: Roaldson 1. Assists: Selvig 12. Digs: Rachel Schiele 16, Jessie Paulson 11, Hegerle 9.

Records: Legacy 13-3, 7-2 WDA. Jamestown 8-8, 7-4.

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Savaloja is the sports lead writer for The Jamestown Sun.
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