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Blue Jays lose to West Fargo at state volleyball

FARGO -- Jamestown High School was unable to answer a potent front-row attack for a second day in a row at the Class A state volleyball tournament.West Fargo's 6-foot sophomore middle blocker Mariah Schatz posted 15 kills and six blocks against t...

FARGO -- Jamestown High School was unable to answer a potent front-row attack for a second day in a row at the Class A state volleyball tournament.
West Fargo’s 6-foot sophomore middle blocker Mariah Schatz posted 15 kills and six blocks against the Blue Jays, leading the Packers to a 3-1 victory over Jamestown in consolation play.
The Blue Jays opened the tournament with a heart-breaking 3-2 loss to Fargo Shanley in Thursday’s quarterfinals. Jamestown will wrap up the season facing either Fargo Davies or Grand Forks Red River in tomorrow’s seventh-place match at 11 a.m.
Complementing Schatz’s solid performance was junior outside hitter Darian Chwialkowski’s 18 kills and 23 digs for the Packers. Kinsey Erickson added 14 to West Fargo’s 60 kills, and junior setter Taylor Morris turned up 53 assists for the winners.
Leading the Blue Jays’ attack for the second straight match was senior outside hitter Mackenzie Clark. Clark posted 14 kills, while junior McKayla Kurtz added 12. Megan Gaffaney finished with 29 assists for the Blue Jays and Hannah Schiele led the team with 18 digs.

West Fargo 3, Jamestown 1
West Fargo 25 25 25 25
Jamestown 15 27 14 20
West Fargo -- Aces: Taylor Morris 2, Autumn Schaeffer 2, Darian Chwialkowski 1. Assists: Morris 53, Chwialskowski 1, Hannah Tangen 1, Schaeffer 1, Brittany Roerick 1. Kills: Chwialskowski 18, Schatz 15, Kinsey Erickson 14, Tiana Pfaff 9, Roerick 3, Morris 1. Blocks: Schatz 6, Chwialskowski 4, Pfaff 4, Erickson 2, Morris 1, Roerick 1. Digs: Chwialskowski 23, Tangen 19, Morris 13, Roerick 13, Schaeffer 11, Erickson 5, Schatz 2, Pfaff 1.

Jamestown -- Aces: Emily Andersen 2, Hannah Schiele 1, Megan Gaffaney 1. Kills: Mackenzie Clark 14, McKayla Kurtz 12, Courtney Peterson 6, Jordan Paulson 5, Gaffaney 4, Genna Bruns 1, Alyssa Ukestad 1, Haley Hillstrom 1. Blocks: Gaffaney 1, Paulson 1. Assists: Gaffaney 29, Schiele 3. Digs: Schiele 18, Andersen 10, Olivia Nihill 8, Ukestad 8, Kurtz 7, Gaffaney 6, Clark 3, Paulson 3, Bruns 2, Peterson 1.

Records: West Fargo 23-15; Jamestown 26-14.

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