Jimmies volleyball splits DH vs. Grand View, Lourdes

This was the first Jimmies double header since Feb. 20, 2021.

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University of Jamestown's Samuel Jackman (42) hits the ball across the net past Ottawa's Corey Johnson (11) and Cade Berg (17) during men's volleyball action on Feb. 10, 2022, at Harold Newman Arena.
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In the first game of a double header the University of Jamestown men’s volleyball team attempted to get revenge on Grand View University on March, 5. The Jimmies were not able to keep a 7-2 start to the first set going in a four set loss, 26-28, 25-21, 20-25, 21-25 to the Vikings.

After the No. 6 Jimmies (11-2) 7-2 first set start, The No. 4 Vikings (16-1) fought back with Bayron Valdez got a kill to tie the first set up 15. The Jimmies’ Caylor Cox immediately responded with a kill to give his team a 16-15 lead. The teams would trade points before the Jimmies took a 25-24 lead thanks to an attack error from Daniel Galilli. The Vikings would respond on a 4-1 run to win the first set 28-26.

The two teams traded points to open the second set with the largest lead being 13-9 in favor of the Jimmies. An attack error from the Vikings’ Daniel Wong gave the Jimmies the 23-20 lead drawing a Vikings timeout. The Jimmies would put the set away after the timeout, closing the set on a 2-1 run to tie the match up at one set a piece.

As the teams continued to battle, the Vikings went on a run to take a 20-16 lead off a kill from Galili. The Jimmies would only be able to get it as close at 25-20 in the third set.

The Jimmies’ Cox got an ace to tie the fourth set up at 15, which would be the last tie of the match, as the Vikings responded by going on a 10-6 run, punctuated by a Valdez kill to get a 25-21 fourth set, match win.


Jimmies bounce back vs. Lourdes

After the Jimmies (12-2) had their winning streak ended by the Vikings, they responded slowly but managed to fight back after losing the first set to get a four set win, 20-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-16, over the No. 10 Lourdes University Gray Wolves (11-4).

In the first set, an attack error from the Jimmies’ Tanner Woods pushed the Gray Wolves lead out to 20-15. After the Jimmies cut the deficit to 23-20, the Gray Wolves responded with back-to-back kills to win the first set 25-20.

An early 4-1 Gray Wolves lead, the Jimmies responded with a 6-3 run to tie the second set up at seven. The Jimmies took their first lead of the second set thanks to a kill from Korben Phillips to put his team’s lead at 10-9. Despite an error from the Jimmies’ Downey Huynh tied the second set up at 22, a Jimmies 3-0 run put the second set away, tying the match up at one set apiece.

The Jimmies were forced to battle back from another 4-1 deficit in the third set before a kill from Woods tied the third set up at 11. Which was part of a 7-2 run, which saw the Jimmies take a 14-11 lead. The Jimmies’ Ever Cancel got a kill to push his team’s lead out to 24-16. After a Gray Wolves kill, they would commit a service error to give the Jimmies the 25-17 third set win.

The fourth set was all Jimmies as they sprinted out to a 17-10 lead, on a kill by Ever Cancel. An attack error from the Gray Wolves’ Eduardo Ayala gave the Jimmies the 25-16 fourth set, match win.

The Jimmies are back in action at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, when they face Olivet Nazarene University. The Gray Wolves return to the court at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, when they go to Saint Ambrose.

UJ 1, GVU 3


UJ: 26 25 20 21–1

GVU: 28 21 25 25–3

Kills leaders:

UJ: Tanner Woods 13, Zack Meyer 13, Korben Phillips 9

GVU: Bayron Valdez 19, Daniel Galili 18, Daniel Wong 9

Assists leaders:

UJ: Caylor Cox 34, Meyer 2, Braden Neumann 1

GVU: Francisco Arredondo 49, Erick Villar-Cordero 1, Leonardo Annichini 1


Aces leaders:

UJ: Woods 2, Phillips 1, Cox 1, Jackman 1

GVU: Valdez 2, Galili 2, Arredondo 1, Wong 1, Annichini 1

LU 1, UJ 3

LU: 25 22 17 16–1

UJ: 20 25 25 25–3

Kills leaders:

LU: Eduardo Ayala 15, Jeff Lam 9, Tomas Olak 6

UJ: Woods 15, Phillips 9, Samuel Jackman 9

Assists leaders:

LU: Sawyer Schafer 32, Guga Heidrich 4, Ayala 1

UJ: Cox 37, Neumann 2, Jackman 1

Aces leaders:

LU: Heidrich 1, Lam 1, Olak 1

UJ: Woods 2, Jackman 2, Cox 1, Neumann 1

My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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