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Bluejays win two more, improve to 17-5 on season

Bluejays win two more, improve to 17-5 on season

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NOWHERE TO GO: Bluejay sophomore Presley Harms puts up a solid block as Yutan’s Brennan Jacobs tries to tip the ball over the net when the two Capitol Conference teams met in Ashland on Oct. 6. Both teams begin conference tournament play this week. Results will be included in next week’s newpaper. (Staff Photo by Suzi Nelson)

ASHLAND – The seventh-ranked Ashland-Greenwood Bluejay volleyball team earned a pair of home conference wins last week over Yutan and Platteview.

The week started with a 25-14, 25-20 and 25-23 victory over the Yutan Chieftains at home on Oct. 6.

The Bluejays played a solid overall match against the Chieftains, starting with the players at the net offensively.

Seniors Carly vonRentzell and Jess Stander played extremely well while finishing with 12 and 11 kills respectively. Stander hit .364.

The Jays missed on only three of their 74 serves against Yutan and senior Alexa Edmisten scored 12 points and led the team with two aces from behind the line.

Sophomore Presley Harms was a factor at the net defensively and finished with a team-best three blocks.

Edmisten and senior Saige Craven were solid along the back row and in serve receive. Edmisten led the Jays with 19 digs and Craven came through with 16 more.

Junior Brynn Glock led the Jays with 20 set assists. Craven handed out 15 more.

Two nights later the Jays remained at home to welcome the Platteview Trojans to town for a conference match up.

AGHS needed just three sets to get past the Trojans, winning by scores of 25-20, 25-19 and 25-13.

The Bluejays finished with 33 kills against Platteview and were led by Glock and Craven who finished with eight apiece. Stander and vonRentzell added seven kills apiece.

The Jays served at 93.2% and piled up eight ace serves. Craven was effective from behind the service line while leading the team with four aces.

Craven also led the Jays in digs with 12. Senior libero Alexa Edmisten also came through with 10.

Craven and Glock combined to hand out 29 set assists.

The Jays began conference tournament play at home on Tuesday night. Results from the tournament will appear in next week’s newspaper.

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