The Corry volleyball JV team bested Union City JV in two sets, 25-21 and 25-13.
“Very strong serving and ‘good enough passing for tonight’ were the keys to winning tonight’s match at Union City,” said head coach Kelly Goodsel.
Overall, Corry servers made 43 out of 50 serve attempts with 15 aces.
In set one, there was somewhat even back and forth play between the two teams until Cathryn Reynolds from Union City rattled off seven tough serves in a row to give Union City a 16-12 lead.
“She was the only UC server that we really struggled to pass,” Goodsel said.
A few points later with UC leading 20-14, freshman Kyla Frisina answered with six hard serves in a row including 4 aces to tie the score at 20.
Keira Knight finished off the set with strong serving, coupled with two well-placed tips for kills by Donaldson.
In set two, with Union City’s tough-serving Reynolds out of the lineup as she prepared to play in the varsity match Corry JV dominated at the serving line, winning the set easily.
Frisina led all servers with 10 service points and six aces, followed by Knight with 10 service points and three aces, Donaldson seven service points and two aces, and Sara Colwell four service points and three aces.
“We did pass well enough to run some offense, mostly through our outside hitters,” Goodsel said. “Donaldson led all hitters with three kills on four attempts. Knight had eight assists.
“There were some individual highlight plays worth noting. Elaina Brown had a nice kill from the middle and there was good net play from Olivia Jackson. Graves, Donaldson, Emma Smith and Emiley Butcher played tough defense, dug balls, chased down balls, and contributed to this whole team win. Overall we are excited to be competing and to get the win.
“We know that we will need to improve our passing, especially in serve receive, to compete with the best teams and to execute in system offense. That will be a big focus as we prepare for our next opponent,” Goodsel said.
The JVs’ next match is on Thursday at Iroquois.