Ladies take on Grand Canyon
Junior Varsity secures a strong win over weekend
The Lady Vikes junior varsity played two games against Grand Canyon Sept. 14, followed by a couple of varsity matches against Grand Canyon as well. The games were held at Williams High School and included the senior night ceremonies, in which seniors and parents were honored for their achievements.
The first game saw a victory for the Williams JV girls, who won with a final score of Williams 25, Grand Canyon 21. The second game ended with a score of Williams 25, Grand Canyon 9.
"We played the younger of the JV teams and we really tried to focus just on the fundamentals of volleyball and getting bump, set and spike, which really worked because they gave us a lot of free balls. They did very well," said Lady Vikes Coach Jennifer Carter. "Everybody got playing time."
Carter credited Alma Hernandez with a good night setting and serving for the Lady Vikes JV team.
The second JV matchup was another successful one for the Lady Vikes, with a number of the more experienced players getting out to the net. Final scores for that game were Williams 25, Grand Canyon 14 and Williams 25, Grand Canyon 12. Adrian Ortiz had a good night with a number of good hits, as did Ashley Bean and Erin McNelly.
The Lady Vikes went up next for the Sept. 14 game, who took the win in three. Final scores for the first match were Williams 25, Grand Canyon 17, Williams 25, Grand Canyon 11 and Williams 25, Grand Canyon 15.
"My younger girls, some of my sophomores; they got a lot of playing time. I pulled out some of my seniors, because we were winning early on," Carter said.
Jenise Pettit had a standout game in the hitting department with six kills. Darian Quasala took home three kills for the night as well.
"They all played really well. They had to really focus," Carter said. "They got a lot of free balls back and they're not used to that, so they really adjusted well."
The Lady Vikes took the win, yet again, in three matches.
Final score for the second varsity match were Williams 25, Grand Canyon 23, Williams 25, Grand Canyon 9 and Williams 25, Grand Canyon 10. Brianna Schulte is credited with a good night during the second, best of five varsity matches, knocking down 12 points in a row in one rotation.
"She did very well hitting and blocking," Carter said. "Kassie Pettit was also a standout server."
The lady Vikes traveled to Ash Fork Sept. 18 for a couple of matches beginning at 5 and 6 p.m. The Ladies then travel for a tournament match against the scrappy Joe City team Friday and Saturday.