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Lafayette Jeff volleyball begins season with sweep of Frontier
August 21, 2013Lafayette Jefferson High School
Lafayette Jeff’s cast of newcomers weren’t the only ones with butterflies entering Tuesday’s season-opening volleyball match at Frontier.
Senior Jessica Griggs, the team’s most experienced varsity player, felt the pressure to perform well as the team’s go-to player.
Any nerves quickly dissipated when Griggs served three aces in the first four points, and she finished with four aces and 11 kills to lead the Bronchos to a 25-23, 25-18, 25-17 victory over Frontier, which also went through a roster overhaul after losing a large senior class.
“We definitely calmed down, and it was just like being at practice,” Griggs said.
Senior Carlie Hinkel matched Griggs’ match-high tally of 11 kills, including one on match point which ended a two-year losing streak to the Falcons.
In her first match as the full-time setter, senior Kinnsey Pass found plenty of targets in Hinkel, Griggs and junior Tess Farmer, who had four kills in the opening set and finished with eight.
Pass hooked up with Griggs for five kills in a second set that saw the Bronchos rally from an early five-point deficit.
“I can always rely on Jessica to be there,” said Pass, who had 23 assists. “If we’re struggling, I know Jessica is there. It’s always good to get in a rhythm with her.”
The Falcons, who advanced to the state semifinals the last two seasons in Class A, suffered through miscommunication and mis but the youthful group had moments of promise.
Sophomore Emma DeWitt led Frontier with 16 digs and four kills and senior libero Brynleigh Jensen totaled 22 digs. Junior Shelby Perry had three kills and six blocks and Abbie Mikesell contributed three kills and two aces.
“That was good for their confidence to see that they can play with a big school like that,” Frontier coach Shelly Pullins said. “I knew being our first match, we would see what we needed to work on, and I think we just had some breakdowns in our talking.”