By Drew Terhall
TROY — The twelfth seed Girl Jets volleyball workforce misplaced to the eleventh seed Girl Trojans of Botkins, 3-1, within the Southwest Division IV Volleyball Sectional Match on Oct. 18 at Troy Excessive College.
The workforce was shorthanded on this one as they have been with out their kill chief, junior Allie Muhlenkamp. She was out as a consequence of harm.
Head coach Angie Filbrun stated the workforce stepped up in her absence and performed effectively. Botkins simply got here out and saved her protection on their heels all day lengthy.
“We got here out and fought laborious. Shedding one in every of our robust gamers within the center damage, however I believed the women stepped up. They stepped and did a wonderful job,” Filbrun stated. “However what, Botkins got here to struggle. My goodness I give them a ton of credit score.”
It was an in depth first set. Franklin Monroe held a slim lead all through the start of the set. The Girl Trojans would tie the set twice, together with making it a 22-22 set late.
With Muhlenkamp out, junior Presley Cox stepped up and was a significant contributor to the offense. Gamers like junior Maura Yount, junior Olivia Medve and sophomore Katie Waller all made essentially the most of their taking part in time and contributed.
Franklin Monroe received the primary set, 25-23.
The second set began out shut as effectively. However late within the set, Botkins pulled away with a 19-15 lead. The Girl Trojans would discover spots throughout the courtroom and achieve momentum.
Botkins took the second set, 25-17.
That momentum would carry over to the remainder of the match. The Girl Trojans raced out to an early lead and held on. They constructed their lead as much as 20-8 at one level.
The hitters for the Trojans have been correct all sport lengthy. They obtained the Girl Jets protection shifting throughout the courtroom and have been capable of hit the open spots.
Franklin Monroe tried to mount a comeback. They outscored Botkins, 10-5, the remainder of the way in which. The serving and the hitting for Franklin Monroe gave them a combating probability to comeback within the set.
Botkins held robust and closed out the set, 25-18.
Then it was all Botkins within the fourth set. Frankln Monroe did all they might to try to win some lengthy volleys, however the Botkins offense saved the Franklin Monore protection on their toes. The hitters hardly ever made errors to maintain the Girl Jets within the set.
The Girl Trojans received the fourth and last set, 25-13.
The Girl Jets fought laborious until the final level on this match. They did all they might to try to come away with a win.
Filbrun stated she is pleased with how her workforce got here out at this time. The workforce competed effectively and fought laborious.
A majority of the workforce will return subsequent season. They are going to lose seniors Natalie Suter, Jozlynn Wintrow, Mia Kellems and Keihl Johnson.
“We’re shedding 4 seniors. We’re very grateful for all 4 of them and all they’ve given to our program. However, we do return fairly a little bit of our roster and we’re enthusiastic about that,” Filbrun stated.
Franklin Monroe ends the 2023 season with a 12-11 file and a 6-5 WOAC file.
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