Niagara Gazette

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September 14, 2013

High Sch

Niagara Gazette — The Lady Jacks (4-1, 3-1 NFL) got off to a hot start, going up 15-2 in the first set of Friday’s match against Ken East (1-3). Their momentum from the first match carried over into a three-set sweep (25-9, 25-12, 25-16) of the Bulldogs.

Gabby Hansen led the way f with nine kills, five digs and eight aces. Jacks’ coach Jessica Anderson was especially pleased with Hansen’s serving.

”(Hansen) did not have as many kills as normal, but when she got the opportunity she took advantage and was swinging hard tonight,” Anderson said. Her serving was huge... she was hitting her spots.”

Leanna Metzger’s serving was responsible for the Jacks’ early lead in the first set.

“(The lead) started with Metzger’s serving, she had from eight to 10 points off the bat,” Anderson said. “That set the tone because Ken East plays us tough so we knew we had to stay focus and play our game and have them play up to us.”

Metzger finished the match with 11 aces. Julie Milbrand stepped up for the Jacks as well, finishing with eight kills and two blocks.

The Lady Jacks will play the Sweethome Tournament today. Anderson says it will be a real good test for the squad before their league matches resume next week.

Grand Island 3,Lew-Port 1

Jenna Ness recorded five aces for the Vikings (2-3 NFL) en route to a 25-22, 21-25, 26-24, 25-23 victory over Lew-Port (0-4 NFL). Sarah Rennells added four kills and two blocks for Grand Island with Cailey Wright leading Lew-Port with two blocks and nine kills- including three aces.

Lockport 3, Ken West 1

Sara Franco recorded 6 block and 8 kills, while Jordyn Kwoka added 16 assists as head coach Kim Lockie’s Lady Lions defeated visiting Ken West by scores of 25-18, 22-25, 25-13, 25-17, improving to 3-1 in the NFL this season.

The visiting Lady Blue Devils dropped to 1-3 in the NFL.

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