It was another difficult week of competition for VASJ that resulted in a split of two matches against South and St. Joseph Academy.
The Vikings defeated the Rebels, 26-24, 25-16, 33-31, on Sept. 25.
Senior Hallie Paus played well vs. South, particularly in the areas of blocking and attacking. Sophomore Kayla Franks stepped up vs. the Rebels as well. The Vikings also got a big boost as senior setter Becca Korosec returned from concussion protocol.
“We came out and played the way I think we should always play with hustle and enthusiasm and we beat a good South team, which is a friendly rival for us,” VASJ coach Mark Royer said.
The match against the state-ranked Jaguars on Sept. 27 did not go as well. SJA downed VASJ in three sets.
“They are the No. 5 ranked team in Division I and good teams like that bring out the worst in teams and we did some things we know we can’t do and we have to learn from it,” Royer said.
VASJ has North Coast League games against Archbishop Hoban and Cleveland Central Catholic before participating in the Mayfield Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 6.