Lady Jays open with two season wins
BELOIT – The St. John’s/ Tipton Lady Jays are now 2-0 on the season as they opened the season in Osborne on Aug. 25 with their first win in Lady Bulldogs territory. They followed with a win over Rock Hills on Tuesday in Tipton.
The Class 1A II Lady Jays return with two seniors, eight juniors, five sophomores, four freshmen on their 2018-19 Northern Plains roster. They will now host Chase, Southern Cloud and Pike Valley in a hometown triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 4 in Beloit.
Lady Jays defeated Osborne in three sets of 25-20; 25-17 and 25-14.
Against Osborne, senior Kara Eilert led big at the net with 15 kills and 6 blocks. Elle Eilert totaled 4 kills, 5 blocks; Lauryn Dubbert, Tara Ellenz and Erica Brummer all 2 kills apiece. Brummer added 2 blocks and Dubbert 1.
Caitlyn Strong led the team on assists with 13.
Leading the team on digs was Brummer with 19 followed by Elle Eilert with 9; Dubbert 7; Kara Eilert 6; Emily Eilert 5; Strong 4; Lyddia Eilert 3.
Dubbert led on serve receives with 17 followed by Lyddia Eilert and Brummer with 7 apiece; Kara Eilert 4, Elle Eilert 2; Emily Eilert 1.
Lady Jays defeated Rock Hills in three sets of 25-9; 25-5 and 25-12.
Kara Eilert held strong at the net for the Lady Jays with 9 kills and 2 blocks. Elle Eilert totaled 4 kills, 1 block; Dubbert 4 kills; Elle Eilert 4 kills, Brummer and Strong 2 kills apiece with Brummer adding 1 block. Emily Eilert and Tara Elenz 1 kill apiece.
Scoring behind the line were Dubbert, Emily Eilert, Kara Eilert, Strong, Brummer and Elle Eilert with 3 apiece; Tara Ellenz 2; Bren Peters and Schmitt 1 each. Emily Eilert also had 2 ace serves.
Elle Eilert led the team on digs with 4 followed by Dubbert and Strong with 2 apiece; Emily Eilert and Schmitt 1 each.
Strong set up the Lady Jay plays with 21 assists.
Leading on serve receives was Elle Eilert with 8 followed by Dubbert with 5; Emily Eilert 3; Kara Eilert 3; Kara Eilert 2; Bren Peters and Erica Brummer with 1 each.
St. John’s Tipton players under the direction of Head Coach Marcy Kee and Assistant Jason Carr are seniors Kara Eilert and Elle Eilert; Juniors Bren Peters, Emily Eilert, Tara Ellenz, Caitlin Strong, Erica Brummer, Brooke Eilert, Emily Koenigsman and Lyddia Eilert; Sophomores Anna Towner, Lauryn Dubbert, Lauren Schmitt, Elaine Cockroft and Rachel Gengler; Freshmen Paige Hollerich, Leah Brummer, Taylor Kibbee and Victoria Witt.