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Jackson powers their way past Lady Raiders

BONNE TERRE — The Jackson Lady Indians attack at the net was too strong for the North County Lady Raiders in Tuesday’s volleyball match. Jackson recorded 25 kills in the two-game match for a 25-10, 25-17 win.

The Lady Raiders had considerable trouble with Jackson’s serves to start the first game which set the tone for the match. The Lady Indians jumped out to an 11-1 start with four aces on the serves of Ashleigh Lawson and Rachael Meyr. Jackson would finish with 10 aces on the night.

Unable to establish a strong attack, North County had only four kills in the first game with two coming on loose balls at the net and one a volley by setter Rilea Huff to an open spot on Jackson’s side of the floor.

Taking North County’s free balls on their own serve, Jackson was able to put away 14 kills in the first game, which the Lady Raiders defense was unable to stop until the second game.

Having only five digs in game one, the Lady Raiders made 16 in game two and was able to keep the match somewhat closer. Alison Parks made five and Abby Montgomery and Brittany Collins made three each.

With the defenders’ passes being put into play, Huff was able to double the amount of assists she had in game one with six more in game two. Collins made the best of three sets to hammer down kills for the Lady Raiders. Huff had two kills in the second game with one being set to her in the back row by Paige Gideon.

Improving on their attack game in game two, the Lady Raiders  scored eight points on serve compared to only three in game one, but Jackson’s attacks were still too strong as the Lady Indians hammered out 11 kills to maintain a substantial lead until the end of the game.

Huff led the Lady Raiders in assists with eight. Parks was best in digs with six, and Collins led in kills with three and also one stuff block. Gideon led in service points with four.

Jill Rushin and Kylie Seyer led Jackson in kills with five each, and Meyr made 16 assists.

North County (4-8-1) will start conference action on Thursday when they will travel to Fredericktown.

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