Jeffs volleyball team battles through a busy week

The Jeffs volleyball team entered the busy part of their season last week with one more regular season game and sub-district and district action to come.

The Jeffs faced-off the Milford Eagles in Milford last Thursday, October 26 and were defeated in three straight sets. This game concluded the regular season for the Jeffs. They finished the game with five serving errors out of a total of 48 attempted and only 5 aces, and 22 hitting errors out of 102 attempted and 21 kills.

Junior players Janessa Swanda and Jessa Eden agreed that the team was out of sync against Milford, which was the main reason for their loss.

“We just weren’t clicking or working together as well on Thursday, and that’s something that’s required for us to be successful,” Swanda said.


Leah Mach ’21 spikes the ball hard and fast for a kill against Falls City. Mach had a total of 11 kills that game. Photo by: Evie Schwab

The Jeffs were in action again the following Monday in sub-district play against Falls City at Norris High School and beat them handily in three sets. Contrary to the regular season end against Milford, the team connected and worked better as a team.


“I cannot believe how amazing we played! We played as a team and we all connected in a very good way! I’m so proud of how we competed last night,” Eden said. “I got so many compliments from the fans saying they haven’t seen us play like that in a while.”

The Jeffs only had nine service errors in this game out of a total of 73 attempted with 14 aces. They also had only 21 errors out of an attempted 94 with 34 kills.


Jessa Eden ’19 blocks a hit from Falls City with Isadora Schwab ’20 ready to pass it. Eden had two out of four total blocks against Falls City. Photo by: Evie Schwab

They will move on to play Auburn at Norris High School on Tuesday, October 31.

“We prepared all this year for this game! We have face Auburn before and competed very well against them,” Eden said. “We are so ready to face them tonight!”

Swanda also believes that the Jeffs have a very good chance of coming away with a win against Auburn because of their preparation.


The Jeffs defeated the Falls City Tigers in three straight sets in sub-district action at Norris High School. The won the first and second sets 25-18 and the third set 25-16. They will move on to play Auburn for the third time this season in their second subdistrict game. Photo by: Evie Schwab

“I’m excited for tonight, I’m hoping a lot of people come to support because this is a game we can definitely compete in!” Swanda said.