It was a busy finish for Perry’s volleyball team who ended their regular season with two wins in six games.
The Jayettes (7-25) stumbled a bit in their final six regular season games including falling at home to the Greene County Rams (7-26) three sets to one.
On Monday night Oct. 16, the Jayettes took the early 1-0 set lead after defeating the Rams 25-21.
It would be a lead that would quickly morph into a tie when the visitors returned the favor with their own 25-21 win.
Deja vu would rear its ugly head for the Jayettes in set number three as the Rams once again claimed a 25-21 victory. The final match of the night saw the Rams hold the home team under 20 points with just 18.
Perry senior Johanna Diw continued her assault on her opponent’s side of the court with a team leading 23 of the total 42-kills. She also recorded one of the two total blocks.
Fellow senior Sidney Vancil finished off her team leading assists total with another 25 of the total 37. She also led the team with three aces and was a perfect 21-for-21 on serves.
Teammate, senior Sydney Guerra, kept her consecutive games of team leading digs with a 15 of the total 38.
As a unit the Jayettes finished 69-of-83 for an 83.1 percent serve efficiency. They tallied six aces, and two block assists.
Two days prior the Jayettes traveled to Knoxville, Iowa where they faced off against five other teams in their final tournament of the season hosted by Knoxville High School.
It was a day full of sweeps for the Jayettes finishing who with two wins, both 2-0 sweeps, were also dealt the same hand in their three other matches.
The Jayettes made quick work of the Albia Lady Dees (10-22) with two set wins of 21-14 and 21-16.
Diw led the team with 12 of the 25 kills, Vancil tallied 19 of the 25 assists, and Guerra was responsible for 10 of the 19 digs.
The Jayettes missed on only three serves finishing 35-of-38 for a 92 percent efficiency. They also had three blocks - Diw with two.
It was a much tougher 2-0 series sweep for the Jayettes against the Saydel Eagles who gave Perry a reason to worry in the second set.
The Jayettes handed the Eagles a convincing 21-13 defeat and managed to squeak by in set two with a close 27-25 win.
The trio of Diw, Vancil, and Guerra padded their team leading number with Diw accounting for 15 of the 26 kills, Vancil with 21 of the 25 assists and Guerra recording 15 of the 23 total digs.
Vancil was also responsible for five of the seven total aces. The team finished with an 89 percent serve efficiency after going 42-for-47 in the series.
The other three matches that afternoon for the for Jayettes were all losses coming from the host (14-19) 21-19 and 21-12, the Pella Christian Lady Dutch (19-15) 21-14 and 21-16, and rival the A.D.M Tigers (22-11), 21-10 and 21-19.
With the regular season in the books the focus is now the first round of the postseason and a Class 4A Region 2 road match at Harlan on Oct. 18 versus the 22-12 Cyclones.