After tearing through the first two sets of the season, Perry volleyball hit a snag. The Jayettes fell 3-0 in a trip to Boone last week and on Tuesday, Sept. 10, ADM came to town to keep Perry searching for its next W as the Tigers dealt the Jayettes another 3-0 loss.
Perry started the evening off with a 25-17 loss in the first set. That was followed by 25-11 and 25-10 sets as the Jayettes couldn’t contain ADM’s stellar passing. The Tigers left the court with a season-high 37 assists on the night aided by 29 digs. Conversely, Perry had 12 assists to 14 digs.
The Jayettes peak at the start of the night was also a continuation of the loss at Boone when Perry turned in scorecards of 22, 20, and 18 in succession.
Overall, ADM found ways to limit Perry’s attack speed and aggression. Junior Kacy Nevitt was limited to just seven kills on a season-low of 6.67 attack attempts per set. That was more than double of any other Jayette.
Meanwhile, from serves, Perry held a .818 serve efficiency to improve on its rating at Boone but for the first time this season did not have a single ace. ADM had 17 aces on the night with a .918 efficiency rating to expedite the Tigers’ wins. Perry head coach John Fulton said the team needs to improve on its serve-receive abilities. He added that the team also struggled with its first touches.
“We just have to get better on serve-receive in order to get better with anything else,” Fulton said.
Tuesday also marks the second consecutive match Perry has not recorded a block. They started the season with matches of four and seven blocks led by Nevitt but have yet to get back on track since then.
Perry returns home Thursday, Sept. 12 to host Coon Rapids-Bayard, Earlham, Panorama, Ogden, and Des Moines North for an invitational starting at 4:30 p.m.