Jayettes not in rhythm against Bondurant-Farrar
On Tuesday, as the final point was scored, it was clearly visible that the Jayettes looked distraught. The team went into the game confident that they would be marking a “W” when it was all over. Unfortunately for Perry, it was the other Bluejays that celebrated a three-game straight set win over the home team. The final scores were 25-13; 25-13; and 25-11.
The loss gave the Jayettes a 7-12 overall record and an 0-3 conference start. Perry now sits in fourth place in the conference. The team has a full week before traveling to Carroll to take on the Tigers on Tuesday, September 29. Miscommunications and unforced errors contributed to the loss. A team which was staying afloat, has now lost two in a row and three out of its last four. Head coach Kristel Schultz saw how hard her players performed but was aware that her team’s focus was just not there.
“We weren’t disciplined enough. That’s just the fact,” she said.
The Bondurant Bluejays came into Perry with a 6-4 record and on a four game winning streak. Its play showed as Bondurant never allowed Perry to take control of the game. The Jayettes may have underestimated the Lady Jays game.
“They didn’t come out overconfident, but they just thought it would be an easy match, I think,” coach Schultz said.
The Jayettes didn’t take the loss well as tear-laced eyes covered many players. Sophomore Sidney Vancil, who started that night, acknowledges that something quickly needs to change.
“We are definitely going to try and figure out what went wrong and what we can do to improve because we don’t like what we are doing,” she said. “We really want to be at the top of the conference. We need to come together as a team more, and be more positive and make the little adjustments.”