Leopards Fight, But Fall at Home to Jackson – Volleyball
Jackson 25-34-27, Louisville 17-32-25
The Louisville Leopards Varsity Volleyball Team gave the visiting Jackson Polar Bears all they could handle in a 17-25, 32-34, 25-27 loss Wednesday Evening at Louisville High School. With the loss, Louisville fell to 6-7 on the season.
Senior Lauren Siegfried finished with a team-high 18 assists on offense, tied for the team lead in blocks with 4, and also recorded 2 aces serving to lead the Lady Leopards. Senior Paige Cole finished with a team best 22 kills to go along with 4 blocks as well. Cole would also earn her 900th career kill during the match.
Junior Emma Davis was Louisville’s top server with 8 service points. Senior Amanda Clark also registered 16 assists on offense for LHS.
Highest Scoring Set in Team History
The two teams went back-and-forth during a thrilling second set. Jackson eventually prevailed in what was the highest scoring set in Lady Leopards volleyball history. The 66 points scored eclipses the previous record of 60 total combined points scored in four previous sets since rally scoring was invoked in 2004.
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Jackson Has Now Won 11 Straight Against Louisville
The Lady Bears have now swept the Lady Leopards in 11 straight matches dating back to 2006. Jackson has now also won 28 straight sets against Louisville, however none of the previous 26 sets were close enough to force the winner to score more than 25 points. The Leopards last beat the Polar Bears 25-20, 25-18 at the Jackson Invitational on September 24, 2005.
This is the first time the two teams have competed in a dual volleyball match since both teams were in the Federal League in 1988. All other matchups since have occurred at the Jackson Invitational or in the postseason at sectional/district tournaments.
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JV: Jackson 25-25, Louisville 10-11
UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next host the Wooster Generals on Thursday, September 30. JV will begin at 5:00 PM and Varsity will follow around 6:00 PM.
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