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Eagles defeat McFarland in battle for second place in Rock Valley Conference

October 6, 2018

MCFARLAND — Jefferson’s volleyball team got past McFarland 27-25, 22-25, 25-22, 27-25 in a battle for second place in the Rock Valley Conference on Thursday.

“Every point was a battle and every set was back and forth,” Jefferson volleyball coach Kaley Jacobson said. “In game four, Jefferson battled back to win after they got off to a very rough start. The score before we made our own runs was 5-17.

“I’m extremely proud of how these girls fought back. I’d like to say I kept my cool, but if you know me, you know it’s hard for me to contain my fire ... ha ha! The girls were able to remain composed and truly played like a team.”

Cassidy Spies led Jefferson (23-12, 6-2 in conference) with 20 kills and added 15 digs. Brooklyn Fritz added 11 kills and 15 digs.

Parker Biwer led the Eagles in digs with 18. Mariah Hall put up 23 assists. Claire Peachey added 20 assists and eight digs. Alison Hauser added 10 kills and two solo blocks.

“Cassidy and Brooklyn had great service runs at the end, but it was Cassidy’s long streak that brought us back into the game,” Jacobson said. “Brooklyn finished the game with an ace. Both Brooklyn Fritz and Cassidy Spoes had double- doubles and Alison Hauser had a great night at the net and behind the service line.

“It’s hard to stop smiling after that one.”

McFarland slipped to 16-8 and 5-3 in conference.

Jefferson hosts Edgerton on Tuesday.

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