Jr. Hi Volleyball wraps season with wins
March 2, 2023
The Pomeroy Jr. High "A" volleyball team played the last two matches of the season last week, a three-set, home-court win over Tekoa-Rosalia, and a 2-1 victory over Colfax. The "A" team finished at 9-1, taking 26 of 30 sets, the "B" team went 9-3 and the "C" team finished 6-1.
"These girls were extremely coachable and very supportive of each other," Van Vogt said. "They were a joy to coach and it's sad that such a fun season is over. I look forward to getting to coach some of these girls in high school next season and to coaching the returning girls along with the girls on B and C team who return for next year.
"Against Tekoa/Rosalia, we couldn't have started better," said Coach Adam Van Vogt. "We won the first match 25-3 and truly played almost flawless volleyball. We swept them 25-3, 25-14, 16-14."
Hollie Van Vogt and Kylee Wegrzyn served every serve for us in the first match and Kylee finished with a perfect 23 of 23 serving.
"The observation that stood out to me this match was just how well we move and read the game," Van Vogt said. "Similar to many times this season, it just seemed our girls were playing the game at a faster pace than you usually see at the junior high level, and we talked and flowed so well as a team all night."
Against Colfax, Pomeroy again came out strong and took game one, Van Vogt said. "Colfax bounced back and took the second game but the girls did an excellent job of recovering to breeze to a game-three victory," he said. Set scores were 25-15, 22-25, 15-4.
"Like much of this season," the coach commented, "it was cool to see these girls not get flustered when faced with adversity."
Carmen Fruh led the Colfax win with a season-high 10 kills, great passing and back-row attacking, he said. Fruh's play was solid and she ended her junior-high career with one of the best matches the coach has seen from an eighth grader.
"All of my eighth graders contributed to the season-ending victory," Van Vogt said, "with Haven Kimble having one of her best serving matches and a personal-best nine assists.
"Kendyll Potoshnik and Molly Warren both contributed great defense and strong net play with three kills a piece," he said. "Hollie Van Vogt filled up the stat sheet with seven aces on 13 of 15 serving with four assists and three kills."
Van Vogt said Reagan McKeirnan's rock-solid passing and best offensive match of the year were critical in the win.
Match 1 opponent: Tekoa/Rosalia in Pomeroy. Win 25-3, 25-14, 16-14.
Stat Leaders: Kendyll Potoshnik- 4 kills; Haven Kimble- 5 assists and 4 aces; Carmen Fruh- 5 kills; Kylee Wegrzyn- 23/23 serving with 10 aces and 2 kills; Hollie Van Vogt- 14/15 serving with 4 aces and 6 assists.
Match 2: Colfax in Pomeroy. Win 25-15. 22-25, 15-4 .
Stat Leaders: Van Vogt- 13/15 serving with 7 aces, 4 assists, and 3 kills; Reagan Mckeirnan- 3 kills and 2 digs; Carmen Fruh- 10 kills; Haven Kimble- 7/8 serving with 2 aces and 9 assists; Kendyll Potoshnik and Molly Warren- 3 kills each.