Tigers start regionals with 22-11 record

Staff Report
Sami Schepers goes up for a kill during a game earlier this year. Schepers led the Tigers against the Bluejays on Oct. 12. PHOTO BY BAILEY FREESTONE/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

The Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Tigers volleyball team played the Bondurant-Farrar Bluejays on Thursday, Oct.12. The Bluejays ended got the victory after just three matches.

All three matches were fairly close, but the Tigers just couldn’t come out with a win. The first match ended with a Tiger loss of four points (25-21), the Bluejays were even stronger on the second set (25-18) and on the third set, the Tigers tried to come back, but lost 25-22.

Senior Sami Schepers was the leader in kill for the Tigers. She had seven kills against the Bluejays with four errors out of 21 attack attempts. Schepers ended the night with a kill efficiency of 0.143.

Josi Lonneman was the second leader with her four kills. Lonneman didn’t have any errors out of her 11 attack attempts and ended the match with a 0.364 kill efficiency.

Setter Delaney Bertman had 14 of the Tigers’ 15 assists. Libero Jordan Hook led in digs for the Tigers with ten of the team’s 34. The second leader was Schepers with eight digs.

The Tigers had eight blocks against the Bluejays. Bertman, Lonneman and Amy Gottschalk each had two; each with one block assist and one solo block.

Jordyn Crow and Schepers finished up the eight blocks with one a piece. Crow had a block assist and Schepers had a solo block.

As a team, the Tigers scored two aces against the Bluejays. Bertman scored one, as did Abbie Hlas.

Bertman also had a serve efficiency of 0.846 on the night after 11 of her 13 serves were successful. Hlas had ten successful serves out of her total of 11, she finished the match with an efficiency of 0.909.

Overall, Schepers led the team in serves. She had a perfect serve efficiency after all 13 of her serves made it over the net.

The Tigers played at a tournament in Knoxville on Saturday, Oct. 14. They finished with a 3-2 record at the tournament and now hold a 22-11 record on the season. The Tigers will begin regional play on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at home, against Boone at 7 p.m.