St. John’s senior Heather Vogt fires a shot for a point over Miller City’s Amanda Schroeder in the opening set Monday night at Arnzen Gymnasium. The Lady Jays protected their home court with a sweep.
DELPHOS — The Miller City volleyball team is painfully inexperienced for 2012, with only one letterwinner (1 letter) back from 2011.
St. John’s was the latest foe to use that to its advantage Monday night at Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium, dominating the Lady Wildcats in a 25-8, 25-13, 25-9 sweep.
The Lady Blue Jays (4-6) received eight kills and four stuff-blocks from senior Heather Vogt, 14 assists from senior Christie Carder, six kills by junior Alicia Buettner, seven aces (18 for the team) from junior Paige Lucas, four from senior Bailie Hulihan and 15 digs from senior libero Katrina Etzkorn.
“We use a lot of girls to begin with; that is the rotation I’m comfortable with. I was thinking that, since there was no junior varsity match, I might put the younger girls in but I felt we need to keep getting more comfortable playing with normal teammates,” St. John’s coach Kellie Sterling explained. “We had a tough invitational at Kalida Saturday but the girls forgot about that right away — it didn’t affect us; we came out with a lot of energy and aggression.”
The Wildcats (0-5) have only one experienced player — senior Catie Hermiller — and also were without senior Ariel Berger (injury) and senior Jessica Niese (sickness). Sophomore Kylee Ricker is returning from injury.
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