Your Standley Lake Lady Gators took on the 2nd ranked D'Evelyn Jaguars in the Swamp on 10/5/17.

In the Freshman match, the match see-sawed to a 8-8 tie with aces by Taylor Freson and Tanie Guzman. Then the Gators went on an 8 point run with kills by Alexandria Flores, Alex Bisecka-Gomez, and Rae Tasco-Thompson and an ace by Erin Schwaninger. With good court coverage, the Gators got another 7 point run to close out the 1st set with a trio of aces by Tomiko Tawara 25-14.

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(Tomiko Tawara aces another to end the 1st set.)

In the 2nd set, the Gators gradually ratched up a lead 5-3, 9-5, 12-6, 15-8, and 18-11 with aces by Victoria VanDyke, Tawara, Aaliya Luna, kills by Tawara, Schwaninger, and Taylor Freson. Again great court coverage and teamwork kept the Gators rolling, and Tawara closed it out with a pair of aces to end it 25-15. The Gators' record improves to 9-3, 4-0.

In the Level III match, the match see-sawed to 12-12 with kills by Hayley Hitchcock and aces by Hayley HitchcockRavan Hammack, and Maria Tersigni. Then the Gators pulled ahead with a 5 point run with another Hitchcock kill, pair of Katie Demink kills, Hammack kill, and an ace by Alyssa LeBeck to make it 19-15. The Gators closed out the 1st set on a 3 point run ending with an ace by Hammack to take the 1st set 25-19.  In the 2nd set, the scores see-sawed a bit to 14-14, but that was with a 4 point Jaguar run and a 6 point Gator run with a nice block kill by Hitchcock, kills and an ace by Demink, a Jacquelyn Jankovsky kill, and a trio of Elena Martinez kills.

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(Jacquelyn Jankovsky gets a kill.)

Then the Jaguars pulled ahead with a 4 point run including 2 aces. Martinez stopped the run with a kill. The Gators closed it to 16-18 and 18-21, but the Jaguars closed out the set with a 4 point run to end the 2nd 18-25. In the 3rd set, the Gators kept edging ahead 4-2, 5-3, 8-4, 10-7, and 12-8 with a Demink block kill, Hitchcock ace, Demink kill, Jankovsky kill, and a pair of Maria Tersigni digs and save leading to an energizing Demink kill. With the renewed energy, the Gators closed it out with an Alyssa LeBeck kill and 2 point rally to end it 15-11The Gators'record improves to 7-6 (3-2).

In the JV match, after an early 3-2 Gator lead with a Sean Rumley kill, the Jaguars ratcheted up leads 3-8, 6-10, 8-14, and 9-17 despite kills by Ari Walker and Rumley and ace by Tiana LeBeck.

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(Sydney Schmelzer gets a kill.)

The Gators closed to 15-19 with scrappy play and a block kill by Ari Walker and kill by Sydney Schmelzer, but the Jaguars closed with a 6 point run to end the 1st set 15-25. In the 2nd set, the Jaguars got 4, 5, and 3 point runs to make it 3-12. The Gators kept scrapping as exemplified by a Tiana LeBeck save and attacks by Schmelzer and Walker, but the Jaguars kept digging successfully. A nice Samantha Trujillo kill made it 7-17. Another Trujillo kill ended a 4 point Jaguar run. A sweet Colleen Gill dig and another Trujillo kill got it to 11-23, but the Jaguars prevailed 12-25The Gators' record goes to1-8 (0-4).

In the Varsity match, the Gators faced a tough task and tied it 4-4 with a Raeanne Rothgery kill and a Lauren Willihnganz ace. Then the Jaguars pulled off a 12 point run finding small seams in the Gator defense.

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(Zoe Ryan Terra's backrow attack.)

Despite another Willihnganz kill and Dani Powell ace, the Jaguars took the 1st set 10-25. In the 2nd set, the Gators 2-0 lead was followed by 5 and 4 point Jaguar runs. A Zoe Ryan Terra kill got it to 6-12. A nice Rothgery tip kill, Jasmine Cummings kill, nice Erin Paik dig, and Willihnganz kill pulled the Gators to 9-13, but the Jaguars overpowered the Gators to take the 2nd set 12-25. In the 3rd set, again the Gators got a 2-0 lead with a Cummings block kill and a Willihnganz kill before the Jaguars buzzed off a 10 point run including 3 aces. A Willihnganz tip kill ended the run. A Jamie Zimmerman kill got it to 5-13. A trio of Jaguar aces aided a 4 point run stopped by a Ryan Terra tip kill. A Jaguar rotation error and Willihnganz kill made it 9-19. The Jaguars closed out the 3rd set and match 9-25The Gators' record goes to 4-9 (0-4). Interestingly, the MaxPreps.com site does not list their win over the Northglenn Norse, but their full record can be seen here.

Next up is Evergreen (9-5, 2-2) away on 10/10/17.