Class AAAA Playoff Battle in MN
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Section 6AAAA already started the day with an upset and Jefferson Bloomington got off to a fast start with hopes to make another one. Minneapolis Southwest had other plans and their offense proved to be too much. The sets were…
Section 6AAAA already started the day with an upset and Jefferson Bloomington got off to a fast start with hopes to make another one. Minneapolis Southwest had other plans and their offense proved to be too much. The sets were tight and it was a battle from start to finish. Here are some standouts from the match.
Barns brings a lot of explosive energy and really fuels the fire for the Jaguars. She is aggressive at the net and from the service line. And maybe aggressive isn’t the word for it. Maybe relentless is a better word. Low flat laser beams into the seams created a lot of issues for Minneapolis Southwest from the get go. I am really loving the way she reads the game on defense.
Sometimes you know a middle is good before they even take a swing at the ball. Garnett did just that. She moves really well laterally and then her transition and approach, whether she was taking a route in front or behind her setter was smooth and purposeful. Overpasses don’t stand a chance when she is at the net.
Explosive. Beck has so much power and it doesn’t matter if she is taking an over pass or being set in or out of system because she can terminate. Beck has great movement and you can tell she reads the game like a book.
Paetzel is a vigilent middle blocker. She is loaded and ready for whatever might come over the net. She gets off the ground and sends the ball back down quickly. Paetzel works really hard in transition and consistently makes herself available as an attacker. She was working the angles like a pro in the 4th set.
Fischer was making some big plays at some big moments. She wasn’t afraid to blast the ball through the block or lay out her body to keep a ball alive. She stuck with the play and stayed focus on the task at hand. Fischer has a nice high contact point and does a great job of working the deep cross court corner.
Ozols owns the 1 corner. She does such a great job of starting open and then using her torso to create tork to take her swing down the line. She does not shy away from going down the line when hitting ffrom the right pin as well. Ozols also makes sure she has a high contact in order to find the deep portion of the corner. She has a whip for an arm with a high reach and fast swing. Ozols moves well defensively and creates positive angles in serve receive.
Charon is a steady and consistent 2nd contact. She gets her hands on every second ball and gives her weapons a lot of opportunities to terminate the ball. Charon is all business and she knows how to take care of it. She runs a 5-1 and puts up a good size block so her defense runs seamlessly.
Bijnagte puts all her faith in her setter. She goes wherever her setter takes her and goes all out. Bijnagte also sets up a well timed block. I like her ability to go down the line aggressively and stress out the opposing defense.
Fraenkel was make great hustle plays from the start and made smart calculated movements based on how the play was unfolding. She is sound in serve receive and gave her squad a lot of opportunities to stay in system.
The Paetzel twins work so well together. Lauren sets such a well placed block and Brooke does a nice job closing it. Lauren came up with some really crucial swings in set 4. She was using a variety of shots and speeds to get the job done.