By Mara Allen
ASHWAUBENON – The Seymour Thunder defeated the Ashwaubenon Jaguars 3-1 in non-conference volleyball action Tuesday night.
Ashwaubenon (3-7) got off to a hot start in set one, taking a 14-7 early lead.
Seymour (7-5) made a late push, forcing the Jaguars to call a timeout up only two, 22-20.
However, Ashwaubenon rattled off three straight points out of the timeout to win the opening set, 25-20.
The teams went back and forth in set two.
Just as it looked like Ashwaubenon might pull away, Seymour called a timeout, down 12-16.
The Thunder rallied back to tie the set at 19 points apiece.
From there, Seymour went on a 6-1 run to take set two, 25-20, and tie the match.
Seymour held a 17-11 set three advantage, but Ashwaubenon put together a 5-1 run to trim the lead to two.
However, The Thunder staved off the Jaguar comeback, taking set three.
Seymour dominated the start of set four, jumping out to a 13-4 lead.
Ashwaubenon made a late push, but the deficit was too much to overcome.
The Thunder won the set 25-18 to take the match in front of their home crowd.
Seymour Head Coach Amber Thompson praised her team’s ability to overcome the set one loss: “It’s something we’re really working on — just digging in and having grit,” she said. “Even though we lost the set, being able to come back and prove to ourselves that we can win”
Seymour’s outside hitters Hazel Cook and Keira VandeHei led the team with 14 kills apiece.