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Workers photograph / Greg Macafee McDonald’s Jenna Helco sprints residence towards Jackson-Milton Wednesday night time within the sectional ultimate.

MCDONALD – Finish-of-season volleyball gives a spread of feelings for everybody concerned, from the joy of victory to the agony of defeat.

That was the case when Jackson-Milton visited McDonald’s on Wednesday. Again 5-3, the Blue Devils got here from behind on the finish of the fifth quarter and saved the season alive with an 8-5 win.

“We fell” McDonald’s coach Michelle Titus mentioned. “We by no means got here to a sport anticipating to win. We all the time respect our opponents.

“We simply need to concentrate on doing our greatest. If our greatest is not ok, then it is not ok. It is all the time about giving our greatest, and that is what we did to return again.”

The demons actually did. Freshman Gianna Mancini was shy of hitting a success for the loop after blasting a grand slam homer within the earlier sport. The grand slam was the primary for McDonald’s in 10 years. He scored the fifth and sixth targets when the demons got here again.

“Immediately was very busy” mentioned Mancini. “It was a little bit scary, however we’re again. We stayed constructive and left with a win. I hope we are able to proceed to win. We simply have to remain constructive.”

One other Blue Satan who all the time brings positivity to the diamond is veteran Lucia Wolford. The slick fielder took an amazing dive to complete the sport.

“We did not have the vitality we would have liked at first” mentioned Wolford. “Then we began hitting. All of us picked one another up. The opposite three senior gamers (Anjalena Exline, Riley Matig, Chelsea Sudol) and I calmed down the youthful gamers. We instructed them it was okay to make errors. Simply do not allow them to construct.

“Jackson-Milton got here out sturdy. They seem to be a good workforce.”

Jackson-Milton senior short-back Chelsea Williams took a double lead and scored the purpose that put the Blue Jays 1-0 up.

Williams and fellow veteran Kylie Wilson crossed the plate on the high of third because the Jays got here out scorching.

“I am happy with my women” Jackson-Milton coach Mariah Ciccolelli mentioned. “We began scorching. Our bats have been scorching the previous few weeks. We needed to be right here. We simply could not sustain with them.

“Macayle Thornhill organized the entire sport for us. He is been phenomenal. He is received a quadruple damage. Regardless of all of the stress on his shoulders, he is saved his cool.”

Bri McCombs put up a full sport for McDonald (13-1). Whereas driving at Wolford within the ultimate spherical of the sport, he was singled out earlier than hitting a 1-2-3 high of the seventh spherical.

“Each leaders” mentioned Titus. “They do a superb job of controlling the workforce and their good teammates.”

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