To gear up for the upcoming season, the Mathews High School varsity volleyball team hosted a five-team jamboree on Saturday. A jamboree is a tournament of scrimmages where each team plays the other in only two sets, regardless of the outcome.
Mathews welcomed Jamestown, Menchville, Peninsula Catholic and Warhill for a full day of preseason action. At the conclusion of the day’s action, the Lady Devils came out with a 5-3 record against some stiff Peninsula-area competition, not a bad start for a potentially successful season.
The teams arrived at 8 a.m. ready to face off with one another. The first match of the day pitted Mathews against Peninsula Catholic. The Devils played tough in both sets, with the two teams ending in a split.
The next competition for Mathews was against Jamestown. The Devils played timidly against the Eagles at first, and then got rattled halfway through the first set as MHS starting middle Hannah Rowe went down with a possible concussion.
Freshman Kai McCann stepped up and filled in for the rest of the match, but the Devils still ended up dropping both sets to the Eagles because of their lack of efficient passing.