The IMS Regional playoff run came to an end one step shy of the state tournament Wednesday night in Center Point. The #14 IMS volleyball team fell to #2 Janesville in straight sets, 25-9, 25-10 and 25-9. In game one the two teams traded points early with IMS trailing 7-6 before Janesville outscored IMS 18-3 the rest of the game. Game two played out much the same way. IMS hung around with the score 11-8 before the Wildcats ran off 10 straight points to put it out of reach. Janesville controlled game three from start to finish jumping out to a 19-5 lead. Following the game IMS Head Coach Dwight Gingerich talked about the opponent and some of the adjustments they made during the night.
“[Janesville] just had some incredible success, mixing it up with their hitters, they are pinpoint with their accuracy, they were able to go where we weren’t, they found holes, making our defenders having to guess, and they were just going where we weren’t, they had incredible control with their accuracy and their attack,” Gingerich said. “They’re just a very good team, they are a different level then what we’ve seen, as far as their ability to execute, defensively they were going over our blocks, we tried to go to a more perimeter defense. Our girls gave it everything they had they were one the floor, they were going after balls and I am really proud of the effort they gave tonight [and] throughout the season. It’s been a great group and a great year.”
With the loss IMS ends their season at 26-10.