Holman ties school record for kills in a match


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Madison College’s Jadyn Holman hits a ball off two Joliet Junior College blockers for one of her team-record 25 kills during a 3-1 victory at home on Oct. 21. Holman was one of six players recognized during sophomore night.

Clarion Staff Report

Outside hitter Jadyn Holman had a career-best performance to close out the regular season for the Madison College volleyball team. 

Holman tied a school record for kills in a match as she led her team to a 3-1 win over visiting Joliet Junior College at home on Oct. 21. Not a bad way for one of the team’s six sophomores to celebrate sophomore night. 

Madison College won the match over Joliet, 25-18, 25-22, 20-25, and 25-17. Holman led the way with a whopping 25 kills, 13 digs and two aces. It was her 11th double-double of the season. A 6-foot, 2-inch outside hitter, Holman now has a team-high 318 kills on the season.  

It was Holman’s third match of the season with 20 or more kills. Five matches prior, she posted 24 kills against Rock Valley College to tie for third most in school history. She now shares the school record for kills in a match with two others. 

Fellow sophomore Calla Borchert also had a strong match, posting 11 kills, five blocks and two aces.  

Other sophomores playing in their final regular season home match for the WolfPack were Amelia Walton, Olivia Marron, Kaleia Lawrence, Abigail Lewis and Taleise Lawrence. 

After winning four of its last five matches, Madison College finished the regular season with a 15-12 overall record and a 6-4 conference record.  

Next up for the WolfPack is the NJCAA Region 4 Division III women’s volleyball tournament semifinals on Oct. 28. Winners will advance to play on Oct. 30 for a berth in the national tournament. 

Harper College 3, 

Madison College 0 

Despite a strong effort, Madison College lost to Harper College in straight sets on Oct. 19. The WolfPack lost the match, 25-23, 25-23, 25-19. Holman led the team with 12 kills and 17 digs. Borchert had seven blocks, while Mariah Best had 14 assists. 

Madison College 3, 

Bryant and Stratton 1 

After dropping the first game, Madison College won the next three to post a 22-25, 25-18, 25-13, 25-22, victory over Bryant and Stratton on Oct. 15. Lewis led the team with 11 kills, Best had 33 assists and Walton had 28 digs. 

Madison College 3, 

Lakeland University JV 0 

A dominant performance made for a quick night of work on Oct. 14 as Madison College beat Lakeland University JV in straight sets, 25-19, 25-8, 25-22. Holman had nine kills, Borchert four blocks and Best 15 assists.