Who: Pella Christian (17-16) vs Pleasantville (9-12)
What: Class 2A - Region 5 - Quarterfinal
When: Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.
Pella Christian has swept all four meetings since 2011 including most recently a 3-0 (25-8, 25-18, 25-17) sweep in 2019.
One key player for Pella Christian
Look for Trinity Vos to make a difference with and without the ball in this one. Vos leads Pella Christian with 86 blocks this season getting nearly one per set. Pleasantville isn’t a strong hitting team which is something Vos will make very difficult for Trojan hitters to begin with. Expect a handful of blocks along with a couple of kills for PC’s third leading killer.
Keys for Pella Christian
Good passing. PC has the hitters and is solid defensively but hitters Avey Amelse and Sarah Gritters have also been splitting responsibilities at setter. The Eagles have gotten into to trouble at times this year when passing hits cold spots. With that being said, when they have it going, they have two dangerous hitters in Amelse and Gritters that can lead them to wins in any match. Watch for PC to take advantage of free balls and earn themselves a spot in the regional semifinals.