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Published: Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 11:24 a.m. CDT

8th volleyball

Creston eighth-graders went 1-8 against Clarinda on Monday.

Clarinda swept Team One, 3-0. Cammy Rutherford served 8-10 with three aces and hit three kills for Creston.

“These girls can play so good together,” coach Jan Lesan said, “and then we are our own worst enemy. They need to stay focused on teamwork.”

Clarinda also swept Team Two, 3-0. Cydney Seley served 8-9 with three aces.

“Individuals played well. We did not play as a team,” Lesan said.

Clarinda beat Team Three 25-22, 26-24 in two tight games before Creston rolled 15-2 in the final set. Jenni Hughes served 18-19 with 13 aces.

“These were great games,” Lesan said. “We just came up a little short. They never quit.”

Clarinda def. Creston Team One, 25-7, 25-15, 15-9. Serving (aces): Cammy Rutherford 8-10 (3), Morghan Frey 5-6, Katie Powers 3-4 (1), Matti Wheeler 3-4, Cyndey Seley 6-6 (1). Kills: Rutherford 3, Hannah Hood 1. Blocks: Hood 1.

Clarinda def. Creston Team Two, 25-15, 25-15, 15-4. Serving: Cydney Seley 8-9 (3), Jenni Hughes 3-5 (1), Ciera Willets 5-7, Jordan Bloodgood 4-4, Logan Pettit 3-3. Kills: Seley 1, Hughes 1.

Clarinda def. Creston Team Three, 25-22, 26-24, 2-15. Serving: Jenni Hughes 18-19 (13), Morgan Shawler 11-11 (5), Leah Stow 9-10 (6), Elli Johnston 4-8 (2). Kills: Ciera Willets 1, Morgan Shawler 1.

On Tuesday, Creston hosted Red Oak and won one of six matches.

Red Oak beat Creston Team One in two close sets, 21-17, 22-20. Hannah Hood had three kills and Kristy Powers served 10-10 with three aces.

“These girls lost, but played well,” coach Lesan said. “They need to learn to finish and not allow the other team to come back.”

Red Oak beat Creston Team Two, 21-16, 21-8. Cydney Seley and Jenni Hughes each served five aces.

“We stopped believeing in ourselves and stopped working as a team,” Lesan said.

Team Three split with Red Oak, 21-18, 8-21. Leah Stow served five aces, Matti Wheeler had four and Logan Pettit hit two kills.

“These girls are improving constantly,” Lesan said. “They don’t give up and just keep improving.”

Red Oak def. Creston Team One, 21-17, 22-20. Serving (aces): Cammy Rutherfortd 6-7, Kristy Powers 10-10 (3), Morghan Frey 4-4 (1), Cydney Seley 7-9 (2), Jenni Hughes 4-5. Kills: Hannah Hood 3. Blocks: Hood 1.

Red Oak def. Creston Team Two, 21-16, 21-8. Serving: Cydney Seley 9-10 (5), Jenni Hughes 5-7 (5), Keirsten Plowman 2-2, Morghan Shawler 2-2 (1).

Creston Team Two split with Red Oak, 21-18, 8-21. Serving: Matti Wheeler 7-8 (4), Leah Stow 8-10 (5), Morgan Shawler 3-3, Kiersten Plowman 3-3. Kills: Logan Pettit 2.

7th volleyball

Creston seventh-graders won five of 9 volleyball games against Clarinda here Monday.

Clarinda topped Creston Team One, 2-1. Creston Team Two and Creston Team Three then both took 2-1 matches from Clarinda.

“We had some good games played,” coach Teri Keeler said. “Again, serving needs to get better and serve receive.”

Clarinda def. Creston Team One, 25-9, 25-13, 11-15. Serve receive: Cayla Maitlen 6-7, Chloe Hagle 4-5, Mykenna Hribal 5-7. Serving (aces): Maitlen 6-8 (3), Jaiden Stephens 5-6, Chloe Hagle 5-7 (2), Kiersten Latham 8-9 (1). Blocks: Hagle 1. Kills: Hribal 2. Blocks: Hagle 1. Setting assists: Breanna Wallace 2.

Creston Team Two def. Clarinda, 15-25, 25-23, 1-10. Serve receive: Taylor Fredrickson 4-8. Serving: Hagle 7-9 (2), Faith Wilson 10-15 (3), Fredrickson 5-9 (1), Maitlen 7-10, Desi Osterhout 5-8 (3). Kills: Fredrickson 1. Setting assists: Maitlen 1.

Creston Team Three def. Clarinda, 25-13, 31-29, 14-16. Serve receive: Hribal 4-4, Kiera Huss 3-4, Ashton Carter 5-10. Serving: Hribal 17-21 (6), Huss 9-9 (2), Olivia Downing 7-9 (5), Kalan Bloodgood 10-13 (3).

Creston went 2-7 in seventh-grade volleyball action against Red Oak on Tuesday.

Red Oak beat Creston Team One 2-1, swept Team Two 3-0 and took a 2-1 win over Team Three.

Jaiden Stephens served 13-13 with an ace for Team One. Kalan Bloodgood served 11-14 for Team Three.

“Our serving needs to get better and we need to play at a consistent level,” said Creston coach Teri Keeler. “We need to find that instinct to win.”

Keeler said serve receive statistics are not listed because they were not kept by team members on the bench. Creston concludes the season today against Nodaway Valley in Greenfield.

Red Oak def. Creston Team One, 21-9, 21-13, 12-15. Serving: Jaiden Stephens 13-13 (1), Breanna Wallace 4-5 (2), Cayla Maitlen 6-8 (3), Kiersten Latham 3-5 (1). Setting assists: Mykenna Hribal 1. Kills: Breanna Wallace 1, Chloe Hagle 1. Blocks: Cayla Maitlen 1.

Red Oak def. Creston Team Two, 21-11, 21-5, 15-4.

Red Oak def. Creston Team Three, 21-13, 21-14, 12-15. Serving: Kalan Bloodgood 11-14, Hribal 5-7.

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