Area volleyball

Published: Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 1:09 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 7:10 a.m. CDT

Earlham 3, Lenox 0

LENOX — Earlham swept Lenox Thursday night, 25-11, 25-13, 25-12.

Katie Dukes had five kills for Lenox and served 5-5. Bethany Christensen had vie setting assists. Aurora Arevalo had a team-high 11 digs with three total blocks. She also served 5-5.

Shanetlle Brown had nine digs and served 7-7 with one ace for Lenox (0-12), which travels to Mount Ayr Tuesday.

Murray 3, O-M 0

MURRAY — Tenth-ranked Murray improved to 5-0 with a 25-5, 25-11, 25-23 victory over Orient-Macksburg Thursday night.

The Bulldogs fell to 1-6 overall and 1-4 in the Bluegrass Conference.

Hannah Barber was a force for the Mustangs with 12 kills while hitting 23-25. Cheyanne Ashby hit 12-16 with six kills.

Kate Patton had an efficient night, serving 22-23 with eight aces while setting 48-49 with 30 assists. Barber served 12-12 with seven aces and McKenzie Case was perfect in 10 serves with four aces.

Megan Oswald had a team-high eight digs and was 6-10 on serve receive. Chellsea Jones had six digs and went 5-5 in receiving serve.

“We played well in all the games, but in the third we let them stick around with us,” Murray coach Jerry Shields said. “We stopped communicating and attacking.”

Murray plays in the Wayne of Corydon Tournament on Saturday. Statistics for Orient-Macksburg were not available at press time.

I-35 triangular

TRURO — Mount Ayr lost two matches in Pride of Iowa triangular competition Tuesday night.

Interstate 35 defeated the Raiderettes 25-19, 26-24. Tessa Shields served 15-17 with three aces for Mount Ayr, and Shelbie Greene served 11-1 with one ace.

Paige Daughton had six kills and nine digs for the Raiderettes. Greene had six assists and Macy Larsen had seven. Brook Rychnovsky had nine digs.

“We may too many little mistakes,” Mount Ayr coach Tori Braby said. “Our setters did a decent job getting the attackers the ball, but we just could not finish. We were up 20-16 and let down our guard, and I-35 went on a roll.”

Pleasantville defeated the Raiderettes 25-14, 25-17.

Kelcie Shields and Paige Daughton each served 6-7 and combined for three aces. Daughton also led the team with five kills and 10 digs. Greene had six assists and Larsen chipped in with five. Allie Shields hit four kills.

“We did not show up mentally to play,” Braby said. “We started off in the hole and that is where we stayed. Volleyball is a huge momentum game and it was never swung in our direction against Pleasantville.”

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