East Union 2
BEDFORD — Senior Madison Walston had 15 kills to lead Bedford to a hard-fought 25-15, 21-25, 21-25, 25-16, 15-9 Pride of Iowa Conference victory over East Union Tuesday night.
Kara Streebin and Caitlyn Bonde each had eight kills for the Bulldogs (13-15). Rachel Armstrong had 34 setting assists. Danielle Henry served 27-28 with three aces. Bonde had a team-high 12 digs.
Libero Brittany Malone had a strong passing night for East Union (4-8), finishing with 19 digs and going 34-36 on serve receive. Kelsey Hoff served 19-21 with an ace. McKayle Dudney matched Bedford’s Walton by hitting 15 kills.
Kali Mertens added 12 kills for the Eagles, and Hoff added 10. Courtney Phelps served 17-20 and Dudney was 11-11.
SW Valley 0
VILLISCA — Stanton swept Southwest Valley Monday night, 25-12, 25-23, 25-21.
Marie Palmer had a team-high eight kills and served 10-11 with three aces for Southwest Valley. Kelsie Kinman was 14-16 serving with five assists, and seven digs. Mikayla Dolch had a team-high 12 digs. Caitlyn Damewood had nine of the team’s 16 setting assists.
“We definitely did not play our best volleyball tonight,” SW Valley coach Lindsay Wetzel said. “We were slow on defense and didn’t move our feet well enough on serve receive. We had a negative hitting efficiency in games one and two, and you aren’t going to win many sets with that. When we were running our offensive sets, things were going well and we were putting the ball down.”
Serving was also a downfall for the Timberwolves, finishing 84 percent at the line.
AFTON — Mount Ayr went 0-3 at the East Union Invitational Saturday.
The Raiderettes started slowly in a 21-17, 21-15 loss to East Mills. Leah Klejch had three kills, Blair Glendenning had eight digs and Shelbie Greene served 6-6.
Winterset defeated Mount Ayr 21-10, 21-16, but Blair Glendenning had a big match for the Raiderettes. She had four kills, four digs, went 3-3 serving and 9-10 on serve receive.
Coach Tori Braby said the Raiderettes played some of their best volleyball of the season as tournament champion Shenandoah managed a 20-22, 21-16, 15-11 victory.
“We talked a lot about how to compete on the floor and we competed at our full potential,” Braby said. “Our serve receive was 85 percent, and we had been averaging around 60 percent.”
Kelcie Shields was 11-11 serving with eight kills, five blocks and three digs in the match for Mount Ayr.