Mount Ayr 3,
MOUNT AYR — Mount Ayr took a closely-contested Pride of Iowa match against Lenox Tuesday, 25-15, 22-25, 18-25, 25-19, 15-11.
“We started off on fire and everything was going right,” said Mount Ayr coach Tori Braby. “Lenox picked up its play and was able to cover all of the holes. But we didn’t give up, and were determined to come out on top.”
Blair Glendenning went 15-17 on serve receive with seven digs to key the defensive effort. Kelcie Shields was strong at the net with eight kills and three blocks. Macy Larsen had a solid all-around match with 10 assists, 22-24 serving, 8-10 serve receive and six digs. Paige Daughton hit nine kills.
For Lenox, Aurora Arevalo had nine kills, served 10-11 with four aces and hustled for a team-high 16 digs. Bethany Christensen contributed 15-19 serving with five aces, 13 digs and a team-high 13 setting assists. Katie Dukes led the team with 10 kills and 15 digs and went 17-18 at the service line. Morgan Miller was 18-20 serving with three aces and had six assists.
SW Valley 3, Nodaway Valley 0
CORNING — Southwest Valley swept Nodaway Valley 25-12, 25-19, 25-19.
Southwest Valley coach Lindsay Wetzel said her team bounced back well from a poor effort the previous night against Stanton. As a team, the Timberwolves were 90 percent.
Marie Palmer had 13 kills, went 7-10 serving and had three solo blocks for Corning. Sydney Maynes had nine kills and four solo blocks. Sierra Sleep was solid in the back row with 16 digs while serving 20-20 with four aces.
“We started off the night a little sluggish and weren’t moving together as a team,” said NV coach Hannah West. “We came together for the second and third games. Our block wasn’t big enough to stop their middles. Southwest Valley was a very scrappy team with very strong hitters.”
Rachel Jacobson served 15-15 with an ace and had nine setting assists for Nodaway Valley. Josie Carter also had nine assists and served 12-13. Sidney Hohertz served 11-11 with an ace and hit five kills. Christine Gross had a team-high seven kills and Katy Ehrsam led the Wolverines with 10 digs.