WAUKEE — No. 10-ranked Murray stayed undefeated with a 25-15, 25-18, 25-17 victory over Iowa Christian Academy Thursday.
Hannah Barber had 14 kills and went 6-7 on serve receive for the Mustangs (13-0 overall, 5-0 conference.)
Iowa Christian fell to 2-11 and 1-4.
“Another key conference win against a very young and upcoming ICA team,” Murray coach Jerry Shields said. “They are all freshmen and sophomores and are going to be a team to be aware of down the road.”
Megan Oswald and Cheyanne Ashby each added eight kills for Murray. Kate Patton and Oswald each served 10-10 with an ace, and Chellsea Jones had three aces while serving 9-9. Ashby had a team-high six aces while going 13-14 at the service line.
Patton was steady in her setting role, going 64-65 with 34 assists. McKenzie Case was 12-13 in serve receive.
SW Valley Invitational
CORNING — Host Southwest Valley went 6-0 for the day in winning its own invitational tournament Saturday.
After pool play, Southwest Valley topped Lenox in elimination tournament action, 21-12, 21-18, and beat Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 21-17, 21-12.
“The girls really did a great job at our home tourney on Saturday.,” coach Lindsay Wetzel said. “They played well in all areas of the game. We were able to get lots of reserves in throughout the day as well.”
For the day, Kelsie Kinman had 12 ace serves, Marie Palmer hit 39 kills, Sierra Sleep had a team-high 33 digs and setting assists were shared by Caitlyn Damewood (42) and Casaundra Currin (34). Sydney Maynes added 20 kills for the Timberwolves.
Katie Dukes moved to libero for Lenox in the tournament round against Southwest Valley and was 18-of-25 in serve receive as the Tigers competed in a close match. Bethany Christiansen had four setting assists in that match. Dukes, Christiansen and Aurora Arevalo led the hitting attack.
During the day, Nodaway Valley beat Lenox 2-0, swept CAM 2-0, beat Exira/EH-K 2-1, and lost in straight sets to Southwest Valley.
“We played Exira/EH-K again in the single elimination tournament after having a long break, and we didn’t come out with as much energy and lost 2-0,” coach Hannah West said.
Against Lenox, Christine Gross had six kills and served 11-11 with two aces. Sidney Hohertz had eight assists and 13 digs. Josie Carter added eight setting assists.
In the win over CAM, Carter had nine assist and served 9-11 with four aces. Katy Ehrsam had a team-high nine digs. Megan Eblen and Hohertz each had four kills.
In the 2-1 pool play win over Exira/EHK, Hohertz hit eight kills, Rachel Jacobson had 10 assists and Carter was 12-12 serving.
In the loss to Southwest Valley, Gross had six kills, Hohertz served 8-9 with two aces and Carter had seven assists.