COUNCIL BLUFFS — Southwestern Community College swept through two league opponents Friday at the Reiver Festival.
The Spartans improved to 19-8 for the season by beating Iowa Central 25-17, 25-23, 25-12; and Iowa Lakes 25-20, 25-18, 25-17.
Alex Duffy served 13-of-14 with an ace along with nine kills against Iowa Central, which fell to 12-15.
Janaya Fox served 17-17 with four aces and Allyson Kocour added nine kills in the win over Iowa Lakes (3-21).
“It was a good weekend for our girls to come in and win both of these matches,” SWCC coach Melissa Blessington said. “Anytime you play regional teams in tournament play you want to make sure that you get the wins. I am glad our team beat Iowa Central again because it is hard to beat a team twice. It was nice to see what Iowa Lakes can do because we will see them later on and that will count for regional seeding.”
The Spartans have another key matchup for regional placement tonight in a 6:30 p.m. home match against Southeastern (5-2 league, 23-4 overall). SWCC is 4-2 in the conference, so the victor has the short-term advantage in third place behind No. 4-ranked Kirkwood and DMACC.
SWCC 3, Iowa Central 0
Serving (aces) — Alex Duffy 13-14 (1).
Attacks (kills) — Allyson Kocour 9, Alex Duffy 9, Shelby Sullivan 9, Jenna Casey 9, Mel Mangrum 8.
Setting (assists) — Cassidy Yong 42.
Digs — Molly Schimp 24, Serena Yong 12.
Blocks — Duffy 2, Kocour 2.
SWCC 3, Iowa Lakes 0
Serving (aces) — Janaya Fox 17-17 (4).
Attacks (kills) — Kocour 9, Mangrum 7, Jenna Casey 7, Shelby Sullivan 6, Duffy 6.
Setting (assists) — C. Yong 34.
Digs — Schimp 17, Ashley Strong 11.