East Union 3,
Mt. Ayr 2
MOUNT AYR — East Union had early momentum in the match, lost it for two sets, then regained it just in time late in the fifth set in a 25-15, 27-25, 22-25, 8-25, 16-14 victory over Mount Ayr Tuesday.
The Eagles improved to 10-13, while Mount Ayr slipped to 3-19 in the competitive loss.
“Another hard-fought battle,” said Mount Ayr coach Tori Braby. “We started off kind of slow, but we took a gut check and came back to make it go five sets. Our record definitely doesn’t show the talent we put on the floor, but we are going to keep pushing on.”
Braby said East Union covered the floor well and made it difficult to chalk up kills. Kelcie Shields sparked Mount Ayr at the net in the final three sets, getting 15 kills and nine total blocks. Blair Glendenning was strong on serve receive passing at 9-10 with three digs. Paige Daughton had 53 hits while managing 12 kills against the strong Eagle defense. Brook Rychnovsky had a team-high 14 digs. Macy Larsen and Shelbie Greene had 15 and 10 setting assists, respectively.
East Union statistics were not available at press time.
Nodaway Valley 3, Lenox 0
LENOX — Nodaway Valley swept Lenox Tuesday night, 25-16, 25-14, 25-9.
Sidney Hohertz hit a team-high seven kills while serving 17-17 with three aces. Christine Gross smacked six kills and served 10-11. Josie Carter served 23-24 with a team-best four aces along with nine digs and nine setting assists. Rachel Jacobson had 10 assists and Megan McIntosh served 19-21 with three aces for Nodaway Valley (8-14).
“The girls have a lot of enthusiasm and energy that they were missing at the beginning of the season,” NV coach Hannah West said. “They also stepped on the court with a lot of determination and it made a huge impact. Everyone played well and came together as a team.”
Lenox (2-20) was let by Regan Tullberg at the net with four kills. Katie Dukes added three kills along with four digs and 5-6 serving with two aces. Morgan Miller had five assists and served 7-8 with one ace. Hannah Mitchell had six digs and Shantelle Brown was 6-7 serving with four digs.