Area volleyball

Published: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 1:34 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 7:10 a.m. CDT

Murray 3,

Ankeny Christian 0

MURRAY — Tenth-ranked Murray improved to 17-1 overall and 6-0 in the Bluegrass Conference with a 25-15, 25-18, 25-17 victory over Ankeny Christian.

Hanna Barber served 16-of-17 with seven aces with 16 kills and 10-11 serve receive. Megan Oswald had seven kills with a team-high 10 digs. Kate Patton was 19-19 serving and had 26 serving aces. Madison Gonseth served 12-13 with four aces and a team-high four blocks. Megan Oswald had a team-high 10 digs.

“We played all-around good games in our last regular season match,” coach Jerry Shields said. “Our serve receive could have been a little better, but for the most part all aspects of the game were good.”

Murray plays in the Martensdale-St. Marys Tournament Saturday.

Clarinda 2,

SW Valley 0

CLARINDA — Clarinda defeated Southwest Valley in the Southwest Valley Quadrangular Thursday, 25-16, 25-13.

Coach Lindsay Wetzel said her team did not play at its usual level against the Hawkeye 10 opponent, and fell to 16-5 for the season.

“We were emotionally, physically and mentally not in the match,” Wetzel said. “We need to have fire, focus and intensity in every match we play. Our passing and serve receive struggled. Therefore, we were playing out of system too much.”

The one bright spot was Southwest Valley’s scrappy defense against a strong Cardinal attack. Kelsie Kinman led the team with 11 digs and Sierra Sleep added seven. Sydney Mayines had two blocks and five kills. Marie Palmer had a team-high nine kills. Sharing the setting were Casaundra Currin with eight assists and Caitlyn Damewood with seven.

Lenox 3, O-M 1

ORIENT — Katie Dukes had a big overall night as Lenox got past Orient-Macksburg 25-14, 16-25, 25-5, 25-15.

Dukes served 24-of-24 with eight aces and also contributed eight digs and 13 kills.

Morgan Miller served 17-18 with five aces and had seven setting assists. Bethany Christensen led the team with 14 assists and eight digs. Shantelle Brown served 15-16 with four aces and seven digs. Aurora Arevalo led the Tigers with 15 kills. Chelsie Dukes served 13-14 with four aces.

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