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Middle school volleyball

Published: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 1:32 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 7:10 a.m. CDT

7th grade

CLARINDA — Creston seventh-graders won five of nine sets against Clarinda Tuesday.

Creston Team One swept Clarinda 3-0, yielding only 13 points in three sets.

“Once again strong serving led us to the wins,” said coach Teri Keeler. Jaxie Luther had 16 ace serves and three kills.

Clarinda beat Creston Team Two 2-1, Keeler said serving was much better in game three but the team needed more consistent passing to win. Clarinda also won 2-1 against Creston Team Three in an exciting 15-13 finish.

Creston Team One def. Clarinda, 25-7, 25-4, 15-2 — Passing: Jaxie Luther 8-9, Brielle Baker 2-3, Taylor Buxton 3-4, Megan Haley 4-4, Saige Rice 2-2, Breanna Ross 3-4. Serving (aces): Luther 22-24 (16), Baker 9-10 (5), Buston 4-4 (1), Haley 18-18 (7), Rice 4-5 (2). Setting (assists): Buxton 10-10 (4), Luther 3-3, Rice 3-3. Kills: Luther 3, Buston 2, Rice 2, Ross (5). Blocks: Buxton 1, Ross 1.

Clarinda def. Creston Team Two, 25-18, 25-19, 7-15 — Passing: Grace Root 15-22, Caitlyn Bargstadt 9-16. Serving (aces): Root 17-19 (8), Laura Weis 4-8 (3), Devon Buls 8-11 (5), Sadie Green 3-6 (1). Setting (assists): Root 8-11 (1), Weis 3-3, Buls 13-17 (1). Kills: Buls 2, Weis 1.

Clarinda def. Creston Team Three, 25-18, 22-25, 15-13 — Passing: Hailey Arendt 3-3, Micha Stephens 8-12. Serving (aces): Arendt 13-17 (5), Shelby Huntsman 4-9 (2), Briana Pearson 7-8 (2), Caitlyn Bargstadt 5-8 (2).

8th grade

CLARINDA — Creston won three of nine sets in action against Clarinda Tuesday.

Each of the three Creston teams fell in 2-1 matches.

“All levels of the eighth-grade volleyball team are improving,” coach Jan Lesan said. “We played some very close games that could have went either way.”

Clarinda def. Creston Team One, 21-25, 25-23, 15-13 — Serving (aces): Cayla Maitlen 9-12 (4), Kiersten Latham 6-9 (3), McKenna Hribal 12-13 (2), Brenna Wallace 9-10 (3), Taylor Fredrickson 5-7 (1), Jaiden Stephens 6-6 (2), Chloe Hagle 2-4 (1), Team 49-61 for 80 percent. Kills: Latham 3, Maitlen 2, Hribal 2, Hagle 1, Fredrickson 1. Blocks: Fredrickson 2. Serve receive: Hagle 10-12, Stephens 4-5, Maitlen 4-5, Fredrickson 9-14, Latham 2-3, Team 31-42 for 74 percent.

Clarinda def. Creston Team Two, 20-25, 25-18, 18-16 — Serving (aces): Faith Wilson 13-15 (5), Taylor McDonald 11-15 (5), Maitlen 9-10 (2), Sophia Groumoutis 7-11 (1), Kierra Huss 4-5, Team 46-61 for 75 percent. Kills: Huss 4, Groumoutis 2, Paige Parson 1, Maitlen 1, Angel Stow 1. Serve receive: Wilson 9-12, Parson 7-12, Huss 6-10, Maitlen 2-2, Team 27-48 for 56 percent.

Clarinda def. Creston Team Three 25-13, 20-25, 17-15 — Serving (aces): Taylor McDonald 12-13 (5), Danielle Ukabi 13-13 (4), Victoria Bohra 10-11 (1), Wallace 3-5 (1), Macy Andreasen 2-5 (1), Team 45-54 for 83 percent. Kills: Kendra Stewart 2, Ukabi 2, Andreasen 1, Sydney Martin 1. Serve receive: Stewart 6-8, Cassidy Conley 5-7, Andreasen 4-6, McDonald 3-4, Wallace 2-2, Team 25-46 for 54 percent.

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