CONRAD - South Tama captured the team title at the Comet Round Robin on Saturday on the strength of its match record, breaking away from a three-way tie atop the tournament standings.
South Tama, Aplington-Parkersburg and North Polk all tied with 4-1 match records but the Trojans (5-2) went 9-2 in games. North Polk (9-3) was 8-3 while Aplington-Parkersburg (10-1) went 8-4 after suffering its first loss of the season to North Polk.
Tournament host BCLUW was blanked in five matches, winning just one game in falling to 1-5 after the first week of the season.
The Comets' most contested loss of the day was against Benton, when the Bobcats escaped with a 21-19, 8-21, 15-13 triumph.
Reeba Box led BCLUW with 21 kills and six blocks, while Olivia Callaway racked up 20 kills and four blocks. Box also served 28-for-28 with two aces.
Kendall Scurr had 14 kills and was 35-for-36 serving with an ace. Nicole Montgomery added 10 kills and was 31-for-33 with a team-high five aces.
Comet Round Robin
Team Standings - 1. South Tama 4-1, 2. North Polk 4-1, 3. Aplington-Parkersburg 4-1, 4. Hudson 2-3, 5. Benton Community 1-4, 6. BCLUW 0-5.
South Tama 21-21, Hudson 12-19
South Tama 21-21, Benton 14-5
South Tama 21-21, North Polk 18-14
South Tama 21-21, BCLUW 16-19
North Polk 21-21, BCLUW 18
North Polk 21-18-15, Hudson 15-21-12
North Polk 21-21, Aplington-P'burg 18-18
North Polk 21-21, Benton 17-10
Aplington-Parkersburg 21-21, BCLUW 12-15
Aplington-P'burg 21-21, Hudson 19-16
Aplington-P'burg 21-21-15, Benton 23-11-12
Aplington-P'burg 22-21-16, S.Tama 24-14-14
Hudson 21-21, BCLUW 19-12
Hudson 21-21, Benton 11-15
Benton 21-8-15, BCLUW 19-21-13
Nicollete Simpson amassed 65 assists and led the squad with 17 digs.
BCLUW goes on the road for a pair of NICL West Division matches this week, traveling to face Class 1A No. 1 Grundy Center on Tuesday and then Gladbrook-Reinbeck Thursday.