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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Spartans extend streak by sweeping Rebels

September 26, 2012
By TIMES-REPUBLICAN STAFF (sports@timesrepublican.com) , Times-Republican

GRUNDY CENTER - The Grundy Center volleyball team found its footing again after a rare two-loss weekend, whipping through Gladbrook-Reinbeck 3-0 in NICL West Division play here Tuesday night.

The Class 1A No. 1-ranked Spartans won their 24th consecutive conference match in convincing fashion, 25-12, 25-11, 25-16.

Sam Meyers led Grundy Center (20-4, 5-0) with 15 kills to go along with seven digs and 7-for-8 serving with three aces. Riley Ackerman returned to action for the first time in nearly two weeks and totaled eight kills, two solo blocks, 10 digs and 7-for-9 serving with an ace.

Setter Heather Hook was 18-for-20 serving with three aces, adding to it with 27 assists, five kills and 10 digs. Stephanie Faust finished with three kills and two blocks.

Riley Sents tallied a team-high 21 digs and was 8-for-8 with two service aces, while Peyton Ralston was 9-for-9 with an ace and 10 digs.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck (9-11, 2-3) was led by Britney Keller with five kills and 10-for-11 serving with two aces. Hayley Weber added three kills and Shelton Hatch had two. Jenny Schildroth posted seven assists, while Erin Wentzien led with 11 digs and was 8-for-9 serving with two aces.

The sweep gave Grundy Center its 61st straight set victory in NICL West play, a streak the Spartans hope to add to their next time out. East Marshall hosts Grundy Center next Tuesday in league play.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck goes to Waverly-Shell Rock for a tournament Saturday before hosting West Marshall in next Tuesday's NICL West contest.

West Marshall 3, AGWSR 0

STATE CENTER - West Marshall defeated NICL West foe AGWSR (5-16, 2-3) in three sets, 25-17, 25-17, 25-11.

Alarie Craven led the Trojans (13-8, 4-1) to victory serving 20-for-20 with four aces, to go along with 24 assists and five digs. Kaitlyn Nichols and Sydney Beals both had a team-high eight kills, and Whitney Benson had seven kills.

McKenna Hotopp led West Marshall with nine digs and Beals added five.

The Trojans go to the Madrid Tournament on Saturday, while AGWSR heads to Charles City.

South Tama 3, East Marshall 0

TAMA - South Tama improved to 3-2 in NICL West play with a three-set sweep of visiting East Marshall, 27-25, 25-18, 25-11.

East Marshall (2-12, 0-5) was led by Claire Johnson with seven kills and two blocks. Ashley Allen served 11-for-12 with three aces to go along with seven assists, while Haley Long had eight assists.

Madisen Hinegardner made 12 digs and Katie Roseland had 10. Callie Roseland served 9-for-11 with an ace, and both Roseland sisters had three kills.

East Marshall is off until next Tuesday when it hosts top-ranked Grundy Center. South Tama goes to the Cedar Rapids Prairie Invite on Saturday.

South Hardin 3, BCLUW 0

ELDORA - South Hardin (6-12, 2-3) pulled even with BCLUW in the NICL West standings with a 3-0 sweep of the Comets on Tuesday night, winning 25-11, 25-22, 25-23.

BCLUW (5-12, 2-3) was paced by Nicole Montgomery and Olivia Callaway with seven kills apiece, and Reeba Box added six kills. Box also served 16-for-16 while Nicolette Simpson went 11-for-11. Kendall Scurr was 8-for-9 with the team's only two aces.

Mallory Vawter made a team-best 14 digs and Callaway had 13 for the Comets, while Simpson finished with 20 assists. Box led with three blocks and Montgomery had two.

BCLUW goes to Waverly-Shell Rock for a tournament Saturday, while South Hardin heads to Hampton-Dumont.

North Tama 3, GMG 0

GARWIN - North Tama swept an Iowa Star Conference match from host GMG on Tuesday, 25-11, 25-19, 25-17.

Leading GMG was Sara Hinson and Mackenzie Burt with one kill apiece. Jennifer Borota had six digs and Abbie Duden added three.

Olivia Barrett had four total blocks while Mikaella Koster contributed one block, and both players had one service ace.

GMG has another Iowa Star home match slated for Thursday as Colo-NESCO visits Garwin. North Tama goes to Waterloo Christian School for a league tilt.

 
 

 

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