GRUNDY CENTER - The Class 2A No. 10-ranked Grundy Center volleyball team opened the season with three match victories at its home quadrangular, turning back Hudson (25-22, 22-25, 18-16), AGWSR (25-8, 25-22) and West Branch (25-22, 25-20).
Stephanie Faust led the Spartans with 27 kills and had three blocks, 27 digs and served 26-for-26 with three aces. Riley Sents served 27-for-28 with three aces and totaled 57 digs, while Katie Lindeman had 23 kills. Noel Saak contributed 13 kills and four blocks, while Kennedy Buss had 11 kills and one block.
Peyton Ralston totaled 37 assists and Alyssa Mathews had 31.
AGWSR went 0-3 on the evening, falling to West Branch (25-2, 25-14) and Hudson (25-18, 25-15). Hudson edged West Branch (25-23, 20-25, 15-12).
Grundy Center hosts Denver Thursday, while AGWSR hosts Aplington-Parkersburg.
Redhawks, Mustangs at BP
Valley 25-25-25, Marshalltown 17-18-13
BCLUW 25-25-25, GMG 17-6-10
South Tama 30-27-25, Grinnell 28-25-10
At Belle Plaine Quad
North Tama 25-26, East Marshall 11-24
Belle Plaine 25-25, North Tama 21-23
East Marshall 25-25, Valley Lutheran 6-16
At Grundy Center Quad
Grundy Center 25-22-17, Hudson 21-25-15
West Branch 25-25, AGWSR 2-14
Grundy Center 25-25, AGWSR 8-22
Hudson 25-20-15, West Branch 23-25-12
Grundy Center 25-25, West Branch 22-20
Hudson 25-25, AGWSR 18-15
BELLE PLAINE - North Tama's up-and-down ways continued. Following a 2-0 sweep of East Marshall, the Redhawks lost a 2-0 decision to the host Plainsmen Tuesday.
North Tama (4-3) held off East Marshall 25-11, 26-24, before falling to Belle Plaine 25-21, 25-23.
Anna Kvidera sparked the Redhawks in the opener with 16 assists, three kills and three block assists, while serving 11-of-12 with an ace. Josie Youel tacked on 10 kills and seven digs.
Youel paced the Redhawks against Belle Plaine with nine kills to go with four digs. Kvidera dished out 11 assists and Kopriva came up with seven digs.
East Marshall won its second match, defeating Valley Lutheran 25-6, 25-16.
For the night, Claire Johnson led the Mustangs with seven kills and Sam Earley had six. Ashley Allen totaled eight assists and Haley Long had seven. Madisen Hinegardner totaled 14 digs, while Kelsea Anderson had seven digs and served 27-for-28 with 10 aces.