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More ‘W’s’ for SWCC

Spartans picking up wins in bunches now

Southwestern Community College freshman Jacy Stoaks (12) of Lenox and sophomore Sydney Maynes (6) 
of Corning form a block against Southeast Nebraska's Stevie Tobin during Monday's match.
Southwestern Community College freshman Jacy Stoaks (12) of Lenox and sophomore Sydney Maynes (6) of Corning form a block against Southeast Nebraska's Stevie Tobin during Monday's match.

LAMONI — The SWCC women’s volleyball team won three of four matches over the weekend.

SWCC defeated Graceland JV Sunday 25-19, 25-22, then fell to Baker University JV 27-25, 25-23.

Jada Perkins led the Spartans with nine kills in the win over the Yellowjackets. Taylor Damewood contributed 14 assists, Ashley Koppli had 13 digs and Perkins added 12 digs.

Damewood and Ashley Porter both tallied nine assists in the loss to Baker. Hannah Ryan led the Spartans with eight kills.

SWCC picked up two more wins, one over the Iowa Central JV 25-18, 25-22 and over another Graceland JV unit 25-22, 25-17.

Perkins totalled nine kills and 14 digs in the win ocer ICCC. Ryan led the Spartans with 14 digs. Both Damewood and Porter totalled 10 assists apiece.

Perkins once again had nine kills in the win over the second Graceland JV unit (Sting), Damewood boosted up 10 assists and Kopplin had nine digs.

Spartans turn tables on SCC

Monday at home, the Spartans swept Southeast Community College 25-16, 25-21, 25-21.

They did this despite Kelcie Shields being out of action for precautionary issues tied to an undisclosed injury.

The Sparans had alread fell at the hands of the same SCC team earlier this season 3-0, and twice last year 3-2, 3-2.

“It was nice to see how far we’ve progressed,” SWCC coach Aleesha Cleaver said. “To see us grow and develop and get after it tonight it was fun to see.”

Hannah Ryan and Jada Perkins were dynamic on the attack with 10 kills apiece. Damewood and Porter shared setting duties once more, combining for 30 assists.

Perkins led the Spartans with 16 digs, Porter and Ashley Kopplin totalled 14 apiece, and Hannah Ryan added 11. The Spartans repeatedly kept points alive, limited mistakes, and stuck to what they intended to do coming in.

“We’re not making silly mistakes and we followed the game plan and we knew what they intended to do,” Cleaver said.

Sydney Maynes was a force at the net with five assisted blocks and one solo block.

Jacy Stoaks of Lenox saw some of her most extended time of the season and had a season-high four block assists to go with four digs and two kills. Emily Williams had three block assists and Perkins added two more.

‘We were super scrappy too,” Cleaver said. “Tere were some big hustle plays and it was nice to see.”

SWCC won at Iowa Lakes in four sets on Wednesday 25-18, 25-17, 18-25, 25-18. More results from that win when statistics become available.

The Spartans have now won six of their last seven matches and eight of their last 10.

“We want to find our groove at that time,” Cleaver said. “If we get in a good spot in the conference, we can play with anybody.”

SWCC (15-18) plays host to Neosho County Community College Saturday at 1 p.m.

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