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Area volleyball roundup: Weekend tournaments galore leave area teams with early litmus tests

Mount Ayr 2, Pleasantville 0

Mount Ayr 2, Clarke 0

PLEASANTVILLE – Mount Ayr took both matches of its triangular Thursday, defeating Pleasantville and Clarke in straight sets 25-19, 25-18 and 25-15, 25-14.

The Raiderettes were 37-40 serving against P’ville and 41-42 against Clarke with six aces in total.

Keirston Klommhaus put together 15 kills over the two matches, leading Mount Ayr.

Sam Stewart had 20 digs as did Klommhaus in the two wins. Hayley Whittington dug up 19 balls in the two contests and Maddie Stewart had 13 digs in the win against Clarke.

The two wins put the Raiderettes at 5-1 this season.

East Union 2, Wayne 0

Southeast Warren 2, East Union 0

East Union 2, Wayne 0

East Union 2, Interstate 35 0

Albia 2,

East Union 1

CHARITON – East Union went 3-2 overall in its tournament Saturday at Chariton with two wins over Wayne (21-19, 21-3; 25-17, 25-22) and a victory over Interstate 35 (25-10, 25-13).

The Eagles dropped a contest to Pride of Iowa foe Southeast Warren (21-14, 21-18) and Albia (21-19, 15-21, 12-15).

In the two wins over Wayne, Rakenzy Pryor led the way in kills with 15 total. Megan Mitchell dished out 21 assists over the two games.

Pryor put together a team-best nine kills in the Eagles’ win over I-35 while Mitchell once again posted double-digit assist totals with 13.

The Eagles as a team had 11 aces against the Roadrunners. EU also had 11 aces in one of its wins over Wayne in which Olivia Cheers served eight of them.

Alissa Weinkoetz increasingly put together better kill totals with 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 kills in the five games for a total of 30 kills.

AC/GC 2, Southwest Valley 1

Denison-Schleswig 2, SWV 0

SWV 2, Heartland Christian 0

SWV 2, Griswold 0

GRISWOLD – The Timberwolves went 2-2 over the course of a tournament at Griswold on Saturday with wins coming over Heartland Christian (21-8, 21-11) and the host Griswold (21-10, 21-14).

In the win over Griswold SWV had 20 kills as a team with Jentry Schafer leading the way with nine. Lexie Haer was 11-of-11 serving with four aces in the win as Isabelle Inman added 16 assists.

Haer and Schafer led the way in kills in the wins over Heartland Christian with five apiece. Kayley Myers added three kills and was 13-13 serving with three aces.

Schafer had 14 combined kills in the two losses to AC/GC and Denison-Schleswig. Morgan Shuey also put together five kills and six digs in the loss to D-S.

Central Decatur 3, Lenox 1

LEON – Lenox took the opening set against Central Decatur Thursday before dropping the next three, falling 25-22, 23-25, 17-25, 15-25 to the Cardinals.

The Tigers were 74-76 serving with five aces in the loss. Brooke Miller was 16-16 from behind the line and added a team-best eight kills.

TJ Stoaks had seven kills and 16 digs while Lauren Christensen had four kills, nine assists, four blocks and three digs. Kayla Yzaguirre had 27 digs in the contest.

Stanton 2, Lenox 0

Shenandoah 2, Lenox 0

Lenox 2, Essex 0

Bedford 2, Lenox 0

SHENANDOAH – Lenox went 1-3 over the Shenandoah tournament Saturday with a win over Essex (21-18, 21-12) and losses to Stanton (21-8, 21-13), Shenandoah (21-17, 21-5) and Bedford (21-8, 21-11).

The Tigers were able to get their offense going in the win over Essex with 13 kills as a team, eight coming off the hand of Stoaks.

Lenox also had 10 aces in the win Austen David had four and Camryn Douglas added two.

In the three losses, the Tigers managed just 16 kills combined. Lenox had eight kills in the rematch loss to Bedford.

Yzaguirre had 20 digs combined in the three losses.

Nodaway Valley 3, Audubon 1

AUDUBON – Maddax DeVault and Corinne Bond let loose at the net in Nodaway Valley’s 3-1 win over Audubon Thursday.

DeVault smacked 12 kills while Bond put down 11 balls in a 25-15, 22-25, 25-8, 25-22 four-set win.

Lexi Shike passed out 28 assists and Natalie Yonker had 18 digs while McKynli Newbury picked up 11 balls headed to the floor.

The Wolverines were 93-97 serving with nine aces in the victory.

Mormon Trail 3, Diagonal 1

DIAGONAL – Diagonal convincingly took the first set from Mormon Trail before dropping the next three in a 25-14, 25-27, 21-25, 19-25 loss to the Saints Thursday.

Kayla Bentley had 10 digs and five kills for the Maroonettes while Emily Newton plugged away with 10 kills.

Erin Sobotka held down the setting duties with 18 assists. Bailey Taylor added six kills in the loss.

As a unit, the Maroonettes had 17 aces over the course of the contest.

Ankeny Christian Academy 3, Murray 0

ANKENY – ACA toppled Murray in straight sets on Sept. 6 26-24, 25-21, 25-16.

Klein led the Lady Mustangs in attacking with nine kills while Eggers contributed five put-aways.

Barber led the squad in assists with nine. Britta Callstrom added five of her own.

Decker (16-16) and Boles (12-12) were both perfect from the service line and added an ace apiece.

Murray 2, Twin Cedars 0

Murray 2, Pleasantville 1

Ankeny Christian Academy 2, Murray 0

TWIN CEDARS – Murray went 2-1 in its three matches at Twin Cedars Saturday, starting with a sweep in straight sets over the hosts, Twin Cedars, 21-11, 21-14.

Klein was 12-14 on the attack with 10 kills to her name. Kelli Romero went 10-12 and put away eight kills.

Barber and Callstrom were once again the passing leaders with 10 and seven assists, respectively.

As a team, the Lady Mustangs went 38-40 from the service line and had five aces.

The Lady Mustangs also picked up a win in their second match of the day, defeating Pleasantville 21-15, 13-21, 15-7.

The Lady Mustangs only had eight kills as a unit, but 41 digs with Callstrom leading the way with 13. Klein and Decker both scooped up six balls as well.

In their second early-season meeting, the Lady Mustangs couldn’t slip by Ankeny Christian Academy, falling 22-20, 21-17.

Klein and Romero had five and four kills, respectively while attacking.

As a team, Murray was 30-34 serving with a lone ace. Callstrom put together six assists and five digs in the loss.

Murray sits at 3-2 after the loss.

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