January 25, 2021

Area volleyball roundup: Tigers take first win

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Lenox 3,
Bedford 1

LENOX – Lenox knocked off rival Bedford 3-1 Tuesday afternoon.

Bedford took the first set 25-16 before Lenox rattled off three-consecutive wins 25-19, 25-23 and 25-16.

Lauren Christensen had 28 assists while TJ Stoaks capitalized with 14 kills. Jordan England also had double-digit kills with 10. Stoaks also had 18 digs while Christensen had 16.

Lamoni 3, Diagonal 0

LAMONI – Diagonal dropped its season opener 3-0 to Lamoni Tuesday.

Diagonal struggled in the first game of the season, falling 25-10, 25-6 and 25-9.

Tybee Plowman was 3-for-5 on serves with two aces. Lauren Burton and Jordyn Overholser had one dig each.

Maryville R-II 3, Southwest
Valley 0

CORNING – Southwest Valley fell to Maryville R-II 3-0 Tuesday.

The Wolverines dropped all three sets, losing 25-13, 25-19 and 25-8.

Marah Larsen had 10 kills while Kyli Aldrich had two blocks for the Timberwolves.

Central Decatur 3, East Union 2

AFTON – East Union fell to Pride of Iowa opponent Central Decatur 3-2 Tuesday evening.

The Eagles won second set 31-29 and the third set 25-20. Central Decatur won the first set 25-22, fourth set 25-23 and fifth set 15-13.

Karah Kirkland had 30 kills while Elizabeth Hardy finished with 28 assists. Mikenna Cass went 32-for-34 serving with eight aces.

Tri-Center 2, Nodaway
Valley 0

CLARINDA – Nodaway Valley fell to Tri-Center 2-0 in the championship of the Clarinda Tournament Saturday.

The Wolverines fell just shy in both sets, losing 24-22 and 22-20.

Maddax DeVault was 9-for-9 from serve and racked up 11 digs and six kills. Corinne Bond also had six kills.

Nodaway Valley 2, Shenandoah 0

CLARINDA – Nodaway Valley took down Shenandoah 2-0 at the Clarinda Tournament Saturday.

Nodaway Valley took a 21-17 win in the first set and rolling the second, taking it 21-10.

Lexi Shike had 13 assists for the Wolverines. Whitney Lamb had two blocks and five digs.

Nodaway Valley 2, West Central Valley 0

CLARINDA – Nodaway Valley blew through West Central Valley 2-0 at the Clarinda Tournament Saturday.

The Wolverines took commanding wins in both sets, winning 21-13 and 21-7.

Bond had 10 kills with Shike contributing for 14 assists. Natalie Yonker had 10 digs while DeVault went 11-for-11 from serve.

Nodaway Valley 2, Tri-Center 0

CLARINDA – Nodaway Valley knocked off Tri-Center 2-0 at the Clarinda Tournament Saturday.

Nodaway Valley edged out 21-15 and 22-20 wins in the opening round of the tournament.

Emma Perkey had two blocks in the match while Bond had 14 digs.

Mount Ayr 3, Essex 1

ESSEX – Mount Ayr defeated Essex 3-1 Thursday, Sept. 3.

The Raiders dropped the first set 25-13, but won three-consecutive sets 25-17, 25-18 and 25-23.

Stats were unavailable at time of press.

Lenox 3, Interstate 35 0

TRURO – Lenox picked up its first win of the season with a 3-0 victory over Interstate 35 Thursday, Sept. 3.

The Tigers made quick work of the Roadrunners, winning 25-17, 25-14 and 25-11.

Cassidy Nelson had 11 digs to lead the team. Stoaks had nine aces on 17 successful attempts.

CAM 3, East Union 1

AFTON – East Union lost to CAM 3-1 Tuesday, Sept. 1.

The Eagles forced a fourth set, winning the third 25-14, but lost the first two 25-15 and 25-14. The fourth and final set went the Cougars’ way, rolling with a 25-17 win.

Grace Nixon had 10 kills on 20 attempts and four blocks. Mikenna Cass had 13 digs.

“We are improving every time we play. Game experience is what is needed and what we are looking forward to,” East Union head coach Gail Thatcher said.

Southwest Valley 3, Central Decatur 0

CORNING – Southwest Valley took down Central Decatur 3-0 Tuesday, Sept. 1.

The Timberwolves dominated the first two sets 25-7 and 25-11 before edging out a 25-23 set three win.

Larsen had seven kills while Isabelle Inman recorded 15 assists. Larsen also had two blocks. Maggie Haer had nine digs while Norah Lund had eight of her own.

“I thought we came out ready to play tonight. Our energy level was much higher,” Southwest Valley head coach Lindsey Wetzel said. “We were really focusing on our energy level, minimizing our unforced errors and improving out serving from (Monday’s) match against Creston.”

East Mills 3, Lenox 1

LENOX – Lenox lost its third straight match Tuesday, Sept. 1, falling to East Mills 3-1.

The Tigers edged out a 25-23 win in the first set, but lost the next three 25-15, 25-7 and 25-21.

Stoaks had eight kills on 24 attack attempts and seven blocks. Caitlyn Maynes had nine digs.