SPORTS SHORTS: Waukee laps Bobcats in the pool
WAUKEE — The Marshalltown girls’ swimming and diving team got an up-close look at one of the top teams in the CIML Iowa Conference as well as the state, as the Bobcats fell to host Waukee on Tuesday, 145-41.
The Warriors captured at least the top two spots in each swimming event — and the top three in most of them — in running away with the conference dual.
Marshalltown’s ray of sunshine on this night was junior diver Hannah Taylor, who won the six-dive competition with a total score of 247.60. She was comfortably in front of Waukee’s Mali McGregor (210.90), while Mia Rasmusson gave the Bobcats a 1-3 finish with her total score of 205.20.
Marshalltown’s best finish in the pool was a pair of third-place results. Cori Jorgenson got the bronze in the 50-yard freestyle with her time of 27.80 seconds, while the Bobcats’ 200 freestyle relay team of Jorgenson, CeCe Waltermire, Riley Robinson and Emma Pfantz placed third in a combined time of 1:56.62.
Waukee was otherwise in control, capturing as many as the top five finishes in three events and the top four in two more.
Marshalltown is back in action next Tuesday night with a dual at West Des Moines Valley.
West Marshall upends No. 13 BCLUW
STATE CENTER — The West Marshall volleyball team closed its home slate with a four-set victory over Class 1A No. 13 BCLUW, beating the Comets 25-21, 20-25, 28-26, 25-22, in Tuesday’s NICL West Division contest.
The host Trojans (12-18, 3-3) completed conference play on the right foot, fighting back from a 20-13 deficit in the third set to take a 2-1 lead with a 28-26 victory.
Renae Schaper led West Marshall with 13 kills, while Teresa Disney finished with 12 kills, four blocks and 13-for-16 serving with two aces. Attiyah Lazard added seven kills and four blocks, Payton Halverson had five kills and one block, and Mary Wilkey added four kills and two blocks.
Halverson led the Trojan defense with 21-for-22 serving with four aces as well as 18 digs. Avery Randall, stepping in at libero for injured starter Morgan Cripps, racked up 12 digs.
Hana Hohnstein ended the night with 21 assists, eclipsing 1,500 assists for her career to go with five kills, 10 digs and 19-for-20 serving with three aces. Grace de Neui went 15-for-17 with four service aces, and Clara Dee chipped in 3-for-3 serving with one ace.
On the other side of the net, BCLUW (17-12, 4-2) was led by Madison Ubben with 12 kills, five blocks and 21-for-22 serving. Lizzie Garber had eight kills and a team-high 21 digs, while Jade Hammers had eight kills and 15 digs. Allison Engle distributed 29 assists to go with her 14 digs, and Kennedy Williams pitched in with four kills and 20 digs. Eden Wilson also had four kills.
Skye Teckenburg pitched in by going 15-for-15 serving with an ace and adding 10 digs.
West Marshall competes at BCLUW’s tournament on Saturday in Conrad.