PREP VOLLEYBALL: Bobcats, Comets and Trojans split games at Roland-Story Tournament
STORY CITY — Marshalltown, BCLUW and South Tama all had mixed nights at the Roland-Story Tournament held Monday night.
Marshalltown (7-8) went 2-1 on the night and lost in the championship game to hosts Roland-Story. Each game went to three sets for the Bobcats, starting off with a 2-1 victory over South Hardin. The Bobcats were led on offense by Sydney Faltys (17 assists) and Hannah Oetker (10 kills) in the 21-18, 19-21, 16-14 nailbiter. The second game was a 2-1 win over the Comets (12-9), who fought tooth and nail with the Class 4A Bobcats. Marshalltown ended up winning 21-19, 21-23, 16-14. Lizzie Garber led the Comets in assists with 10 and Eden Wilson contributed nine kills. Faltys led Marshalltown with nine assists and Oetker got nine kills in a back-and-forth contest.
Marshalltown lost 2-1 in the finals to the Norsemen, 24-22, 17-21, 15-11.
The Comets went 1-1 in the tournament and beat South Tama (6-15) 2-0 (21-12, 21-11) to bounce back from the loss to Marshalltown. In the win, Garber contributed seven assists and Wilson seven kills.
The Trojans went winless in the tournament and lost 2-0 (20-22, 17-21) to South Hardin.
Comets sweep East Marshall
LE GRAND — BCLUW volleyball came through with a convincing win over the East Marshall Mustangs (7-11) Tuesday night on the road.
The Comets (12-9) were led on the offensive end by Lizzie Garber and Eden Wilson once again, with Garber setting up 15 assists and getting nine kills of her own and Wilson leading the Comets with 15 kills. Allison Engle had 15 assists as well.
On defense, Emma Averill recorded eight digs.
For East Marshall, J.J. Westendorf led the team with 14 digs. Noelia Aguilera led the Mustangs in assists with nine and Faith Bandstra had seven. Kennedy Wheater and Lizzy Vesely had five kills each to top the charts for East Marshall, who remains winless in NICL West play.
Up next for East Marshall is a game against AGWSR Oct. 6. BCLUW plays North Fayette Valley Saturday at Columbus Catholic High School.
West Marshall has field day against Greene County
STATE CENTER — The West Marshall Trojans swept Greene County (4-10) Tuesday night at home 25-21, 25-19, 25-21.
The Trojans were led by six kills each from Sarah Pierce and Mary Wilkey. The Trojans had 25 kills as a team and 21 assists — 12 coming from Delaney Nichols. Reilly Jensen contributed six.
On defense, the Trojans recorded 15 blocks, led by eight from senior Sarah Pierce. Avery Randall set the pace in digs with 15, while Jensen had five.
The Trojans wait until Oct. 6 to play against PCM at home.
Redhawks in control against Collins-Maxwell
MAXWELL — In a road contest Tuesday night, North Tama (8-9) volleyball continued a strong run of form with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-10, 25-22) victory over Collins-Maxwell.
Jadyn Rausch was the offensive hub for the Redhawks with 25 assists and 11 kills. Abby Deboef was the team’s leader in kills with 13. Forty team kills set the stage for a consistent offensive performance that blew the Spartans away in the second set.
On defense, the Redhawks had 50 digs — 14 from team leader Deboef and nine from Rausch and Kaitlyn Calderwood. Four blocks were divided evenly between Mya Sierra and Alexis Hansen.
Lainey Willenbring accounted for six of the team’s 12 aces.
The Redhawks will play winless Meskwaki at 7 p.m. Monday in Traer.