PREP VOLLEYBALL: Bobcat netters swept by Waukee Northwest
WAUKEE — The difficult start to Marshalltown’s volleyball season continued Tuesday night at Waukee Northwest, with the Bobcats getting swept 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-19).
The 9-9 Wolves were in control throughout the proceedings and hit .258, while Marshalltown hit just .139.
Autumn Finch led the youthful Bobcats in kills with nine, while Sophie Younkin had eight of her own. Sophomore Gaby Estabrook led the way in assists with 11 and Khloe Shipley had nine. The Bobcats had only 23 kills as a team.
Defensively, Younkin had 11 digs and Finch had five. Amaya Moore and Ella Roush had one block each. Sara Huffman and Gracious Ree had the Bobcats’ only aces.
Comets start fast, fade against South Hardin
ELDORA — No. 6 South Hardin volleyball continued its undefeated start to the 2021 season Tuesday night by outlasting BCLUW in four sets (25-21, 22-25, 25-13, 25-16).
The Comets (6-6) started the match strong, and despite losing set one found momentum that they carried into set two and their only set win of the match.
It followed a similar pattern at times to their defeat against No. 8 Gladbrook Reinbeck, with BCLUW taking early momentum before the favored hosts seized back control of the proceedings.
Leading the way in kills for the Comets was Eden Wilson with 19. Allison Engle chipped in with seven kills of her own. Engle had 17 assists to pace BCLUW and Sydney Anderson added 11. Emma Averill was the top dig-getter for BCLUW, recording 20 over the course of the game. Kenna Paxson had 16 and Wilson added 13. Engle and Anderson added nine each.
Kailan McEwen had three blocks and Katie Hill had two.
Rebels roll Mustangs
LE GRAND — Gladbrook-Reinbeck defeated East Marshall 3-0 Tuesday night (25-7, 25-23, 25-15). The No. 8-ranked Rebels took that dominating first-set win and continued to set the pace throughout the match to win on the road.
The Mustangs (6-10) struggled, putting down just 13 kills with a hitting percentage of .015 compared to G-R’s .207. No East Marshall player had more than four kills (Kennedy Boliver), while Faith Bandstra recorded 12 assists. Camy Weeks had a team-high 13 digs and Bandstra had eight more.
The Mustangs had six aces — two each from Emma Pfantz and Jane Collum.
G-R (13-5) was led in the attack by Mahayla Olson with 12 kills, Katie Clark with nine kills and Ava Wyatt with eight. Megan Cooley had six. Emma McClintock recorded 31 assists.
Wyatt led the team with 13 digs, while McClintock and Cooley had 11 apiece. Breehan Dubberke added eight. The Rebels had 13 aces, as McClintock, Wyatt and Dubberke chipped in three each.
Benton bests South Tama
TAMA — Benton Community more than doubled the amount of kills South Tama got Tuesday night in a 3-0 sweep over the host Trojans (25-14, 25-18, 25-20).
South Tama (10-10) only had 14 kills as a team (Benton had 34), with Gracie Vest and Kortney Babinat having five each to lead the way. Mollie Wobeter had 12 assists for the Trojans.
Vest had a team-high 11 digs and a block, while Wobeter had six digs. Ashlynn Kriegel had two blocks.