Raiderettes 2-3 at tournament
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Mount Ayr 3, East Union 0
The Raiderettes suffered three losses in a row before getting back into the win column against East Union, September 13.
The Raiderettes won by sets of 25-15, 25-18 and 25-15, to improve to 4-3 on the year.
The offense saw Kaylie Shields leading the assists with 15, while Hayden Ruggles added 10.
Linsie Barnes and Tegan Streit led the team in kills with six, while Kacee Klommhaus added four.
The defense saw five blocks, led by Klommhaus who had three, while Zoey Larsen had the other two.
Ruggles and Olivia Huntington each had nine digs to lead the team.
At the serve line, the Raiderettes were 66-of-75 with 12 aces.
Leading the team was Shields who was 14-of-14 with four aces.
Linsie Barnes recorded four aces as well, while going 13-for-16 at the line.
“This is what we needed right now,” said coach Kristen Graham. “Last week we struggled on serve/receive and putting it all together so we really focused our practice on that. They had fun and they were all positive and worked together and we were unified.”
On Saturday, the Raiderettes hosted the Raiderette Volleyball Tournament with Clarke, Shenandoah, East Mills, Lamoni, Martensdale-St. Marys, Wayne and Interstate-35 all attended.
Mount Ayr 2, Wayne 0
The Raiderettes faced Wayne to begin the day, in which Mount Ayr they started off on the right foot, taking a 2-0 win over the Falcons.
Winning 21-13 and 21-14 gave Mount Ayr its first win of the day.
Against the Falcons the Raiderettes recorded 16 kills, led by Abby Eaton who recorded a team high four kills, while Kaylie Shields and Linsie Barnes each had three.
Shields also led the team in assists with seven, while Hayden Ruggles recorded six for the teams 13.
Olivia Huntington recorded six digs to lead the team, while Tabby Henle recorded three.
Linsie Barnes had the teams only block.
Serving, the Raiderettes saw seven aces while going 38-for-41.
Ruggles led the team, going 10-for-10 with two aces, while Shields was nine-for-nine with two aces and Tegan Streit was eight-for-eight with one ace.
I-35 2, Mount Ayr 0
It was a Raiderette vs Interstate-35 Roadrunner matchup next for Mount Ayr.
The Raiderettes dominated the first set, winning 21-9. The second set saw the Roadrunners battle, but fall short of the Raiderettes 21-19 victory.
The Raiderettes recorded 18 kills against the Roadrunners.
Leading the charge was Linsie Barnes with five kills.
Shields led the team in assists with five, while Ruggles added four.
Mount Ayr recorded two blocks, coming from Barnes and Zoey Larsen.
At the serve line, the Raiderettes were 37-of-40, led by Ruggles who was 11-for-11 with three aces.
Shenandoah 2, Mount Ayr 1
The Raiderettes then faced the Shenadoah Mustangs. The Mustangs exposed cracks in the armor of the Raiderettes.
Mount Ayr fell 21-11 in the first set, before the Raiders took the second set 21-19 to even the game at 1-1.
Shenandoah rallied and won set three 15-5 to hand Mount Ayr its first loss of the day.
The Raiderettes struggled at the net, going 15-of-55 on kills, with eight errors.
Despite only 15 kills, the kills were spread out throughout the team with Shields, Klommhaus and Streit each having three, Eaton and Barnes with two and Ruggles and Henle with one each.
Shields led the team in assists with five as Ruggles added three.
The Raiderettes recorded six blocks on the defensive side of things, with Klommhaus leading with three and Ruggles recording two, while Eaton added one.
Ruggles led the team in digs with four.
The Raiderettes were 89.2 percent efficient at the serve line, successful on 33-of-37 attempts.
The Raiderettes recorded three aces, led by Henle with two.
Shenandoah exited the pool play as the number one team out of the Red Pool, while the Raiderettes finished second.
Clarke left the Black Pool as number one, while East Mills came out as second.
The first teams would then face the second teams to determine who would play for the championship.
Clarke 2, Mount Ayr 0
The Raiderettes suffered their second loss of the day to the Clarke Indians to put Clarke in the championship, as the Raiderettes would go for third.
It wasn’t without a fight though, as the teams went into a volleyball overtime as they were tied up at 21, though Clarke was able to overcome Mount Ayr and win 25-23.
Clarke won set two 25-15.
Kaylie Shields led the team in assists with eight, while Eaton led the team in kills with five.
They Mount Ayr squad recorded two blocks, one from Shields and one from Klommhaus, while Huntington led the team in digs with six.
At the serve line, Mount Ayr was 36-of-39, led by Henle who was nine-for-10 with two aces.
East Mills 2, Mount Ayr 0
The Raiderettes then faced East Mills who fell to Shenandoah.
Mount Ayr was unable to get anything going against East Mills, falling 25-13 in set one and 25-5 in set two.
In the two sets, the Raiderettes struggled to get any offense going, scoring 18 points between the two sets.
Ruggles led the team in kills with three, while Shields led the team in assists with four.
On the defensive side of things, the Raiderettes had no blocks and 22 digs.
The Raiderettes were led by Huntington with eight digs and Ruggles with six.
At the serve line, the Raiderettes were 18-of-19 with no aces.
Shields led the team going six-for-six at the line.
The Raiderettes finished fourth overall, with East Mills third.
Clarke put up a fight against the Shenandoah Mustangs, but would ultimately fall up short and take second as the Mustangs placed first overall and win the Tournament.
“We started out the day lights out, the best we have ever played starting a tournament,” said coach Kristen Graham. “The energy level was high and positive and we just have to be able to play to the competition on the other side of the net. I feel like that’s our biggest takeaway and it’s a big week next week, it’s homecoming. We have Clarinda on Tuesday and they are another competitive group.”
The Raiderettes faced a Clarinda Cardinal team on Tuesday that sports a 9-10 record.
Results of that meet will appear in the September 29 edition of the Record-News.