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East Mills 3,
Mount Ayr 0
The Raiderettes faced the East Mills Wolverines for the third time this season last week to end the regular volleyball season.
The Wovlerines were in full-force once again as they defeated the Raiderettes 3-0 by sets of 25-12, 25-11 and 25-11.
The Raiderettes recorded 17 kills on the night, led by Tegan Streit with six.
Kaylie Shields led the team in assists with seven, while Hayden Ruggles continued to stay busy with six assists.
The Mount Ayr defense recorded five blocks on the night, led by Streit with two, while Linsie Barnes, Tabby Henle and Kacee Klommhaus all recorded one apiece.
Mount Ayr’s serving was almost perfect, missing only three serves on the night.
Henle recorded two of the teams four aces, while successfully serving six-of-eight over the net.
“We’ve already played East Mills a couple of times and I feel like tonight we came out and put up a fight,” said coach Kristen Graham. “That first set was really good and we got down in the second and the third we were even ahead a little bit. They didn’t just give up from the very start.”
Despite the loss, coach Graham was happy with the performance of the seniors and the progress they have shown this season.
“This is a big group of seniors and they preach to be unified and we try to cycle back around to that and I feel like they really push towards that,” said coach Graham. “The things we have been working on in practice recently came out tonight in this game, for all levels, freshman, JV and varsity.”
Mount Ayr 3,
East Union 0
Monday night, the Raiderettes began the Pride of Iowa tournament on the road at Southeast Warren in Liberty Center.
The Raiderettes faced East Union for the second time this season, with the first contest seeing the Raiderettes with a 3-0 victory, almost a full month ago.
Monday night was a battle with the Eagles.
“Afton [East Union] is a pretty scrappy team,” said coach Graham. “I think they have improved a lot since we last played them.”
Improve is exactly what East Union did.
In the first meeting between the two teams, Mount Ayr won 25-15, 25-18 and 25-15.
Mount Ayr was able to win the first set 25-17 while holding a steady lead throughout the contest, but set two had the crowd on edge as a 15-9 Raiderette lead diminished to a 16-12 lead before the Eagles tied the game at 22.
The Raiderettes rallied and won 25-12 in set two.
Set three was a battle as well.
The Eagles needed the win to stay alive and put everything they had on the court.
Mount Ayr enjoyed a 14-9 lead which was quickly closed by the Eagles who would go on to take a 19-18 lead.
The Eagles biggest lead was 22-18 and at one point were one point away from taking the win, but a Klommhaus nudge at the net put the ball back in the hands of the Raiderettes and the game would knot up at 25.
The Raiderettes won the contest 29-27 after a hard-fought game.
Southeast Warren 3, Mount Ayr 0
The success came to an end for the Raiderettes when they faced the host team in the Southeast Warren Warhawks.
The Warhawks (23-12) defeated the Raiderettes 25-15, 28-26 and 25-12.
Mount Ayr, however, looked to be playing their best volleyball so far this season.
The Raiderettes held a lead in the first set, but the Warhawks found ways to jump ahead and stay ahead, taking the 25-15 win.
Set two saw Mount Ayr ahead 6-5 before the lead change put Southeast Warren in front.
The Raiderettes stayed within a few points throughout the contest, until Mount Ayr took the 23-19 lead late.
A timeout by Southeast Warren saw the Warhawks come out and tie things at 24 before winning 28-26.
The Raiderettes were unable to keep up in the third set falling 25-12.
“I felt like set two we fought at the end and I was proud of them,” said coach Graham. “Set three we got down a few points and I could tell they looked a little defeated. We tried to bring them back up and we had balls drop in the middle of the floor and I need someone to take control of those, we can’t give up those easy points.”
Coach Graham noted the girls fought well throughout the night, despite the missed opportunities.
“They did fight hard. There are a lot of good things that came out of tonight,” said coach Graham. “We worked yesterday in practice to focus on Southeast Warren and I think the girls worked really well with the changes we threw in with them. I hope we continue that. We have Southwest Valley coming and revenge is sweet. We know what they can do, keep it together and control on our side.”
The Raiderettes will see their next action next Wednesday, October 19 against Southwest Valley in the first Regional Matchup on the road to the State Tournament.
1 2 3 4 5 T
East Mills 25 25 25 – – 3
Mount Ayr 12 11 11 – – 0
KLS-ATT AST BLK SER-ACE
Henle 3-14 0 1 6-8-2
Shields 1-3 7 0 8-8-0
Wise 0-2 0 0 0-0-0
Nickle 2-6 0 0 0-0-0
Klommhaus 1-6 0 1 0-0-0
Waldeier 0-0 0 0 0-0-0
Streit 6-15 0 2 5-5-1
Ruggles 3-6 6 0 5-6-1
Barnes 3-13 0 1 3-3-0
Larsen 0-0 0 0 0-0-0
Kniep 0-1 0 0 0-0-0
Huntington 0-3 0 0 6-6-0
Team 17-72 13 5 33-36-4