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ELDON — The Southeast Iowa Super Conference South Division volleyball match between Cardinal and visiting Van Buren County was close throughout but the tide turned in the Warriors favor after they lost the first set 18-25, then won the next three 25-21, 25-22, 25-23.
Van Buren got nine kills from Shae Scott, four kills and three blocks by Zoe Best, and five kills from Jaelyn Boley.
“We had really good play in the libero position from Tessa Sayre,” VBC coach Marley Hall said. “It was great they way they fought back after losing the first match. It was an all-around solid game for the entire team.”
Washington swept in SEC road game
KEOKUK — The Demon volleyball team couldn’t pull out a conference win at Keokuk, losing their second Southeast Conference match of the year.
Keokuk controlled the night, winning all three sets by the same score, sweeping 25-14, 25-14, 25-14.
Ravens get first conference win in 3 years
KALONA — Tuesday’s Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division volleyball match between Louisa-Muscatine and Hillcrest went to the Ravens 3-1. The two teams had met Saturday with the Ravens flying past the Falcons in a tournament, but this match meant much more.
“A team effort put away L-M for Hillcrest’s first conference win in three years,” first-year Ravens coach Brandon Staler said. “The final two points of the match saw Hillcrest’s freshmen come through, one big block and one big kill.”
Freshmen Malia Yoder and Kylee Statler helped the Ravens improve to 3-8 on the season with a 25-18, 25-21, 23-25, 25-19 triumph.
Esther Hughes provided 11 kills, 11 digs and went 21-for-22 serving with seven aces while Yoder connected on seven kills, three aces and eight digs. Evelyn Gerber got to 14 digs, and Norah Yoder supplied 26 assists.
WMU shot down by Arrows
WINFIELD — Visiting Wapello shot down the Wolves in Tuesday’s Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division volleyball match at Winfield-Mount Union.
WMU won the opening set, but the Arrows targeted wins in the final three sets 21-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-13.
WMU's Bradie Buffington had nine kills while Morgan Grelk and Melina Oepping hit six each. Keely Malone set 26 assists. Keetyn Townsley was able to get 51 digs.
Oepping was 13-for-14 serving with three aces and Aurey Meeker 16-of-16 with two aces.
WMU's record is now 4-3 overall, 1-1 North. The Wolves play Saturday at Wilton’s tournament.
WACO drops SEISC South match
WEST BURLINGTON — WACO hit the road to play West Burlington in a SEISC South Division match, but the Warriors were upended in four sets, falling 25-20, 23-25, 25-7, 25-15.
Ellah Kissell and Emma Wagler led WACO with six kills apiece. Grace Coble had 21 assists. Kissell led the Warriors with 21 digs, and Jocelyn Fulton was right behind her with 20.
New London sweeps Danville
DANVILLE — It was all New London in a SEISC South Division rivalry game at Danville. The Tigers dominated 25-22, 25-19, 25-12.
Sophie Malott and Natalie Burden led New London with seven kills each. Elly Manning dished out 15 assists, and Emma Nye had 23 digs.
Columbus edges Pekin
COLUMBUS JUNCTION — It was a Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division volleyball battle to the end with Columbus prevailing by three points in the deciding set for a 3-2 win Tuesday against the visitors. Pekin won the first and fourth sets. The final was the Wildcats 23-25, 25-22, 25-15, 18-25, 15-12.
Victoria Howell and Lily Coil combined for 28 kills in the victory with Sera Vela putting up 22 assists. Isabelle Lagunas had five digs.
Taylor Gambell set 15 assists, and Pekin teammates Claire Roth and Emma Phillips combined to put 17 kills down, and Kayse Miller hit five. Roth added 10 digs and four aces. Sadie Sieren had 12 digs.