Wolves dominate in split-up HTC tournament

WINFIELD — Holy Trinity Catholic’s annual volleyball tournament looked a little different this year. The field was split up into a northern pool and southern pool, which allowed Winfield-Mt. Union to play host, and the Wolves used that home-court advantage to go 3-0 with three sweeps.

W-MU picked up a dominant 21-3 and 21-8 win over Danville, beat Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division rival Wapello 21-18 and 21-12, and took down defending Southeast Conference champion Burlington 21-15 and 21-19.

Jenna Buffington had another big night, leading the team with 28 kills. Melina Oepping had 13 kills and both Jami Wilkerson and Emma Haines had seven. Keely Malone led the squad with 32 assists.

Kyndal Townsley led the group with 22 digs on the night. Keetyn Townsley had 20 digs and led the servers with seven aces. Oepping and Wilkerson each tallied three aces. Kayla WEdwards had 11 assists, and Madie Anderson finished with two blocks.

Burlington took second in the division, going 2-1. Wapello finished 1-2 and Danville went 0-3.

W-MU will not turn its sights toward the SEISC tournament, where they will host their first round pool on Thursday. The Wolves will be matched up against Mediapolis and Columbus.