The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


September 2, 2012

Volleyball roundup: Trojans, Irish finish 1-2 in tourney

CLINTON — Preston, ranked 14th in Class 1A, didn’t drop a game Saturday as it swept through the Prince of Peace volleyball tournament.

The Trojans (8-2) won all five matches they played and their closest game was 21-16 against the host Irish. Other than a 21-16, 21-15 loss to Preston, the host Irish didn’t drop a game, and took second with a 4-1 record.

Fulton Unity Christian dropped all five of its matches but took Cedar Valley Christian to three games, losing 15-21, 21-15, 15-12.

The key contest of the day for local fans was between the two Big East rivals, who finished the tournament 1-2.

Prince of Peace (4-3) jumped to an 8-3 lead, after a four-point run. Hunter Chapman served back-to-back aces and then Julia Isenhour had a block and knocked down a kill.

That’s when the Trojans started their comeback. Broke Krogman had a solo block. Emily Strait knocked down a kill. Then Ryleigh Keeney knocked down back-to-back kills. An ace by Strait and a net violation on the Irish, tied the score at 10.

With the score tied at 12, Keeney and Krogman each drilled kills, giving Preston the lead for the rest of the game.

In Game 2, Preston led 7-6 when Strait went back to serve. She reeled off six service points in a row, including three aces and a kill by Keeney.

Prince of Peace didn’t get closer than five the rest of the way. Cassie Aldis finished the match with an ace.



Team standings

1. Preston 5-0, 2. Prince of Peace 4-1, 3. Anamosa 3-2, 4. Wilton 2-3, 5. Cedar Valley Christian 1-4, 6. Fulton Unity Christian 0-5.


Preston def. Unity Christian 21-9, 21-6; Preston def. Cedar Valley 21-8, 21-6; Preston def. Wilton 21-9, 21-7; Preston def. Anamosa 21-6, 21-11; Preston def. Prince of Peace 21-16, 21-15; Prince of Peace def. Anamosa 21-15, 21-13; Prince of Peace def. Cedar Valley 21-17, 21-11; Prince of Peace def. Unity Christian 21-8, 21-8; Prince of Peace def. Wilton 21-16, 21-19; Anamosa def. Unity Christian 21-14, 21-13; Anamosa def. Wilton 18-21, 21-18, 17-15; Anamosa def. Cedar Valley 21-8, 21-5; Wilton def. Unity Christian 21-10, 21-17; Wilton def. Cedar Valley 21-17, 21-17; Cedar Valley def. Unity Christian 15-21, 21-15, 15-12.

Individual statistics

Preston leaders

Kills — Ryleigh Keeney 25, Brooke Krogman 22, Elizabeth Meier 16. Assists — Cassie Aldis 67. Ace serves — Keeney 9, Emily Strait 9, Aldis 6, Meier 6, Krogman 5. Blocks — Krogman 6, Strait 3, Keeney 2. Digs — Keeney 16, Strait 15, Aldis 12, Sabrina Lippens 12.

Prince of Peace leaders

Kills — Julia Isenhour 18, Karli Atkinson 17, Sydney Laufenberg 17. Assists — Megan Mulholland 31. Ace serves — Hunter Chapman 9. Blocks — Isenhour 7, Atkinson 3, Laufenberg 3, Erin Kuehn 3. Digs — Chapman 39, Atkinson 28, Mulholland 24.

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