FULTON, Ill. — Unity Christian capped its volleyball season with a 29-27, 25-14 victory against visiting Morning Star Academy on Tuesday night.
“The Knights pulled off one last win against MSA,” Unity coach Tabitha Fullan said. “The first game of the match was painfully close, as the teams exchanged points most of the game. Finally, Unity won with an ace serve by freshman Katie VanderEide. The second game was won soundly.”
JoLynn Frederick and Natalie Hirl had three kills apiece to lead Unity, while Frederick added three digs.
Alburnett tops Irish
ALBURNETT — Prince of Peace scored more points in each successive game but dropped a 25-10, 25-17, 25-18 decision to Alburnett in Tri-Rivers Conference volleyball Tuesday night.
Sydney Laufenberg, Hunter Chapman and Halee Vicks each had four kills for the Irish.
Cardinals rally for win
ERIE — Erie bounced back from a first-set loss and defeated Bureau Valley 20-25, 25-12, 25-19 on Tuesday in Three Rivers Conference play.
Peyton Rus recorded 14 kills, and Savannah Mettler had seven kills and 12 digs to lead the Cardinals.
STERLING, Ill. — Karlie Stafford had a big night, but it wasn’t enough as Sterling Newman beat Prophetstown 25-19, 26-24 in the Three Rivers.
Stafford had team higs with 10 kills, three digs and three ace serves, with the latter coming in a run that pulled the Prophets (5-13, 3-6 conference) from down 18-13 to within 18-17 in the second set.
DELHI — After Marquette Catholic pulled even in the second set, Maquoketa Valley won the next two to finish off a 25-22, 21-25, 25-20, 25-19 Tri-Rivers Conference win.
Blake Banowetz had 12 kills and four aces to lead Marquette (11-12).
UNITY CHRISTIAN 29-25, MORNING STAR ACADEMY 27-14
Unity Christian statistical leaders
Kills — JoLynn Frederick 3, Natalie Hirl 3, Jaime Kammerer 2, Jessi VanderEide 2. Digs — Frederick 3, Kammerer 1, Maria Striley 1, Jessi VanderEide 1. Blocks — Striley 1. Ace serves — Kammerer 2, J. VanderEide 2.
ALBURNETT 25-25-25, PRINCE OF PEACE 10-17-18
Prince of Peace statistical leaders
Kills — Sydney Laufenberg 4, Hunter Chapman 4, Halee Vicks 4, Krista Atkinson 3. Assists — Shannon Kuehl 9, Erin Kuehn 5. Digs — Chapman 10, Atkinson 9, Kuehn 6, Kuehl 6. Blocks — Laufenberg 2. Ace serves — Atkinson 1, Kuehn 1, Laufenberg 1, Miranda Schnier 1.