The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

October 9, 2013

Unity closes season with win

Herald Staff Report
The Clinton Herald

---- — 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.

Newman prevails

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.

Marquette falls

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.

ERIE 20-25-25, BUREAU VALLEY 25-12-19

Erie statistical leaders

Kills — Peyton Rus 14, Rachel Cobert 7, Savannah Mettler 7, Delaney Tegeler 5. Assists — Mary Chapan 28. Digs — Mettler 12, Courtney Cobert 9, Rus 6, Chapman 5. Blocks — R. Cobert 1. Ace serves — RaeAnna Stover 1, Rus 1, Mettler 1.

STERLING NEWMAN 25-26, PROPHETSTOWN 19-24

Prophetstown statistical leaders

Kills — Karlie Stafford 10, Clare Kramer 3. Assists — Kate Fringer 20. Digs — Stafford 3, Kramer 3. Ace serves — Stafford 3, Kramer 1.

Freshmen/sophomores — Newman won 25-12, 25-17.

Freshmen — Newman won 25-14, 25-13.

MAQUOKETA VALLEY 25-21-25-25, MARQUETTE CATHOLIC 22-25-20-19

Marquette statistical leaders

Kills — Blake Banowetz 12, Marissa Schroeder 7, Tayler Richman 5. Assists — Justine Kalmes 27. Digs — Anna Ambrosy 12, Banowetz 12, Richman 12, Haley Lampe 11. Blocks — Schroeder 1. Ace serves — Banowetz 4, Lampe 3, Kalmes 3.