The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

September 16, 2013

Queens go 2-2 at North Scott

Herald Staff Report
The Clinton Herald

---- — ELDRIDGE — Clinton High ran into some steep Mississippi Athletic Conference competition when it traveled to the North Scott Invitational on Saturday. The River Queens came out 2-2 and improved to 12-4 on the season.

Defending Class 5A state champion Bettendorf won the tournament without dropping a set. The Bulldogs’ run included a 21-11, 21-16 sweep of Clinton despite a 14-assist performance by Clinton’s Monique Harris and eight kills from Elle Tubbs.

The River Queens dropped their other match to Quincy (Ill.), falling 21-18, 21-11. Harris had eight digs, eight assists, four kills and three aces in the loss, while Erin Wenzel added five kills and Tubbs chipped in four.

Clinton swept the hosting Lancers 21-12, 21-17 behind serving by Tubbs and Harris. Both players finished with four aces apiece, while the River Queens racked up 35 digs as a team. Harris had 10 digs to go along with her nine assists. Wenzel and Hannah Dehner had six and five digs, respectively.

Against Davenport West, the River Queens got solid overall performances in the front row leading to a 21-13, 21-6 sweep. Wenzel tallied six kills, Harris four (with a .571 kill efficiency) and Tubbs and sophomore McKenzie Petersen with three each. Again, Tubbs and Harris had four aces each.

Next up for Clinton is a home date with MAC rival Muscatine at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Camanche prevails

CAMANCHE — Camanche made its case as one of the top teams in Class 3A when it dominated its home invitational, beating No. 10-ranked Mediapolis twice Saturday. Libby Schnoor, Kylie Vogel and Brettan Hilgendorf led the way for the Indians with all-tournament team honors. It was a successful week overall for Camanche, which finished 6-1 on the week and improved to 11-3 on the season.

The Indians’ only loss came to cross-county rival Northeast, a team Camanche swept earlier in the week. The Rebels got their revenge in a thrilling three-set victory behind solid play from Addie Oberman (eight kills, eight digs) and Baylie Parson (12 digs). The first set played out to a nail-biter with the Rebels taking it 26-24 in a 21-point format. The Indians answered with a 21-13 victory to tie the match at one set apiece, and Northeast responded with a 15-11 clincher.

Camanche opened the invitational with a blowout win over Easton Valley 21-8, 21-18. Schnoor led the way with 10 kills on 14 attempts to go along with 15 digs. Libero Lindsey Grams added 14 digs.

Meanwhile, the Rebels opened the tournament slowly, falling 2-0 to both Bellevue and Mediapolis. Camanche followed with a three-set win over the Bulldogs. The Indians dropped Set 1 21-17 but responded with tight 21-18, 15-9 victories during pool play. Schnoor again led the team with 10 kills, but the difference to Davis was his team’s play defensively.

Schnoor, Grams, Hilgendorf and Jordan Goldbeck combined for 36 digs, allowing Vogel to dish out 20 assists. Two matches later, in the championship against Mediapolis, Schnoor and Grams dug up 20 and 28, respectively, helping Vogel to 23 assists in a 25-17, 25-22 sweep. The Indians also combined for 11 blocks — Schnoor with four, and Morgan Peasley and Julia Moore with three each.

After the Comets won their opener over the Rebels, they fell in two to Easton Valley, Camanche and Mediapolis. The River Hawks played Northeast to three sets, losing 18-21, 21-14, 15-13.

Also joining the all-tournament team were Ali Reeg (Bellevue), Lizzie Meier (Easton Valley), Heidi Hillyard (Mediapolis), Rachel Holsteen (Mediapolis) and Molly Woodruff (Mediapolis).

Erie places second

GENESEO, Ill. — Aside from a tight loss to Rock Island, the Erie Cardinals blazed through the Geneseo Invitational with a 4-1 record, earning steady play from Peyton Rus and Courtney Cobert. Both players were named to the all-tournament team.

The Cardinals opened with a three-set win over host Geneseo, 25-21, 25-27, 15-10. Rachel Cobert led all hitters with six kills and setter Mary Chapman had 13 assists.

Erie played Rock Island to a close 25-20, 25-19 loss in which Rus had a team-leading eight kills while Chapman dished out 11 assists. Chapman and Courtney Cobert led the team in digs with seven apiece.

Against Galena, the Cardinals bounced back from a 25-21 loss to take the next two 26-24, 15-10. Savannah Metler came up big with 10 kills followed by Rachel Cobert’s eight. Chapman had 17 assists.

The Cardinals then swept the next two matches over Hall Township (25-22, 25-16) and Peoria High (25-15, 25-15). Chapman finished with 62 assists total.

NORTH SCOTT INVITATIONAL

BETTENDORF 21-21, CLINTON 11-16

Kills — Elle Tubbs 8, Erin Wenzel 4. Assists — Monique Harris 14. Digs — Hannah Dehner 5, Jordan Nelson 4.

CLINTON 21-21, NORTH SCOTT 12-17

Kills — Wenzel 6, Tubbs 3, Dehner 3. Assists — Harris 9, Raven Jones 5. Digs — Harris 10, Wenzel 6, Dehner 5. Aces — Harris 4, Tubbs 4.

CLINTON 21-21, DAVENPORT WEST 13-6

Kills — Wenzel 6, Harris 4, McKenzie Petersen 3, Tubbs 3. Assists — Harris 9. Digs — Harris 8, Jones 6, Wenzel 5. Aces — Harris 4, Tubbs 4.

QUINCY (Ill.) 21-21, CLINTON 18-11

Kills — Wenzel 5, Tubbs 4, Harris 4. Assists — Harris 8. Digs — Harris 8, Dehner 4. Blocks — Harris 3. Aces — Harris 3.

CAMANCHE INVITATIONAL

CAMANCHE 21-21, EASTON VALLEY 8-18

Kills — Libby Schnoor 10, Brettan Hilgendorf 5. Digs — Schnoor 15, Lindsey Grams 14, Hilgendorf 10. Aces — Kelsie French 3.

BELLEVUE 21-21, NORTHEAST 18-15

Kills — Bellevue (Ashley Gisemann 5), Northeast (Addie Oberman 5). Assists — Bellevue (Stefanie Reed 6, Jackie Kremer 4), Northeast (Courtney Stoll 2, Bailey Claussen 2). Digs — Bellevue (Kremer 6, Reed 5), Northeast (Baylie Parson 9, Oberman 4, Claussen 4).

EASTON VALLEY 21-21, BELLEVUE 19-12

Kills —Maddie Hiland 7, Ali Reeg 3. Assists — Kremer 6, Reed 3. Digs — Kremer 6, Hiland 4, Gisemann 4, Reeg 4.

MEDIAPOLIS 22-21, NORTHEAST 20-15

Kills — Oberman 5, Ashley Kruse 3. Assists — Stoll 2, Claussen 2. Digs — Oberman 6, Parson 5, Tierra Hildebrandt 5.

CAMANCHE 17-21-15, MEDIAPOLIS 21-18-9

Kills — Schnoor 10, Hilgendorf 5, Julia Moore 5. Assists — Kylie Vogel 20. Digs — Schnoor 10, Grams 10, Hilgendorf 8, Jordan Goldbeck 8.

NORTHEAST 18-21-15, EASTON VALLEY 21-14-13

Kills — Oberman 7. Assists — Stoll 6, Claussen 3. Digs — Parson 13, Oberman 6, Claussen 5. Aces — Oberman 5.

NORTHEAST 26-13-15, CAMANCHE 24-21-11

Kills — Northeast (Oberman 8, Hildebrandt 3, Breanne Butler 3), Camanche (Schnoor 13, Hilgendorf 7). Assists — Northeast (Stoll 10, Claussen 6), Camanche (Vogel 24). Digs — Northeast (Parson 12, Oberman 8, Stoll 6), Camanche (Grams 26, Schnoor 22, Hilgendorf 15).

MEDIAPOLIS 21-21, BELLEVUE 14-18

Kills — Gisemann 5, Kremer 4, Reeg 4. Assists — Kremer 7, Reed 3. Digs — Hiland 7.

CAMANCHE 21-21, BELLEVUE 10-12

Kills — Camanche (Schnoor 6), Bellevue (Hiland 2). Assists — Camanche (Vogel 9), Bellevue (Kremer 3). Digs — Camanche (Hilgendorf 16, Schnoor 11, Grams 10), Bellevue (Reeg 9, Kremer 6, Hiland 4).

MEDIAPOLIS 21-21, EASTON VALLEY 12-16

Championship Match

CAMANCHE 25-25, MEDIAPOLIS 17-22

Kills — Schnoor 14, Hilgendorf 7. Assists — Vogel 23. Digs — Grams 28, Schnoor 20, Hilgendorf 10. Blocks — Schnoor 4, Morgan Peasley 3, Moore 3.

GENESEO INVITATIONAL

ERIE 25-25-15, GENESEO 21-27-10

Kills — Rachel Cobert 6, Savannah Mettler 5. Assists — Mary Chapman 13, Megan Heun 4. Digs — Courtney Cobert 8, Brooke Naftzger 7.

ROCK ISLAND 25-25, ERIE 20-19

Kills — Peyton Rus 8, Mettler 4. Assists — Chapman 11, Heun 5. Digs — C. Cobert 7, Chapman 7.

ERIE 21-26-25, GALENA 25-24-10

Kills — Mettler 10, R. Cobert 8. Assists — Chapman 17. Digs — C. Cobert 10.

ERIE 25-25, HALL TWP 22-16

Kills — Mettler 10, Rus 3. Assists — Chapman 10, Heun 3. Digs — C. Cobert 8, Rus 4.

ERIE 25-25, PEORIA 15-15

Kills — Mettler 7, Rus 5. Chapman 11. Digs — C. Cobert 5, Rus 5.