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.