In the final set, the Hawks built a 12-7 lead, thanks to more solid net play by Meier and fellow outside Sabrina Bormann. MV went on a 13-2 run, with Kudrna forcing the Hawks out of system at the service line. The Maquoketa Valley lead was 20-14, and despite a late kill by Bormann, the Wildcats continued their offensive push with the match ending on an ace by Sabers.
Bormann and Meier led Easton Valley with six kills each, with Meier also racking up four aces. Vasconcelos led the Hawks with 11 digs, and Miller led with 11 assists. Mallory Kilburg put forth a solid all-around performance with three kills, eight assists and four digs.
Kudrna led Maquoketa Valley with six kills, three aces and two blocks.
MAQUOKETA VALLEY 25-26-25, EASTON VALLEY 9-24-16
Easton Valley statistical leaders
Kills -- Sabrina Bormann 6, Lizzie Meier 6, Mallory Kilburg 3. Assists -- Kallie Miller 11, Kilburg 8. Digs -- Gabriela Vasconcelos 11, Meier 5, Kilburg 4, Bormann 4. Blocks -- Ashley Adams 1, Kilburg 1, Brook Smithson 1. Aces -- Meier 4, Smithson 1, Miller 1, Kilburg 1.