Herald Staff Report
The Clinton Herald
---- — STANWOOD -- Camanche lost by a combined seven points while being swept by North Cedar in River Valley Conference volleyball Tuesday, giving the 13th-ranked (Class 3A) Indians their sixth loss of the season. After playing extra points in the opening set, Camanche fell 28-26, followed by a 25-23 loss in Set 2 and 25-22 in Set 3.
Libby Schnoor continued her prominent front-row performance, leading the team with 19 kills. Kylie Vogel had 28 assists and Julia Moore had eight kills. Brettan Hilgendorf led the team with three aces alongside six kills.
It was an offnight defensively for the Indians, who tallied only 23 digs combined as a team. Schnoor led all passers with 11 digs.
Midland sweeps Irish
WYOMING -- Despite racking up 26 points in Set 2, Prince of Peace couldn’t avoid the sweep, losing 25-18, 28-26, 25-18 Tuesday at Midland in the Tri-Rivers Conference.
The loss dropped the Irish to 1-10 on the year.
Sydney Laufenberg took 39 swings for hits, landing 13 of them for kills. However, the Irish were a combined minus-.200 hitting for the match, with the next closest hitter, Rebecca Divarco, converting three kills. Erin Kuehn led the team with nine assists, while Krista Atkinson had a team-high 19 digs. Atkinson was followed by libero Hunter Chapman with 18.
Laufenberg also racked up five blocks, following solid net play by Miranda Schnier, who had seven.
Set 2 -- the closest Prince of Peace came to avoiding the sweep -- was the only game in which the Irish didn’t hit in the negative. Otherwise, the team tallied 26 hitting errors against 17 kills.
Rebels lose lead
GOOSE LAKE -- Northeast halted the Panthers through two sets Tuesday at home. But, after the Rebels dropped a tight 25-22 Set 3, a three-game turnaround for Monticello was under way.
The Rebels fell in five to Monticello 19-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-5, dropping Northeast to 6-8. Libero Baylie Parson had another breakout performance with 23 digs and Kelsey Carder added 12. Addie Oberman, Breanne Butler and Peyton Gray tied for the team lead with five kills apiece, with Butler also dishing out six assists.
The loss marked the seventh in nine matches for the Rebels, whose last non-tournament win came in the season-opener against Bellevue. On Saturday, they’ll travel west for the Anamosa Invitational.
Warriors win see-saw
MILES -- A back-and-forth affair took place Tuesday at Easton Valley. By the end, Calamus-Wheatland found itself on top.
The Warriors and River Hawks traded the first four sets before Cal-Wheat clinched the decider, winning in five -- 15-25, 25-17, 21-25, 25-16, 15-8. The winners amassed 16 aces while digging up 78 balls in the win.
Tessa Kauffmann led the back row defensively with 22 digs, while Katie Banowetz and McKenna Luepker each had 13. Stephanie Petersen led the offense with nine kills, followed by six each from Banowetz and Bailey Moellenbeck.
Cardinals fall in four
MOUNT VERNON -- Maquoketa pulled it together in Set 3 after getting blown out in Sets 1 and 2. Mount Vernon put its game back together, taking Tuesday’s match 25-16, 25-8, 23-25, 25-11.
The Mustangs, ranked eighth in Class 4A, were led by Hannah Whitley’s 14 kills, with teammate Wynne Vandersall racking up seven aces.
Cougars top Comets
BELLEVUE -- Ali Reeg dug up 25 to lead Bellevue on Tuesday, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Cascade at home. Bellevue was swept 25-15, 25-21, 25-19.
Maddie Hiland added 18 digs for the Comets to go along with her team-high eight kills. Ashley Gisemann chipped in seven kills and 11 digs.
NORTH CEDAR 28-25-25, CAMANCHE 26-23-22
Camanche statistical leaders
Kills -- Libby Schnoor 19, Julia Moore 8, Brettan Hilgendorf 6. Assists -- Kylie Vogel 28. Digs -- Schnoor 11, Lindsey Grams 6. Blocks -- Moore 3. Aces -- Hilgendorf 3.
MIDLAND 25-28-25, PRINCE OF PEACE 18-26-18
Prince of Peace statistical leaders
Kills -- Sydney Laufenberg 13, Rebecca Divarco 3. Assists -- Erin Kuehn 9. Digs -- Krista Atkinson 19, Hunter Chapman 18. Blocks -- Miranda Schnier 7, Laufenberg 5.
MONTICELLO 19-22-25-25-15, NORTHEAST 25-25-22-23-5
Northeast statistical leaders
Kills -- Addie Oberman 5, Breanne Butler 5, Peyton Gray 5. Assists -- Butler 6, Bailey Claussen 4. Digs -- Baylie Parson 23, Kelsey Carder 12. Blocks -- Ashley Kruse 3. Aces -- Oberman 4, Carder 3.
CALAMUS-WHEATLAND 15-25-21-25-15, EASTON VALLEY 25-17-25-16-8
Calamus-Wheatland statistical leaders
Kills -- Stephanie Petersen 9, Bailey Moellenbeck 6, Katie Banowetz 6. Assists -- Sydney Kerr 15, Kylie Wilhelm 7. Digs -- Tessa Kauffmann 22, McKenna Luepker 13, Banowetz 13. Blocks -- Rebecca Vander Heiden 5, Petersen 4. Aces -- Banowetz 3, Luepker 3, Moellenbeck 3.
CASCADE 25-25-25, BELLEVUE 15-21-19
Bellevue statistical leaders
Kills -- Maddie Hiland 8, Ashley Gisemann 7. Assists -- Stephanie Reed 13, Jackie Kremer 9. Digs -- Ali Reeg 25, Hiland 18. Blocks -- Kremer 2, Reeg 2. Aces -- Kremer 2.