BURLINGTON — While much of the talk in town centers on Friday’s football matchup of unbeaten Clinton at Bettendorf, the two schools will square off in volleyball one night earlier putting 3-0 conference records on the line.

Clinton stayed unbeaten in Mississippi Athletic Conference volleyball Tuesday night with a 25-20, 25-17, 25-14 win against Burlington. The River Queens (8-5 overall) haven’t lost a game in MAC play.

The River Queens established control early in every game, according to coach Mark Massey, and were dominant.

“Mallory Voss, Ashley Haugen and Sarah Massey usually were giving us a cushion at the top of our serve rotation,” he said. “I believe they had only one rotation of two points. Everything else was a sideout or a sideout plus one point. When you do that, they’ll crack a bit.”

Junior Devynn Paulsen had 11 kills to lead Clinton.

“We certainly knew she was capable of that,” Massey said. “We ran a middle attack quite a bit and were very effective out of the right side. She was getting where she could see where the block was coming from and could put it down.”

Massey said another key for Clinton was its focus, and he said that that would be important again Thursday when Bettendorf comes to Yourd Gym. The Bulldogs beat Clinton last Saturday at the North Scott Invitational.

“We want to see that same type of focus that we had tonight,” Massey said. “We want to see that intensity. Bettendorf is 3-0, and we’re 3-0. It’s a long road ahead, but for right now it’s what high school sports are about — playing meaningful games. I hope we can create a little buzz with the volleyball match on Thursday.”

CLINTON 25-25-25, BURLINGTON 20-17-14

Kills — Clinton (Devynn Paulsen 11, Sarah Massey 8, Mallory Voss 6); Burlington (Shayla Hopp 7, Hannah Smith 7, Hilary Beaird 7). Assists — Clinton (Ashley Haugen 17, Courtney Camp 10); Burlington (Aleesha Rich 19, Victoria Ita 7). Serving aces — Clinton (Camp 4); Burlington (Ita 2, Haley Mehaffy 2, Samantha Whitmore 2). Blocks — Clinton (Voss 3, Leisha Harris 3). Digs — Clinton (Massey 9, Paige Dehner 6); Burlington (Rich 8, Whitmore 8, Samantha Goudie 3).

Irish pull off road win

WHEATLAND — They went past the regulation mark in the first two games, but then the Prince of Peace Irish used the momentum from those wins and wrapped up a three-game sweep of Calamus-Wheatland on Tuesday in Big East Conferenve volleyball.

“It’s a good feeling, but I would like it if we didn’t keep it that close,” Irish coach Shanon Nelson said after the 26-24, 28-26, 25-19 road victory. “They’re calm under pressure, and they stay cool. We didn’t make a lot of unforced errors, and that kept us in the game. And our defense was great.”

Brittany Horst led the defensive effort with 22 digs, while Carrie Kuehn had team highs with six kills, three blocks and four aces.

The win put the Irish above the .500 mark on the season, at 6-5, and they are 2-0 in the conference. They return to action Thursday with a home match against conference favorite Camanche, ranked ninth in the Iowa Class 2A poll.

“I told the girls they need to bring their ‘A’ game,” Nelson said. “I’m not going to lie them. Camanche is a strong team.”

Prince of Peace 26-28-25, Calamus-Wheatland 24-26-19

KIlls — Carrie Kuehn 6, Erica Ugarph 5, Megan Lehmkuhl 4. Assists — Lehmkuhl 11, Ari Aquilani 6. Digs — Brittany Horst 22, Brittany Williams 12, Kuehn 11, Aquilani 11. Blocks — Kuehn 3, Lehmkuhl 2, Ugarph 2, Naeve 2. Serving — Kuehn 8-9, 4 aces; Horst 8-11, 2 aces; Kirsten Heeren 8-9, 2 aces; Lehmkuhl 15-16, 1 ace.

Record — Prince of Peace 6-5, 2-0 Big East Conference.

Freshman-sophomore

Prince of Peace 12-21-15

Calamus-Wheatland 21-15-10

Kills — Maggie Schnier 4, Julia Isenhour 2. Assists — Megan Mulholland 6. Digs — Emily Gardner 8, Brittany Williams 7, Mulholland 5, Aaliyah Chapman 5. Serving — Schnier 9-10, 2 aces; Chapman 7-9, 1 ace; Allyson Naeve 7-9, 1 ace.

Junior Varsity

Calamus-Wheatland 21-21, Prince of Peace 15-19

Kills — Gardner 3, Isenhour 2, Chapman 2, Kiana Johnson 2. Assists — Mulholland 10. Digs — Johnson 9, Mulholland 8, Haley Chapman 7. Block — Isenhour 1. Serving — Schnier 13-13, 2 aces; Mulholland 6-6.

Preston downs Bellevue

PRESTON — The Preston volleyball team swept Bellevue 25-18, 25-14, 25-13 on Tuesday in Big East Conference action at Preston Community Schools.

Preston's Brook Tebbe recorded a match-high eight kills and team bests with eight digs and three service aces.

Caley Medinger had six digs, three assists and two kills for Bellevue (5-8, 1-1 Big East).

PRESTON 25-25-25, BELLEVUE 18-14-13

Kills — Bellevue (Becca Roth 2, Caley Medinger 2, Rachel Wilbers 2, Kelsey Ernst 2); Preston (Brook Tebbe 8, Brena Smithson 7, Emily Henningsen 7). Assists — Bellevue (Britney Sullivan 6, Medinger 3); Preston (Kelcie Bormann 15, Haley Andresen 3, Henningsen 2). Digs — Bellevue (Alesha Ries 10, Medinger 6, Roth 4); Preston (Tebbe 8, Henningsen 7, Bormann 6, Andresen 6). Aces — Bellevue (Kayla Tott 4, Sullivan 1); Preston (Korissa Daniels 3, Tebbe 3, Andresen 2, Henningsen 2).

Junior varsity — Preston won 21-8, 22-24, 15-10.

Freshmen — Preston won 21-14, 21-18.

Indians keep rolling

CAMANCHE — The Camanche volleyball team went undefeated last week and the momentum carried into this week.

The Indians, ranked No. 9 in the Iowa Class 2A state poll, swept Lisbon 25-14, 25-11, 25-18 Tuesday night in Big East Conference play at Camanche High School.

Chelsea Moore had a team-high 11 kills, three aces and four digs for Camanche (13-3, 2-0 Big East).

CAMANCHE 25-25-25, LISBON 14-11-18

Camanche individual statistics

Kills — Chelsea Moore 11, Ashley Gonzalez 8, Ashtyn Dixon 6, Haley Pulse 5, Tiana Bark 2, Samantha Drury 1. Assists — Bark 22, Pulse 3, Dixon 2. Aces — Pulse 4, Dixon 4, Moore 3, Bark 3, Gonzalez 3. Digs — Dixon 8, Moore 4, Decker 4, Drury 3. Blocks — Dixon 1, Gonzalez 1.

Sophomores — Camanche 16-21, 21-14, 15-3.

Junior varsity — Camanche won 21-15, 21-19.

East Central tops Marquette in 5

BELLEVUE — The East Central volleyball team outlasted Bellevue Marquette 25-15, 21-25, 22-25, 25-15, 15-3 in a thriller Tuesday night.

Stephanie Kramer led Marquette with five kills, and Audrey Sieverding added three kills, 16 digs,14 assists and two aces.

EAST CENTRAL 25-21-22-25-15, BELLEVUE MARQUETTE 15-25-25-15-3

Kills — East Central (Sydney Gray 8, Sam Lippens 7, Mareah Adolphs 6); Marquette (Stephanie Kramer 5, Kelli Herrig 4, Tamber Thoma 3, Audrey Sieverding 3). Assists — East Central (Cassie Aldis 21); Marquette (Audrey Sieverding 14). Digs — East Central (Gray 13, Tessa Daniels 12, Lippens 10); Marquette (Sieverding 16, Thoma 16, Amanda Mueller 15, Herrig 14). Aces — East Central (Nicole Hoffman 7, Daniels 4); Marquette (Thoma 6, Sieverding 2). Blocks — East Central (Lippens 4, Gray 4, Daniels 4, Adolphs 3, Ryleigh Keeney 3); Marquette (Thoma 2, Mueller 2, Bender 1).

Central DeWitt also wins in 5

DEWITT — Central DeWitt rallied Tuesday for a five-game victory over Solon. The Sabers won 25-23, 23-25, 18-25, 25-23, 15-10.

Arianna Block went 22-for-23 serving, Maggie Dolan had 24 assists and Hanna Harlson had 14 kills for Central DeWitt.

CENTRAL DEWITT 25-23-18-25-15, SOLON 23-25-25-23-10

Central DeWitt individual statistics

Kills — Hanna Harlson 14, Kassie Prier 12, Rachel Henning 11. Assists — Maggie Dolan24, Makenzie Keeney 16.

Junior varsity — Solon won 25-13, 25-22.

Sophomores — Solon won 25-17, 16-25, 17-15.

Freshmen — Solon won 25-17, 25-7, 25-15.

Prophets fall to Newman

PROPHETSTOWN — The Prophetstown volleyball team rebounded after losing Game 1 against Sterling Newman on Tuesday, but the Prophets dropped a close Game 3 and the match.

Prophetstown lost 12-25, 28-26, 23-25. Kelsie Stafford had 11 kills and 10 blocks, and Ida Koehler had 25 assists.

STERLING NEWMAN 25-26-25, PROPHETSTOWN 12-28-23

Prophetstown individual statistics

Kills — Kelsie Stafford 11, Steph Patton 4. Assists — Ida Koehler 25. Digs — Stacy Stewart 4. Aces — Stewart 2, Koehler 2. Blocks — Stafford 10, Koehler 4, Stafford 3.

Junior varsity — Prophetstown won 23-25, 25-20, 25-23.

Freshmen — Prophetstown won 26-24, 25-14.

Erie falls to Bureau Valley

ERIE — The Erie volleyball team lost to Bureau Valley 25-14, 25-16 Tuesday night in Three Rivers Conference play.

Kara Snowden had a match-high eight kills, and Lizzy Garrison had three kills and four aces for Erie.

BUREAU VALLEY 25-25, ERIE 14-16

Kills — Snowden 8, Garrison 3, Ryan 2. Aces — Garrison 4, Burns 1. Assists — Burns 7, Howard 3. Digs — Ryan 2, Garrison 1, Burns 1.

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