CLINTON — Clinton sisters Haley and Hannah Dash gripped each other in tears during Senior Night Thursday, but that didn’t stop the River Queens from sweeping a match from Muscatine.

It was an emotional night for many girls and parents as the River Queens honored the nine seniors before the game.

Every senior played in at least one of the three sets against Muscatine.

With some errors on both sides, the first set started off rocky. The back and forth set ended in the River Queens favor, however, and they took it 25-22.

It was smooth sailing from there, with the Queens winning the next two sets 25-18, 25-14.

Junior Grace Tubbs led the attack for the River Queens with 12 kills. Sam Matheny added seven more. Brooke Mulholland helped the front row out with 26 assists, and also added three service aces to her game.

Haley Dash led the back row with 16 digs, and seniors Hannah Dash and Cassandra Smith had big games with 11 digs a piece. Mallory Melvin tossed in another 12 digs.

Clinton improves to 17-9 and will play in the Johnston Invite this coming Saturday.

Marquette advances, Irish bow out

BELLEVUE — Prince of Peace was not able to advance to the championship bracket of the Tri-Rivers Conference Tournament after losing to Marquette Catholic, Easton Valley and Midland in the first round held in Bellevue on Thursday.

The Irish were able to avoid sweeps, taking a set from both Marquette Catholic and Midland.

The Mohawks were able to defeat the Irish in three sets. They will advance as the No. 2 seed in the East Division to the championship bracket in Wyoming on Saturday. 

Teona Richman had 24 kills on the night for Marquette, and Sunny North pitched in 15.

McKenna Hingtgen led the team with 33 assists, and also contributed three aces.

Lexi Swain led the defensive effort with 24 digs, followed by Paige Lampe with 18.

Fulton sweeps Erie

FULTON — The Steamers bounced back from their loss Tuesday to take two sets from Erie on Thursday, 25-14, 25-22.

Brooke Huizenga and Emily Schipper dominated the Fulton front row with seven kills a pieces, making up more than half of the team kills. They each had one block a piece as well to add to Daekota Knott’s five blocks.

Kearra Kohrt had seven digs for the Steamers, while Schipper pitched in four. Kohrt also had two aces.

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