The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

October 16, 2013

Volleyball: Fulton falls to Newman

Herald Staff Report
The Clinton Herald

---- — STERLING, Ill. — Fulton and Sterling Newman split a pair of close games before Newman pulled away to win the deciding third set Tuesday in Three Rivers Conference volleyball.

The Comets won 24-26, 28-26, 25-13.

Chelsea Lesniewski led the Steamers (6-15, 5-7 conference) with 16 kills, while Rachael Beiermann added eight and a team-high 16 assists. Betsy Leonard had four blocks, Averi Leitzen had 18 digs and Jamie Huennekens had 10 serving points, including three aces.

River Hawks win

CLINTON — Prince of Peace pulled even after winning the second game, but Easton Valley responded by winning the next two for a 25-19, 17-25, 25-10, 25-9 victory in Tri-Rivers Conference play at Central Catholic.

Sydney Laufenberg had 10 kills and three blocks to lead the Irish (1-18).

Prophets rally

AMBOY, Ill. — Prophetstown took advantage of several strong serving rotations to record a 20-25, 25-18, 25-14 comeback victory against Amboy in Three Rivers Conference action.

Karlie Stafford had a six-point serving run, and Katlyn Shirley and Clare Kramer each added three in a row as the Prophets (6-14, 4-7 Three Rivers) won the second set. Kate Fringer delivered four in a row twice and Claire Milnes served four aces in the third-set win.

Stafford and Milnes had 11 kills each for Prophetstown, and Kali Fetrow recorded a season-high six.

Erie sweeps Riverdale

ERIE, Ill. — Savannah Mettler recorded nine kills, and Rachel Cobert added eight Tuesday to lead Erie past Riverdale 25-15, 25-15 in Three Rivers Conference play.

Mary Chapman dished out 22 assists for the Cardinals, and Courtney Cobert had a team-high nine digs.

Marquette evens record

WHEATLAND — Marquette Cathlolic pushed its record to the .500 mark Tuesday with a 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-22 victory against Tri-Rivers Conference foe Calamus-Wheatland.

Blake Banowetz had 16 kills and 24 digs to lead the Mohawks (12-12). Stephanie Petersen had 10 kills for the Warriors, while McKenna Luepker led the way with 19 digs and three aces.

Marquette will play host to Calamus-Wheatland and Prince of Peace at 5 p.m. Thursday in Tri-Rivers tournament pool play.

STERLING NEWMAN 24-28-25, FULTON 26-26-13

Fulton statistical leaders

Kills — Chelsea Lesniewski 16, Rachael Beiermann 8, Betsy Leonard 7. Assists — Beiermann 16, Olivia Edfors 13. Digs — Averi Leitzen 18, Jamie Huennekens 13, Edfors 9. Blocks — Leonard 4. Ace serves — Huennekens 3.

Sophomores — Fulton won 25-18, 25-18.

Freshmen — Fulton won 22-25, 25-18, 15-12.

EASTON VALLEY 25-17-25-25, PRINCE OF PEACE 19-25-10-9

Prince of Peace statistical leaders

Kills — Sydney Laufenberg 10, Miranda Schnier 4, Krista Atkinson 3. Assists — Erin Kuehn 10. Digs — Hunter Chapman 22, Atkinson 17, Kuehn 10. Blocks — Laufenberg 3, Kuehn 2. Ace serves — Chapman 1, Karli Atkinson 1, Kuehn 1, Laufenberg 1.

PROPHETSTOWN 20-25-25, AMBOY 25-18-14

Prophetstown statistical leaders

Kills — Karlie Stafford 11, Claire Milnes 11, Clare Kramer 10. Assists — Kate Fringer 35. Digs — Kramer 9, Stafford 7. Blocks — Milnes 2. Ace serves — Milnes 4, Stafford 3, Katlyn Shirley 3.

Freshmen/sophomores — Prophetstown won 25-21, 25-16.

Freshmen — Amboy won 25-10, 25-10.

ERIE 25-25, RIVERDALE 15-15

Erie statistical leaders

Kills — Savannah Mettler 9, Rachel Cobert 8, Delaney Tegeler 4. Assists — Mary Chapman 22. Digs — Courtney Cobert 9, Megan Heun 7, Mettler 6. Blocks — Heun 1. Ace serves — Cait Maloney 1, C. Cobert 1, Heun 1.

MARQUETTE CATHOLIC 25-25-24-25, CALAMUS-WHEATLAND 20-17-26-22

Kills — Marquette, Blake Banowetz 16, Marissa Schroeder 11; Cal-Wheat, Stephanie Petersen 10, McKenna Luepker 7, Katie Banowetz 7, Bailey Moellenbeck 6. Assists — Marquette, Justine Kalmes 34; Cal-Wheat, Kylie Wilhelm 12, Sydney Kerr 10. Digs — Marquette, B. Banowetz 24, Haley Lampe 23, Anna Ambrosy 18; Cal-Wheat, Luepker 19, K. Banowetz 13, Kerr 13, Petersen 13. Blocks — Marquette — Schroeder 2; Cal-Wheat, Rebecca Vander Heiden 4, Nina Cray 2, Petersen 2. Ace serves — Marquette, Kalmes 3, B. Banowetz 2, Lampe 2, Tayler Richman 2; Cal-Wheat, Luepker 3.