The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

October 7, 2013

Cardinals 2nd at Rebels' tourney

Herald Staff Report
The Clinton Herald

---- — GOOSE LAKE — Maquoketa, Camanche and Northeast all made it to the semifinals of the Northeast Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday, with Maquoketa advancing to the finals.

Davenport Assumption, the No. 6-ranked team in the Iowa Class 4A coaches poll, beat the Cardinals 25-12, 25-11 for the title.

Allison Vandemore, who led Maquoketa with 49 kills, 10 aces and had a .366 attack percentage, and teammate Aubree Taylor (29 kills, .333 attack percentage, 35 digs) earned all-tournament honors, along with Danielle Cabel and Lexi Flynn of Davenport Assumption.

Also on the all-tournament team were Northeast’s Tierra Hildebrandt, Camanche’s Libby Schnoor, Fulton’s Rachael Beiermann, Prince of Peace’s Shannon Kuehl, Calamus-Wheatland’s McKenna Luepker and Jaclyn Ralfs of Durant-Bennett.

Hildebrandt had eight kills, five aces, 12 digs and one assist for the Rebels (10-13). Beiermann finished with 12 kills, 22 assists, two blocks and two aces for Fulton (5-14). Kuehl led Prince of Peace with eighth assists. Luepker wound up with five kills, 13 digs, two blocks and six aces, leading Calamus-Wheatland (10-12) in all of those categories except kills.

Maquoketa (8-16) went 3-0 in Pool 2, winning a three-set match with Northeast (10-13) to determine the pool champion. Camanche won a tiebreaker after the Indians, Fulton and Durant-Bennett each went 1-2 in pool play. The Indians did manage to take Assumption to three sets, though, winning the second game 25-23.

Maquoketa and Camanche had a tight battle in the semifinals, with the Cardinals winning a pair of two-point games, 26-24 and 25-23. Assumption beat Northeast 25-14, 25-10 in the other semifinal.

“I was very pleased with our performance today,” Northeast coach Brenda McKone said. “We had consistent play regardless of the opponent. We pushed Maquoketa to three and had our chances to win. Assumption is a very talented team and deserved the tourney championship.”

Unity 2nd in conference

GALENA, Ill. — Unity Christian defeated Quad Cities Christian in the semifinals, taking the deciding third set by two points, but fell 25-10, 25-10 to Faith Christian of Dixon in the championship match of the Northern Illinois Christian Conference.

“Faith’s hitters were too strong for us,” Unity coach Tabitha Fullan said.

She was quite pleased with the 25-19, 17-25, 25-23 victory against Quad Cities Christian.

“They knew going in that they would have to fight for this victory, and that’s just what they did,” she said. “Senior Jaime Kammerer played a particularly strong net game, with 11 good attacks and seven kills.”

Kammerer led the Knights on the day with 10 kills, while fellow senior JoLynn Frederick delivered 12 ace serves along with a team-best seven digs.

NORTHEAST INVITATIONAL

Pool 1

Camanche def. Fulton 21-18, 21-10; Davenport Assumption def. Durant-Bennett 21-15, 21-17; Assumption def. Camanche 21-15, 23-25, 15-8; Fulton def. Durant-Bennett 21-14, 21-10; Durant-Bennett def. Camanche 21-14, 21-16; Assumption def. Fulton 21-10, 23-21.

Pool 2

Northeast def. Prince of Peace 21-16, 21-9; Maquoketa def. Calamus-Wheatland 21-17, 22-20; Northeast def. Calamus-Wheatland 21-15, 21-18; Maquoketa def. Prince of Peace 21-9, 21-4; Maquoketa def. Northeast 19-21, 21-16, 15-10; Calamus-Wheatland def. Prince of Peace 21-8, 21-11.

Semifinals — Maquoketa def. Camanche 26-24, 25-23; Assumption def. Northeast 25-14, 25-10.

Championship — Assumption def. Maquoketa 24-12, 25-11.

MAQUOKETA STATISTICAL LEADERS

Kills (107) — Allison Vandemore 49, Aubree Taylor 29, Sarah Skladzien 15, Kenna Owen 12. Assists (103) — Jenna Holtz 100, Rachel Bullock 2. Digs (97) — Taylor 35, Bullock 26, Vandemore 15, Amy Wirth 11. Blocks (16) — Skladzien 7 assists; Catia Atienza 3 solo, 3 assists. Ace serves (26) — Vandemore 10, Liz Gavin 5, Bullock 5, Holtz 4.

NORTHEAST STATISTICAL LEADERS

Kills — Addie Oberman 13, Tierra Hildebrandt 8, Ashley Kruse 6, Breanne Butler 5. Assists — Courtney Stoll 21, Bailey Claussen 11. Digs — Bailey Parson 22, Oberman 12, Hildebrandt 12, Kelsey Carder 8. Blocks — Butler 4, Kruse 2. Ace serves — Oberman 4, Claussen 4, Laikyn Schaefer 3, Carder 2.

FULTON STATISTICAL LEADERS

Kills — Betsy Leonard 13, Chelsea Lesniewski 12, Rachael Beiermann 12. Assists — Beiermann 22, Olivia Edfors 19. Digs — Lesniewski 20, Averi Leitzen 16, Edfors 9. Blocks — Leonard 3, Beiermann 2, Camerin Huizenga 2. Ace serves — Jamie Huennekens 4, Lesniewski 3, Beiermann 2.

CALAMUS-WHEATLAND STATISTICAL LEADERS

Kills (42) — Stephanie Petersen 10, Katie Banowetz 5, McKenna Luepker 4, Rebecca Vander Heiden 5. Assists (41) — Sydney Kerr 10, Bailey Moellenbeck 6, Kylie Wilhelm 5. Digs (71) — Luepker 13, Kerr 8, Banowetz 6, Tessa Kauffmann 5, Petersen 5, Wilhelm 5. Blocks (3) — Luepker 1 assist, 1 solo). Ace serves (16) — Luepker 6.

PRINCE OF PEACE STATISTICAL LEADERS

Kills (15) — Sydney Laufenberg 7, Hunter Chapman 3, Rebecca Divarco 3. Assists (12) — Shannon Kuehl 8, Erin Kuehn 2. Digs (57) — Chapman 15, Atkinson 12, Miranda Schnier 7, Kuehn 6, Kuehl 6. Blocks (5) — Laufenberg 4, Kuehn 1. Ace serves (2) — Krista Atkinson 1, Shayenne Stiegler 1.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT

UNITY CHRISTIAN 25-17-25, QUAD CITIES CHRISTIAN 19-25-23

Unity Christian statistical leaders

Kills — Jaime Kammerer 7, JoLynn Frederick 2, Jessi VanderEide 2. Digs — Frederick 4, Maria Striley 3, J. VanderEide 3, Natalie Hirl 2. Blocks — J. VanderEide 2, Frederick 1, Kammerer 1. Aces serves — Frederick 9, Hirl 5.

FAITH CHRISTIAN 25-25, UNITY CHRISTIAN 10-10

Unity Christian statistical leaders

Kills — Kammerer 3. Digs — Frederick 3, Hirl 1, Katie VanderEide 1. Blocks — Frederick 1. Ace serves — Frederick 3, J. VanderEide 1.