ELDRIDGE — After slipping into the Iowa High School state volleyball rankings for the first time this season, the River Queens had another exceptional tournament weekend at The Pit at North Scott High School. 

The River Queens finished second overall at the Lancers’ tournament on Saturday. The highlight of their weekend was taking down Class 4A No.1 ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier in pool play. Clinton beat Xavier 21-19, 18-21, 15-11.

The River Queens lost to Xavier in the championship game. 

Clinton also took down Western Dubuque, Union, and Davenport West. 

Grace Tubbs led the front row for the River Queens again with 41 kills on the day. Molly Chapman had 20, Macy Mulholland 17 and Kelly Clark had 15 through the total 13 sets. 

Haley Dash, Chapman and Mulholland led the back row. Dash came up with 36 digs, while Chapman had 31 and Mulholland 30. Brooke Mulholland added another 30 and Megan Gandrup 25. 

Tubbs also had eight blocks for the Queens.

Clinton returns home on Tuesday to take on MAC foe Davenport Assumption, then host their own tournament this Saturday. 

Steamerssplit tourney

BYRON, Ill. — The Fulton Steamers went 3-2 this weekend at a road tournament in Byron, Ill. 

Fulton picked up wins over Gullford, Belvidere and Pecatonica, while dropping matches to Aquin and Winnebago.

Emily Schipper and Daekota Knott dominated the front. Schipper came away with 42 kills in the 11 sets, while Knott added another 23 and 24 total blocks. 

Schipper also led the team with 29 digs, while Ally Curley dug up 23. Kylie Collachia had 17 and Kylee Sweenie added 16. 

Unity finishes second

FULTON—The Unity Christian Knights hosted their own tournament this weekend, coming out second after losing to Tristate. 

“We fought very hard … had some great hustle plays and attacks at the net,” head coach Jana Behr said. “We are continuing to improve, that is good.”

Michelle Striley led the team with eight kills in three games. Alli Tegeler added five while Maize Wicklund and Carrie Willoughby came away with four a piece.

Kyra Wicklund served five aces, four of them coming in one set. 

Wicklung also led the team with nine total digs, while Maizie Wicklund, Michelle Striley and Makayla Smith each had six.