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L-S volleyball tops BGM, advances to semifinals

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 11:17 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 11:18 a.m. CDT

Revenge is best served in the postseason. It certainly was for the Lynnville-Sully volleyball team.

On Oct. 8, the Hawks were swept at home by Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom. Tuesday night in Brooklyn, L-S returned the favor with much more on the line, sweeping the Bears and ending their season in a Class 1A Regional Quarterfinal game.

Each set was tightly contested, with the Hawks winning by scores of 25-21, 25-23 and 25-21.

Lynnville-Sully (15-11) will now face its toughest opponent of the season as it takes on top-ranked Grundy Center (31-6) Friday at 7 p.m. at Meskwaki Settlement School in Tama.

The Hawks were down by at least eight points in the first set before rallying to win, and then used a 7-1 run in the second to take a lead it never relinquished.

“BGM got down and we picked up our momentum,” Lynnville-Sully coach Heather James said. “It got close a few times in game three, but we were ready to finish it in three games. I’m so proud of how we played. I couldn’t be happier.”

Senior Kelsey Beyer had 17 kills, 13 digs and was 9-of-9 serving. Junior Cassie Cullen had 11 kills and six digs. Junior Shelby Davis had five kills and 13 digs. Junior Jade Van Rees had 24 assists and was the team’s top server — going 17-for-17 with four aces. Junior Lyndsay Terpstra and sophomore Taylor Vander Leest also were perfect from the line — going 15-of-15 and 12-of-12 — and each had four aces. Senior Kelly Sevcik was 7-of-8 serving with four aces.

Lynnville-Sully missed only three serves all night.