SULLY — Lynnville-Sully High’s Hawks and visiting Collins-Maxwell/Baxter High’s Raiders were looking for the same thing when they stepped on the volleyball court Tuesday. They were after their first victory in 2013
The Hawks opened the season last week but came up empty in five matches. Tuesday was the Raiders’ season-opener.
Lynnville-Sully made the most of home-court advantage, winning the best-3-out-5 match 25-22, 25-17, 25-15. The Hawks improved to 1-5 while the Raiders are 0-1.
Cassie Cullen delivered 10 kills to lead the Hawk net attack. Shelby Davis put down five kills while Lysnadra James and Madison Rasmusson each had four kills. James put up one solo block.
Jade Van Rees was credited with 22 set assists. She also had two kills at the net.
From the service line for Lynnville-Sully, Cullen had eight aces, going 16-for-17 on serves. Taylor Vander Leest served 12-for-12 with five aces and James was 7-for-8 serving with two ace serves. Van Rees had one ace serve.
Defensively, Cullen came up with 15 digs and Kristal Beyer had 11 digs. Van Rees was credited with seven digs, as was James. Davis and Rasumusson each had six digs.
Abbie Haupert pounded down 12 kills and had one solo block for the Raiders. Payge Jurgens delivered five kills and had a solo block. Alex Hlavacek had three kills. Mackenzie Schmitz put up 15 set assits.
Haupert had three service aces and Abbey Appelgate had one ace. Appelgate was credited with six digs while Bekah Pearson had four digs and Schmitz had three digs.
CMB hosts Roland-Story at Maxwell tonight then has Green County coming to Baxter next Tuesday.
Lynnville-Sully travels to Marengo tonight to play Iowa Valley.