take out Raiders in straight sets
ALLEMAN — Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s Raiders had been on a roll since some early season struggles, but the Raiders reverted to some of their old ways in a loss to North Polk on Tuesday.
CMB lost in straight sets — 25-16, 25-15, 25-6 — to a North Polk team that has won six matches in a row.
Abbie Haupert led the team in kills with four. Bridget Hruley and Payge Jurgens were second among Raiders with three apiece. Hannah McWhirter, Bekah Pearson, Katie Ziesman and Abbey Applegate each recorded one kill.
Haupert had five blocks to lead the Raiders. Alex Hiavacek blocked one. Mackenzie Schmitz’ four assists were tops for the team. Applegate had three assists. Applegate served up a perfect 10-for-10 from the back line. Jurgens was 8-for-8 with an ace serve. Schmitz landed all seven of her serves with one assist.
“We really struggled tonight,” CMB coach Scott Ranck said. “We had little energy, didn’t move our feet or talk, and we didn’t pass well. “Right there is pretty much the recipe for a rough night, and that it was. On a bright note, we only missed one served and served 97.4 percent. We are disappointed in the performance, and need to come back, refocus, and get back after it as we have one more match at South Hamilton on Thursday before tournament play begins next Tuesday.”