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Local Sports

Lynnville-Sully thumps Tri-County

THORNBURG — Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks head into Class 1A volleyball playoffs with some momentum. The Hawks posted their second win this week Thursday to conclude the regular season.

Lynnville-Sully defeated host Tri-County 25-14, 25-11, 25-7 Thursday to go 5-5 in South Iowa Cedar League play for 2013. The Hawks improved to 9-14 overall.

The Hawks travel to Tama Tuesday to play Meskwaki Settlement in Class 1A, Region 6 action. The match starts at 7 p.m. The winner of the match plays at Belle Plaine in region quarterfinal play Oct. 29.

Lynnville-Sully served at a 94-percent clip as a team Thursday. Mary Lanser was 11-of-12 serving the ball for the Hawks and had four ace serves. Cassie Cullen went 16-of-17 with four aces. Taylr Vander Leest had five ace serves, going 9-of-9.

Kristal Beyer, Lysandra James, and Jade Van Rees each had two ace serves.

On defense, Lanser came up with 11 digs while senior libero Lyndsay Terpstra had nine digs. Cullen and Vander Leest each had five digs.

At the net, Cullen delivered 13 kills for the Hawks. James had seven kills and Vander Leest had three kills. Lanser and Kristen Van Der Wilt each had two kills. Van Rees, senior setter, was credited with 26 set assists.

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