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Lynnville-Sully snare second at North Mahaska Invitational

Published: Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 9:59 a.m. CDT

NEW SHARON — It was an all South Iowa Cedar League conference final for the North Mahaska Invitational volleyball tournament on Saturday in New Sharon. Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks faced HLV’s Warriors for the second time in the tournament with the title on the line.

For the second time, the Hawks and Warriors, both Class 1A teams, went to a third set to decide the match. The Warriors pulled out with a 22-25, 25-22, 15-11 win over the Hawks.

Lynnville-Sully went 3-2 in tournament play with wins over 4A Grinnell, 3A Prairie City-Monroe and 2A Sigourney. The Hawks opened with a 19-21, 21-18, 15-10 win over Grinnell followed by a 12-21, 21-19, 15-13 win over Sigourney.

Lynnville-Sully dropped a 21-19, 15-21, 15-6 decision to HLV in the third match of the tournament. The Hawks netted a straight set win over PCM, 25-15, 25-16 to move into the championship match.

The Hawks served at a 91 percent clip for their five matches in the tournament, going 282-of-309 at the service line.

Against HLV in the title match, Camryn Russell was 12-of-13 with two ace serves for the Hawks. Carson Fisk had one service ace, going 14-of-14 and Skyler Young had one ace as she was 12-of-13 serving.

Young was credited with 11 set assists for the match. Mallory Loftus delivered eight kills for the Hawks. McKinley Conover and Fisk had five kills apiece, Russell had four kills and Shiloh Cunningham had one kill.

Loftus, who had 14 solo blocks and three assisted blocks for the tournament, recorded three solo blocks and one assist against HLV in the title match. Cunningham had one solo and one assisted block and Fisk put up one solo block.

Fisk came up with 12 digs in the match. Makayla Rozendaal and Conover had nine digs apiece. Cunningham had eight digs and Russell had five digs.

In the match with PCM, Russell racked up five ace serves while serving 19-of-19 for the Hawks. Cunningham had three aces with a perfect 15-of-15 service stint. Young and two ace serves. The Hawks only missed three serves — 60-of-63 — facing the Mustangs.

Fisk and Loftus had four kills apiece, and Conover and Russell had three kills apiece against the Mustangs. Young made 11 set assists. Loftus put up three solo blocks and one assisted block. Fisk had two solo blocks while Russell and Cunningham had one block apiece.

For the tournament, Young had 56 set assists and was 70-of-75 serving with seven ace serves. She had 24 digs and four solo blocks. Loftus downed 20 kills and Conover had 19 kills and 45 digs. Fisk also had 19 kills along with six solo blocks and two assisted blocks at the net and 43 digs.

Cunningham finished with 15 kills, five solo blocks and two assisted blocks, 11 service aces and 23 digs. Russell had 13 kills, three solo blocks, two assisted blocks and 20 digs. Makayla Rozendaal had 30 digs and Mariah Vos had 15 digs.

The Hawks improved to 7-8 overall. They host 1A 10th-ranked Montezuma at 5:30 p.m. Monday in SICL play at Sully.

Contact Jocelyn Sheets at 641-792-3121 ext. 6535 or jsheets@newtondailynews.com

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