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Local Sports

Baxter bolts past Warriors

Baxter’s student section cheers on the Bolts’ volleyball team earlier this week. The Bolts swept Meskwaki Settlement School at home on Thursday.
Baxter’s student section cheers on the Bolts’ volleyball team earlier this week. The Bolts swept Meskwaki Settlement School at home on Thursday.

BAXTER — Serving up 23 aces and finishing with a kill efficiency of .274, the Baxter volleyball team swept Meskwaki Settlement School on Thursday night.

The Bolts won at home for the first time this season and improved to 2-1 in Iowa Star Conference South Division play after a 25-11, 25-12, 25-20 win over the Warriors.

Baxter missed eight serves, finishing 66-of-74, but the Bolts had 23 aces to counter the misses. Three players had at least five aces in the win.

“We had a pretty good game,” Baxter coach Scott Ranck said. “We changed a couple of things and got little more experience on the court, giving us flexibility at other positions. We had a good effort, a lot of fun and got a lot of kids in the match.”

Senior Jordynn Wesselink finished with nine kills, four digs and seven aces to lead the way. She was 17-of-21 in serves.

Senior Lexi Ewing served up five aces and was 15-for-15 in serves, junior Sydney Schmidt tallied 22 assists and six aces and senior Mary Schabilion was 14-of-14 in serves with two aces.

Sophomore Amber Weltha finished with a team-high 10 kills. The team had 27 kills on 27 assists on the night. The Bolts (6-5 overall, 2-1 in the Iowa Star) only had 10 hitting errors.

Sophomore Bekka Watt finished with four kills and served up three aces. She was 8-of-9 in serves. Senior Sailor Hinegardner had a team-high eight digs and dished out three assists. Ewing added seven digs.

The Bolts host Van Meter for a non-conference match at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Baxter.

Meskwaki Settlement fell to 3-14 overall and 1-3 in league play.

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