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Baxter bolts past Warriors

Published: Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 10:13 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 10:50 a.m. CDT
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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.