SULLY — Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks could not get things going their direction in Tuesday’s Class 1A Region 4 volleyball match. The Hawks were playing on their home court but visiting Collins-Maxwell’s Spartans had the momentum.
The Spartans never trailed in any of the three sets as they swept the Hawks, 25-16, 25-13, 25-13. Collins-Maxwell advances to the second round of Region 4 play on Monday at North Tama.
Lynnville-Sully’s 2017 season came to an end in front of a home crowd. The Hawks ended up with a 16-13 overall record. They finished fifth in the South Iowa Cedar League conference race.
A three-point serving run by the Spartans put them up 4-1 in the first set. Lynnville-Sully stayed within striking distance, down 11-7. The Hawks narrowed the gap to two, 14-12 on kills by juniors Shiloh Cunningham and Carson Fisk with senior McKinley Conover serving.
The Hawks were unable to keep the serve. Collins-Maxwell went on a five-point surge and Lynnville-Sully couldn’t respond, losing 25-16.
The second set went much the same way. Lynnville-Sully fell behind early, 7-4, kept it close for several rotations then the Spartans had three serving stints of two and three points each.
Collins-Maxwell won the second set 25-13.
Down 2-0 in sets, the Hawks just never figured out an answer to the Spartans. They were not able to put together strings of serving points.
Conover had five service points and senior Camryn Russell had four service points for the match. Cunningham and junior Makayla Rozendaal had two service points each. Senior Skyler Young served up one point.
They had no answer for the Spartans’ big hitters — senior Brianda Bane who had 18 kills and junior Josie Wierson who had 10 kills. Collins-Maxwell’s junior Gracie Cheville was 27-of-29 serving with five aces.
There were no other individual statistics for Lynnville-Sully available at presstime.
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