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Local Sports

Hawks, Mustangs lose, Bolts win in area volleyball action

Mallory Loftus
Mallory Loftus

SULLY — Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks suffered their first loss in South Iowa Cedar League volleyball play on Tuesday. The Hawks fell to visiting Montezuma 25-22, 17-25, 25-22, 25-17.

Coming off a win at Colfax-Mingo on Monday and losing their starting setter with an ankle injury, the Hawks took on a tough Bravettes team. Lynnville-Sully is 5-1 in SICL play and 14-5 overall.

Mallory Loftus pounded down nine kills and had six solo blocks and one assisted block to lead the Hawks’ net attack. Korinne Jansen had seven kills while Krystal Van Dyke put up eight solo blocks and one assisted block and had five kills.

Cayler Noun Harder took over as setter with 18 set assists and Cally Gibbs had four assists. Denali Conover had four kills and Gibbs had one kill and they both had a block assist.

Loftus had three aces serves as she was 26-of-26 serving. Gibbs was 18-of-18 with one ace. Jansen and Jaden Brand each had one ace serve.

Jansen and Conover were credited with 27 digs apiece. Noun Harder had 21 digs and Gibbs had 20 digs. Brand made 15 digs.

The Hawks host Iowa Valley at 7 p.m. Tuesday in SICL play.

Greene County 3, PCM 0

JEFFERSON — After a slow start, Prairie City-Monroe’s volleyball team played much better in the final two sets against Greene County. Unfortunately for the Mustangs it still wasn’t enough during a three-set road loss to the Rams on Tuesday night.

Greene County won the Heart of Iowa Conference match 25-14, 25-22, 25-23 to improve to 11-13 overall and 2-1 in conference play. PCM dropped to 5-19 overall and 1-2 in HOIC matches.

The Mustangs led the second set 22-21 before the Rams rallied with the final four points. PCM trailed 5-0 in the third set before getting back within 22-21 late in the set.

Celeste Wagaman put down 10 kills, Bella Stone had 17 assists and nine digs and Chelsea Bird collected a team-high 11 digs and three kills.

Jacki Vos tallied four kills and four digs, Chloe Inskeep had six digs and Claire Wilson finished with four digs and two kills. Emma Houser also had a pair of kills and Lilli Baird, Meghan Kinnamon and Wagaman all collected two digs.

The Mustangs were 48-of-55 in serves with five aces. Baird, Bird, Vos, Wagaman and Wilson all had one ace.

PCM hosts Nevada at 7 p.m. next Tuesday in Monroe.

Baxter 3,

Meskwaki Settlement School 1

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The Bolts improved to 3-0 in the Iowa Star Conference’s South Division with a four-set win over Meskwaki Settlement School on Tuesday night.

Baxter (9-4) dominated three of the four sets, winning 25-14. 25-13, 24-26, 25-7. The Warriors fell to 1-16 overall and 0-4 in conference play.

Official statistics were not available at presstime.

The Bolts play Iowa Star Conference foe GMG at 7:15 p.m. next Tuesday in Garwin.

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