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October 14, 2013

Bulldog spikers earn way into Osky Tournament semifinals

OSKALOOSA — Although Oskaloosa's volleyball team did not advance through pool play its tournament on Saturday, the Indians did play well enough to get that far.

The Indians (4-24) lost close matches to Ottumwa (23-21, 19-12, 14-16), Fairfield (13-21, 22-20, 4-15) and Gilbert (21-16, 18-21, 16-18) to be seeded seventh following pool play.

North Polk and seventh-ranked (Class 2A) Grundy Center did not lose a match during pool play and the semifinals to face each other in the final. The Comets would rally after dropping the first set 25-20 capture the title 25-20 and 16-14.

Oskaloosa coach Jennifer Comfort was pleased how well the team played despite not winning a match.

"We did everything we could, we just couldn't pull off a victory," she said. "To go three sets in three games in pool play, we went to our max and I don't know how many of our games were within two points. The girls fought, we couldn't close and couldn't finish, but we did everything that we could besides get a victory."

The Indians close out the home season with a match against Newton Tuesday. It will be the final home appearance for seniors Emily Allee, Kailyn Risher, Kailey Scharff and Libby VanMersbergen.

Courier sports writer Andy Heintz contributed to this story. To follow Heintz's Twitter feed, go to @heintz23.

Oskaloosa Volleyball Tournament

Pool Results

Ottumwa 21-21-16, Oskaloosa 23-19-14; Marshalltown 21-15-15, Fairfield 7-21-11; North Polk 21-21, Ottumwa 18-18; Grundy Center 21-21, Gilbert 12-19; Fairfield 21-20-15, Oskaloosa 13-22-4; Gilbert 21-17-20, Marshalltown 14-21-18; Grundy Center 21-21, Fairfield 13-11; Ottumwa 21-20-19, Marshalltown 10-22-17; North Polk 21-21, Gilbert 14-18; Grundy Center 22-21, Ottumwa 20-12; Gilbert 16-21-18, Oskaloosa 21-18-16; North Polk 21-21, Fairfield 14-16

Quarterfinals

Gilbert 16-25-15, Marshalltown 25-22-13; Ottumwa 17-25-15, Fairfield 25-17-6

Semifinals

Grundy Center 22-25-15, Gilbert 25-12-13; North Polk 25-25, Ottumwa 18-23

Championship

North Polk 20-25-16, Grundy Center 25-20-14

Oskaloosa statistics

Serving — Emily Allee 10-11; Brooke Caves 10-11; Paige Howard 17-for-20, 2 aces; Taylor Richardson 38-for-39, 1 ace; Kailyn Risher 22-for-23, 3 aces; Kailey Scharff 28-for-31, 5 aces; Libby VanMersbergen 10-for-11; Aubrey Miller 7-for-7, 1 ace. Totals 141-for-152, 9 aces.

Hitting — Caves 3-for-4; Richardson 16-for-17, 4 kills; Risher 51-for-53, 18 kills; Scharff 2-for-2; VanMersbergen 37-for-40, 7 kills; Miller 10-for-12, 7 kills; Zoe Lynch 27-for-33, 9 kills; Hunter Shaull 7-for-9, 4 kills; Totals 196-for-225, 60 kills.

Assists — Richardson 40, Risher 4, Lynch 1, Scharff 2. Total 57.

Blocks — Lynch 6, Richardson 1, Risher 10, Shaull 6, VanMersbergen 3. Total 26.

Digs — Scharff 31, Richardson 26, Caves 16, VanMersbergen 15, Howard 7, Allee 4, risher 3, Lynch 1, Miller 1. Total 104.

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