The Ottumwa Courier


October 18, 2013

Mustang spikers top Cardinal, V.B. at own triangular


Alicia Fitzsimmons’ kill kept Van Buren even at 13. The turning point of the game was the four-point service run by Katey Liles to give the Comets the lead at 18-13.

Two more Fitzsimmons kills helped the Warriors stay in it, but Cardinal had all they needed to close it out.

Van Buren, behind the serving of Libby King, ran out to a 10-1 lead. Cardinal, however, had all the answers to get back in game two.

Van Buren led 14-9 as Amy Hart stepped up to serve the Comets into an 18-14 lead. Hart had two aces in the run.

Cassidy McMartin had a kill and a block for a winner, Shelby Smith added a kill and Dakota Durflinger had her second kill during Cardinal the run. McMartin’s kill kept the Comets up 20-17 and her five-point service run ended game two.

“(Thursday) was disappointing because we were just coming off maybe our best match all season (against West Burlington),” said Zeitler. “I just don’t know how you can change gears like that.”

Van Buren is 8-18 as they head to district play against West Burlington next week.

Before Davis County and Cardinal took the court, Davis County recognized five seniors — Rylee Eakins, Shelby Graves, Megan Joos, Caden Dixon, and Bayle Walker.

The Mustangs took control early and easily won game one against the Comets 25-11. Janelle Fenton took the serve with the score tied at two and gave it up with a 10-2 Mustang lead.

Fenton’s serving was bolstered by the red-hot start by Eakins. Eakins had a big block and four kills while Davis County was piling up the 11-3 lead.

Eakins play seemed to intimidate the young Comet hitters. Two of the senior hitters for Cardinal, Leea Ostrander and Hart, combined for three kills but the lead was too much to overcome. Eakins finished it off with back to back kills.

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