The Ottumwa Courier


August 30, 2013

Pekin drops two matches in West Burlington

WEST BURLINGTON — The Pekin volleyball team dropped two volleyball matches to West Burlington and Winfield-Mt. Union Thursday.

Despite handily winning the first set 25-11, Pekin fell to West Burlington in three sets (11-25, 27-25, 15-13). In its second match, the Panthers fell to the Wolves (25-16, 25-15).

Whitney Horras led Pekin with eight assists against the Falcons and Beth Atwood had four kills and a team-best four blocks. Madelyn Baker, Tiana Slaney and Emily Bemis each had 10 digs. Also, Tiana Slaney had a team-high five aces against West Burlington and Horras was a perfect 14-14 on serves.

Beth Atwood and Slaney each had six digs against Winfield-Mt. Union and Horras had a team-high seven assists. Beth Atwood and Madelyn Baker led the Panthers with four kills each.

“Communication was low all night and is something we need to improve on,” Panther coach Ashley Bartels said. “We have the skills, we just need to communicate effectively and play as a team.”

Pekin (1-4) has its home opener Thursday against Waco in SEISC Conference action.

West Burlington 11-27-15

Pekin 25-25-13

Pekin Statistics

Serving — Tiana Slaney 19-20, Whitney Horras 14-14.

Aces — Slaney 5.

Kills — Beth Atwood 4, Madelyn Baker 3. Team — 15.

Setting — Whitney Horras 8, Taiylor Morgan 2.

Blocks — B. Atwood 4, Baker 2, Mallory Reed 2, Peyton Atwood, Slaney, Horras. Team — 11.

Digs — Baker 10, Slaney 10, Emily Bemis 10, B. Atwood 9.

Winfield-Mt. Union 25-25

Pekin 16-15

Pekin Statistics

Aces — Bemis, Cassidy Toole.

Kills — B. Atwood 4, Baker 4.

Setting — Horras 7, Morgan.

Blocks — B. Atwood 2, P. Atwood.

Digs — B. Atwood 6, Slaney 6, Baker 5.

Oskaloosa falls in three to eighth-ranked (3A) Bondurant-Farrar

OSKALOOSA – A tough opening week of the season continued on Thursday in the home-opening match for the Oskaloosa volleyball team, which lost its fifth match of the season including a fourth to a rated opponent. Bondurant-Farrar, the eighth-ranked team in Class 3A, swept the Indians 25-18, 25-13 and 25-9.

Senior Kailyn Risher led Osky at the net, going 24-27 in attacks with a team-high 12 kills in the match. Fellow senior Libby VanMersbergen added a 9-11 serving effort for the Indians (1-5), who return to the court after a week off with another tough slate of matches next Saturday at the Cedar Rapids Washington Tournament.

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