The Ottumwa Courier


September 10, 2013

Sixth-ranked Rocket spikers roll to 10-0

EDDYVILLE — Not much has stopped the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont volleyball team on the road at the start of this season. On Monday, Twin Cedars couldn't do much to keep EBF from moving on to 10-0 with its first win on its home floor.

Tasha Alexander and Karlie Taylor each drilled 13 kills to lead the dominant attack of the Rockets, who swept the visiting Sabers 25-10, 25-5, 25-19 in EBF's home opener. Taylor added a team-best four aces while Alexander was the top attacker for the Rockets, going 18-20 hitting.

"The girls played well," EBF head volleyball coach Gladys Genskow said. "We ran a quicker offense, which we can credit our passing in making that possible. We were able to work on the offense without the usual game pressures."

"Serving was strong as well. We lost the focus a bit in game three, but closed out the night with a three-game sweep."

EBF (10-0) was scheduled to finally opened South Central Conference action Tuesday at Centerville, but the match was postponed due to safety concerns with the extremely hot temperatures that might cause even warmer, unsafe conditions inside Lakeview Gymnasium. The sixth-ranked (2A) Rockets will next head to the Southeast Polk Invitational on Saturday.

Twin Cedars (0-2) opens Bluegrass Conference play at Moulton-Udell on Thursday.


Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 25-25-25

Twin Cedars 10-5-19

EBF Individual Statistics

Karlie Taylor: 16/21 Attacks, 13 Kills, 12/15 Serving, 4 Aces, 3 Digs, 2 Blocks

Tasha Alexander: 18/20 Attacks, 13 Kills, 1 Assist, 10/11 Serving, 3 Aces, 7 Digs

Paige Shafer: 32 Assists, 6/7 Serving, 2 Aces, 2 Digs

Sadie Baugher: 7/11 Attacks, 3 Kills, 1 Assist, 3/5 Serving

McKinley Moore: 9/11 Attacks, 6 Kills, 2 Blocks

Haegen Boyer:1/1 Attacks, 21/22 Serving, 2 Aces, 8 Digs

Taylor Leffler: 8/10 Attacks, 2 Kills, 1 Assist, 1 Dig

Abby Boyer: 9/10 Serving, 1 Ace, 1 Dig

Sylina Busch: 0/2 Serving

Madison Morrison: 1/1 Serving.

Sigourney spikers sweep SICL, home opener

SIGOURNEY — The Sigourney volleyball team scored its first South Iowa Cedar League win in its first home match of the season on Monday. After a closer-than-expected opening game with Montezuma, the Savages took over in the final two games to complete a sweep with a 25-23, 25-15, 25-10 victory.

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