The Ottumwa Courier

October 23, 2012

Mustangs down Centerville in five

Courier sports staff
Ottumwa Courier

CENTERVILLE — The Davis County volleyball team opened up Class 3A, Region 8 play with a pulse-racing 3-2 victory at Centerville in action Monday.

Mustangs Kate Birchmier and Rylee Eakins spearheaded Davis County’s offensive attack with 19 kills each against the Big Reds. Megan Joos led the Mustangs with 48 assists and Shelby Graves went 25-25 on serves. Eakins paced Davis County with four aces and four blocks.

With the victory, the Mustangs (19-14) move on to take on South Central Conference rival Albia in the semifinals on Thursday. That contest is currently scheduled to be played in Centerville.

     Class 3A, Region 8 Quarterfinals

At Centerville

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Davis County

Serving — Kate Birchmeier 12-13; Megan Joos 17-19; Shelby Graves 25-25, Rylee Eakins 15-22-25; Lauren Lynch 11-13, Janel Fenton. Team  — 95-108. Aces — Birchmier, Joos 2, Graves 2, Eakins 4, Lynch. Team — 10.

Hitting — Birchmier 29-30, Joos 30-37, Graves 11-13, Eakins 45-54, Lynch 24-33, Cami Guiter 6-6, Connor Wilfawn 1-1. Team — 146-174. Kills — Birchmier 19, Joos 8, Graves 4, Eakins 19, Lynch 8, Guiter. Team — 59.

Setting — Joos 48, Guiter 4, Fenton. Team — 52.

Blocks — Eakins 3, Graves, Lynch, Guiter. Team — 6.

Digs — Birchmier 5, Joos 10, Graves 16, Eakins 16, Lynch 12, Guiter 3, Wilfawn 12, Bodkins 9, Wilfawn 5, McKenna Harward. Team — 95.