The Ottumwa Courier


October 24, 2012

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OTTUMWA — Sigourney spikers edge Twin Cedars in five

SIGOURNEY — The Sigourney volleyball team squeaked by Twin Cedars in a five-game thriller, winning 25-12, 13-25, 25-15, 20-25, 15-12 in the Class 1A, Region 8 quarterfinal on Tuesday.

Sigourney’s Jordan Carter bolstered the Savage offense with 20 kills and Val Magil contributed 10 kills. Sydney Davis led Sigourney with 33 assists and Becca Ohland paced the Savages with 15 digs. Karah Appleget went 16-17 on serves and Davis went 19-21.

“One of our goals was to come out strong in game one and we did,” Sigourney coach Chris Carter said. “We got up 12-4 at one point in game one. We came out strong and took command of the game.”

From that point on, the coach said the match went back and forth. Savages jumped out to a 5-0 lead in game five and hung on for a three-point victory.

Sigourney (14-6) will play host to  Winfield-Mount Union, who upset 12th-ranked New London in five games, on Friday in the regional semifinals. Twin Cedars finishes the season with a record of 13-8.

In other action on Tuesday in Class 1A, Region 8, Moravia won a battle of Bluegrass Conference foes with a 27-25, 25-9, 25-21 sweep of Seymour. The Mohawks (11-7) will return to Moulton to take on second-ranked Holy Trinity in the regional semifinals on Friday while the Warriorettes wrap up a winning season at 11-7.

Sigourney 25-13-25-20-15

Twin Cedars 12-25-15-25-12

Sigourney Statistics

Serving — Karah Appleget 16-17, Sydney Davis 19-21. Team — 78-88. Aces — Appleget, Davis. Team — 7.

Hitting — Jordan Carter 38-40, Val Magil 21-25. Team — 96-107. Kills — Carter 20, Magil 10. Team — 43.

Setting — Sydney Davis 33. Team — 38.

Blocks — Magil 3, Carter 3. Team — 6.

Digs — Becca Ohland 15, Carter 12. Team — 42.

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