The Ottumwa Courier

October 31, 2012

Davis County advances to regional finals

Courier Sports Staff
Ottumwa Courier

CENTERVILLE — Davis County advanced to the regional finals for the second straight year on Thursday night, winning a showdown with a South Central Conference rival in an SCC gym. The Mustangs scored a 30-28, 25-20, 25-8 sweep over Albia in the Class 3A, Region 6 volleyball semifinals.

Rylee Eakins led the way offensively for the Mustangs with 14 kills and two blocks and Shelby Graves distributed a team-high 30 assists and 10 digs. Graves also went 21-22 on serves and led the Mustangs with 6 aces. Lauren Lynch went 13-13 serves and Megan Joos added 10 kills and nine digs for head coach Marty Barnett’s squad.

Albia ends its season at 15-13. Davis County (20-14) plays top ranked and undefeated Mediapolis (3A) Tuesday in Ottumwa. 

D.C. 30-25-25

Albia 28-20-8

Davis County Statistics

Serving — Kate Birchmier 15-16, Rylee Eakins 8-12, Janel Fenton 4-5, Shelby Graves 21-22, Megan Joos 8-9, Lauren Lynch 13-13. Team — 69-77. Aces — Birchmier 4, Eakins 4, Graves 6, Joos, Lynch. Team — 16.

Hitting — Birchmier 21-25, Joos 26-33, Graves 2-3, Eakins 26-30, Lynch 15-18, Fenton 4-4. Team — 94-113. Kills — Birchmier 6, Eakins 14, Graves, Joos 10, Lynch 7. Team — 38.

Setting — Graves 30, Cami Guiter, McKenna Harward, Fenton 4, Caden Dixon. Team — 37.

Blocks — Eakins 2, Graves, Lynch. Team — 4.

Digs — Birchmier, Blair Bodkins 5, Dixon 2, Eakins 7, Fenton 3, Graves 10, Joos 9, Lynch 6, Connor Wilfawn 5. Team — 48.