The Ottumwa Courier

September 9, 2013

Ottumwa spikers go winless at Pat Apgar Invite

Courier sports staff
Ottumwa Courier

---- — MARSHALLTOWN — The Ottumwa volleyball team failed to secure its first victory at the Pat Apgar Invitational in Marshalltown Sept. 27

The Bulldogs' four losses came against Iowa Falls (21-11, 21-12), Charles City (21-7, 21-15), Iowa City West (21-7, 21-6) and hometown favorite Marshalltown (25-13, 25-17).

"It was a little bit of a learning experience for us," Bulldog coach Jessica Carson said. "We hit fairly well, we just hit it out of bounds too much. A lot of the errors we made this weekend are really fixable."

Megan Black spearheaded the Ottumwa attack in the four matches, leading the Bulldogs with 15 kills and 14 digs. In addition, Ellie Hammack made 15-16 serves, Megan Roberston led Ottumwa with 16 assists and Chloe Davis added 13 assists. Plus, Black and Mallory Simmer led Ottumwa with four blocks each. Simmer also compiled two aces.

The Bulldogs play at 7:30 p.m. today at CIML Metro Conference rival Des Moines Lincoln. Pat Apgar Invitational results

Iowa Falls 21 21

Ottumwa 11 12

Charles City 21 21

Ottumwa	 7 15

Iowa City West 21 21

Ottumwa		 7 6

Marshalltown 25 25

Ottumwa	 13 17

Ottumwa Statistics

Serving — Ellie Hammack 15-16, Chloe Davis 14-15, Mallary Simmer 15-17, Megan Black 9-10, Megan Robertson 10-13, Hope Bitner 6-7, Megan Cobler . Team — 70-79.

Aces — Hammack, Davis, Simmer 2, Black, Bitner. Team — 6.

Hitting — Black 43-59, Robertson 11-14, Dani Reed 1-3, Bitner 17-21, Simmer 4-8, Davis 12-12, Hammack 20-24, Karissa Wilcoxson 20-26, Cobler 9-10. Team —137-174 .

Kills — Black 15, Bitner 7, Karissa Wilcoxson 6, Hammack 5, Cobler 3, Davis 2, Robertson 2, Reed. Team — 41

Setting — Robertson 16, Davis 13, Black 4. Team — 33.

Blocks — Black 4, Bitner 4, Simmer 3, Wilcoxson 3, Robertson 2, Hammack, Cobler. Team — 18.

Digs — Black 14, Simmer 9, Davis 8, Hammack 8, Robertson 6, Bitner 5, Kassidi Henderson 4, Karissa Wilcoxson 2, Cobler. Team — 57.