The Ottumwa Courier


September 11, 2013

Davis County spikers down Chariton in SCC-opening sweep


“We did a nice job of playing up to our tempo,” Cardinal head coach Jerald Harter said. “They (Moravia) passed the ball a lot, so we took some hard swings and ended a lot of those rallies. We also got a long rally going with our serve and kind of put all three games we won out of reach.”

Dakota Durflinger led the Comets serving attack, going 16-19 with seven aces while also picking up five blocks on defense. Leah Ostrander paced Cardinal’s net attack, slamming home 10 kills on 27-30 hitting.

Cardinal (1-1, 0-1) returns home and returns to the Southeast Iowa Superconference south for the first time since opening the season against Holy Trinity, the top-ranked team in Class 1A, as the Comets will host Fairfield Maharishi tonight. Moravia (2-2, 1-0) returns to the Bluegrass Conference tonight at Melcher-Dallas.


Cardinal 25-18-25-25

Moravia 22-25-17-16

Cardinal Statistics

Serving Leaders — Dakota Durflinger 16-19, Katie Lyle 15-16, Danae Moses 13-14, Leah Ostrander 10-12, Cassidy McMartin 8-8. Team 79-90. Ace Leaders — Durflinger 7, Moses 6, Lyle 6, Ostrander. Team — 16.

Hitting Leaders — Ostrander 27-30, Durflinger 23-26, McMartin 15-17, Amy Hart 13-19. Team 63-81. Kill Leaders — Ostrander 10, Durflinger 9, McMartin 7, Am. Hart 6. Team — 34.

Setting Leaders — Moses 11, Shelby Smith 7, Schyuler Conger 6, Ashley Hart 5. Team — 30.

Block Leaders — Durflinger 5, Conger 4, McMartin, Am. Hart, Smith. Team — 12.

Dig Leaders — Lyle 17. Team — 29.

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