The Ottumwa Courier


September 20, 2013

Fifth-ranked Rockets take SCC make-up sweep at Centerville


COLUMBUS — For the second time in three days, the Pekin volleyball team earned a tough Southeast Iowa Superconference north division road win on Thursday, once again narrowly avoiding being forced into a decisive fifth game. The Panthers split the first two games at Columbus Junction, winning game one 25-23, losing game two 18-25, before earning the victory with wins in game three 25-19 and game four 26-24.

Sophomore Beth Atwood led the Panthers at the net, collecting 16 of Pekin’s 36 kills on 37-42 hitting while also picking up 11 digs and three aces. Madelyn Baker led the Panthers in serving, going 18-19 on the night while picking up one of the three Pekin blocks.

Pekin (6-4, 4-0) is back in action in the SEISC Tournament next Thursday.


Pekin 25-18-25-26

C.J. 23-25-19-24

Pekin Statistics

Serving — Madelyn Baker 18-19, Beth Atwood 18-21, Tiana Slaney 16-16, Jenna Swanson 15-17, Peyton Atwood 9-9, Whitney Horras 8-8, Taiylor Morgan 2-3, Cassidy Tolle 0-1. Team 86-94. Aces — B. Atwood 3, Baker 2, Swanson 2. Team — 7.

Hitting — B. Atwood 37-42, P. Atwood 22-25, Baker 15-20, Slaney 12-15, Tolle 10-14, Mallory Reed 7-8, Bemis 1-1, Horras 1-1, Swanson 1-1, Morgan 1-2, Courtney Comstock 0-1. Team 107-130. Kills — B. Atwood 16, Baker 5, Tolle 5, P. Atwood 4, Reed 3, Slaney 3. Team — 36.

Setting — Horras 18, Morgan 9, B. Atwood, P. Atwood. Team — 29.

Blocks — P. Atwood, Baker, Tolle. Team — 3.

Digs — B. Atwood 11, Swanson 9, Slaney 5, Baker 3, Emily Bemis 3, Horras 2, Morgan. Team — 34.

Seymour goes five to get second Bluegrass win over M-U

SEYMOUR – Just 48 hours after scoring a sweep against Moulton-Udell on Tuesday, the Seymour Warriorettes were taken to the limit in a much different conference match with the Eagles at home. Seymour rallied from a 2-1 deficit and battled deep into the decisive game to earn a thrilling 25-19, 20-25, 21-25, 25-16, 16-14 Bluegrass win on Thursday.

Seymour (2-2, 1-2) heads to the Wayne Tournament on Saturday. M-U (0-5, 0-2) is off until a Bluegrass Conference triangular at Moravia with Lamoni on Tuesday.

Warhawks win in five over Monte

NEW SHARON – North Mahaska rallied back each time Montezuma answered with a tight two-point win, earning a five-game South Iowa Cedar League victory on Thursday. The Warhawks won 25-9, 24-26, 25-21, 23-25 and 15-8 over the Braves.

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