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Lynx spikers take out Oskaloosa, lose 3 at Johnston Invite

October 15, 2012
The Daily Freeman Journal

JOHNSTON - The Webster City volleyball team compiled a 1-3 record at Saturday's Johnston Invitational where it faced several of the state's larger schools.

The Lynx (19-12 overall) dropped pool-play contests to Class 5A programs Ames (12-21, 22-20, 15-8) and Urbandale (21-17, 21-15) before they handled Oskaloosa in three sets (21-18, 16-21, 15-13).

WCHS lost in the consolation round to Roland-Story (25-16, 25-18).

"I thought we did a good job in our first three matches, especially against Oskaloosa, which has a solid volleyball tradition," WCHS head coach Jess Howard said.

Senior setter Kaitlyn Kehoe missed the final match against the Norsemen after suffering an injury during warm-ups.

"I don't know if (the match against Roland-Story) was a true representation of how we could have done if we would have had Kaitlyn," Howard said.

Fact Box

Kills - WCHS: Kaylee Schnathorst 28, Morgan Gourley 13, Bridget Moriarty 10, Molly Gilbert 8, Hannah Myers 6, Mikaleh McCoy 4.

Blocks - WCHS: McCoy 4, Gilbert 3, Moriarty 2, Myers 2, Gourley 2, Schnathorst 2.

Digs - WCHS: Gourley 37, Tiffany Constable 32, Schnathorst 31, Ashley Price 11, Moriarty 7, Monica Maharry 7, Myers 6, Gilbert 6, Kaitlyn Kehoe 5, McCoy 2.

Assists - WCHS: Price 39, Kehoe 23, Gourley 4, Gilbert 1, McCoy 1, Moriarty 1.

Serving - WCHS: Price 24-25, 4 aces; Constable 24-28, 3 aces; Maharry 26-26, 3 aces; Gourley 22-22, 2 aces; Schnathorst 20-22, 2 aces; Kehoe 15-15, 1 ace; Gilbert 4-4; Moriarty 2-2.

Junior outside hitters Kaylee Schnathorst and Morgan Gourley pounded down 28 and 13 kills, respectively, to lead the team. Senior middle hitter Bridget Moriarty added 10.

Gourley was the defensive leader with 37 digs, five more than senior libero Tiffany Constable. Schnathorst finished with 31.

Junior Ashley Price handed out 39 assists and Kehoe distributed 23 before her injury.

WCHS will close out the regular season on the road Tuesday night against Clear Lake. The two teams will meet again in a 4A regional quarterfinal six days later.

 
 

 

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