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October 8, 2002

Iowa Deaf enjoys sweep in volleyball

From: Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, IA
Oct. 8, 2002

The Iowa School for the Deaf volleyball team played its fifth game in the last six days Monday, but if the Bobcats were tired they sure didn't show it as they swept to a 15-10, 15-11, 16-14 victory over the Malvern junior varsity at the Lied Center.

"The girls were tired, but they dug deep within themselves," Iowa Deaf coach Karen Lechner said. "They played with a lot of heart, and I am very proud of them."

Although the match was a sweep in the Bobcats favor, but it was by no means easy.

The first two games were back-and-forth most of the way before ISD broke free to win.

"This match was a teeter-totter for a long time," Lechner said. "Especially the first game, it was back-and-forth the whole way.

"We caught a second wind though, and then we closed the door. We never looked back after that."

Jada Hart and Katie Romey paired up to lead the way for Iowa Deaf.

Hart had five ace serves, six set assists, six digs and four kills while Romey added 19 kills, seven set assists, three digs and three blocks.

"I call them the dynamic duo," Lechner said of Hart and Romey. "They both hit well, and when one is in front at the net, the other one is in the back digging."

The Bobcats take a well-deserved four-day break before returning to action on Friday, when they host the two-day Great Plains Schools for the Deaf Tournament.

The Bobcats open up play with a 3:30 p.m. contest against Kansas School for the Deaf.

Malvern JV 10 11 14

Iowa Deaf 15 15 16

Iowa Deaf: Serving: Jada Hart 14-17 (5 aces), Sarah Brown 11-17 (2), Karen Ruckman 19-20 (4), Cassandra Clase 14-17 (2), Katie Romey 11-15 (1), Erin Huntrods 6-9 (2). Kills: Hart 4, Ruckman 1, Case 2, Romey 10. Set Assists: Hart 6, Brown 1, Ruckman 4, Romey 7, Huntrods 1. Digs: Hart 6, Brown 3, Ruckman 2, Case 1, Romey 3, Huntrods 2. Blocks: Hart 1, Brown 1, Romey 3.

Records: Iowa Deaf (5-7).

Nodaway Valley


C-A-M 6-7-1

MASSENA - Nodaway Valley bested Cumberland-Anita-Massena 15-6, 15-7, 15-1 in a non-conference volleyball match Monday.

"We played well the first two games," said C-A-M coach Tina Subbert. "The girls just didn't have the steam by the third game to keep the level of competition they needed."

Emily Kopp led the Bobcats with six blocks, Lindy Prignitz had 10 digs, Meghan Glissman came away with five kills, and Tessa South added six set assists.

Nodaway Valley 15 15 15

Cumberland-Anita-Massena 6 7 1

Cumberland-Anita-Massena: Serving: Laura Symonds 11-11, Sarah Wheatley 7-7. Set Assists: Tessa South 6. Kills: Meghan Glissmann 5, Emily Kopp 1. Digs: Lindy Prignitz 10, Hanna Schmidt 9. Blocks: Schmidt 6, Kopp 6.

Records: Nodaway Valley (na); Cumberland-Anita-Massena (1-13)



Elk Horn-Kimballton 7-8-15-5

LOGAN - Logan-Magnolia took Elk Horn-Kimballton 15-7, 15-8, 6-15, 15-5 in a non-conference prep volleyball match Monday.

"We played well," said Logan-Magnolia coach Jacob Hedger. "We overcame some bad serving spells and poor defense. It wasn't our best game, but we won, which is what we set out to do, so I can't complain."

Steph Kuhl had seven ace serves for the Panthers, while Aryn Esser had 13 kills and sevn blocks while Ellen Wilson added 11 kills and six blocks.

Elk Horn-Kimballton 7 8 15 5

Logan-Magnolia 15 15 6 15

Logan-Magnolia: Serving: Steph Kuhl 20-24 (7 aces), Aryn Esser 14-15 (2). Set Assists: Steph Koenig 31. Kills: Esser 13, Ellen Wilson 12. Blocks: Esser 7, Wilson 6.

Records: Elk Horn-Kimballton (na); Logan-Magnolia (8-10-1)

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