The Maquoketa Valley Wildcats split their home triangular, Sept 7, defeating MFL MarMac, 2-1, before losing to West Central, 2-1. The Wildcats ended the week on the road, dropping a 3-0 contest to Easton Valley, Sept. 9.

The Wildcats won 25-15 in the first game against MFL MarMac, before dropping the second, 25-13. Maquoketa Valley was in control in game three, winning 15-4.

Molly Anderegg led Maquoketa Valley with eight kills. She was followed by Carissa Sabers with six, Haley Ronnebaum with five, Kyle Chesnut four, Anna Deutmeyer two and Avery Krapfl and Kennedy Rausch one.

Sabers tallied four blocks, with Chesnut having three and Bianka Ronnebaum, Anderegg and Haley Ronnebaum one.

McKenna Thompson led with eight digs, followed by Chesnut and Rausch with four, Lily Huber two and Leah Ries, Deutmeyer, Krapfl, Haley Ronnebaum and Sabers one.

Rausch had 16 assists, Sabers seven.

In serving, Chesnut was 17-of-19, Kendra Hillers and Rausch 6-of-6, Thompson 7-of-8, Huber 6-of-7 and Sabers 2-of-3.

“We came out really aggressive and were hitting our spots and kept hitting hard, which was great to see,” said coach Abby DeGroot.

Against West Central, the Wildcats won the first game, 25-15, before dropping the next two, 26-24, 15-12.

Deutmeyer led with 10 kills, followed by Haley Ronnebaum, Anderegg and Sabers five, Chesnut three and Rausch two.

Rausch led with 23 assists, while Chesnut led the defense with six blocks. Deutmeyer added three, Anderegg two and Sabers one.

Thompson was 11-of-11 serving, while Ries was 10-of-10. Rausch 14-of-15, Sabers 7-of-8, Deutmeyer 5-of-7, Chesnut 3-of-5 and Haley Ronnebaum 1-of-1.

“We only had a kill efficiency of 39%,” DeGroot explained. “We kind of backed off and did not go out and be the aggressor. That’s the reason we got beat.”

Maquoketa Valley lost at Easton Valley 25-16, 25-17, 25-11.

“I thought we came out real sluggish,” DeGroot said. “I think they were the best team we have played so far. They were aggressive hitters and really came out hard against us. I felt we were on defense the whole time and couldn’t run the offense we wanted.”

Chesnut led with seven kills, followed by Sabers four, Deutmeyer three, and Haley Ronnebaum, Keira Leytem and Anderegg two.

Rausch led with eight assists, Leytem five.

Sabers, Chesnut and Deutmeyer had two blocks, Haley Ronnebaum and Leytem one.

Sabers was 8-of-8 serving, Thompson 7-of-7, Rausch 6-of-6, Chesnut 6-of-8, Deutmeyer 3-of-4 and Huber 2-of-3.