Maquoketa Valley earned a pair of Tri-Rivers Conference volleyball wins over Alburnett and Central City last week.
The Wildcats opened the week Oct. 8 at Alburnett where they earned a 3-0 sweep of the Pirates, 28-26, 26-24, 25-19.
“I was very happy with the composure of the girls not to panic in tight situations and to continue battling. We got down in the second game but continued to battle and work our way back point by point,” coach Brandy Whittenbaugh said. “We have battled with illness and/or injury all season so we are hoping to get back on track and continue our winning ways.”
MV’s statistical leaders were: serving — Taya Tucker 19-of-19, Emerson Whittenbaugh 16-of-17, Allie Knipper 15-of-16, Payton Beaman 13-of-13, Ella Imler 11-of-11, Carissa Sabers 11-of-13; blocks — Sabers five, Lydia Helle and Tucker four, Beaman and Whittenbaugh two; kills — Whittenbaugh 18, Tucker 9, Kylie Chesnut seven, Beaman and Helle five, Sabers two; digs — Imler 24, Whittenbaugh 20, Beaman 15, Sabers nine, Knipper seven, Tucker six, Helle two; assists — Sabers 34.
Hot off of a three-match win streak, the Wildcats played at home against Central City Oct. 10 and earned a 3-1 win (20-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-14).
With the win, the Wildcats now hold a 9-12 overall record and are 5-1 in the West Division of the Tri-Rivers Conference.
MV’s leaders against Central City were: serving — Beaman 26-of-27, Tucker 18-of-20, Sabers 16-of-17, Imler 14-of-14, Whittenbaugh 14-of-16, Knipper 13-of-13; blocks — Chesnut five, Sabers four, Tucker and Whittenbaugh three, Lydia Helle two; kills — Whittenbaugh 20, Tucker 12; digs — Beaman 23, Imler 20, Whittenbaugh 14, Sabers 13, Knipper 12; assists — Sabers 37.