MMCRU wins one at volleyball tourney
ONAWA ó The MMCRU volleyball team won one match at a tournament hosted by West Monona on Saturday.
The win came against West Harrison in a 2-1 final. After dropping the first set 21-19, the Royals came back to win with set scores of 21-14 and 15-6.
Hannah Neddermeyer led the Royals with five kills in the match. Avery Schlenger, Torey Tentinger and Isabelle Olson all finished with three kills.
The offense was helped by a strong serving performance with 12 aces. Jadyn Young, the teamís setter who led the way with seven assists, dropped in four ace serves against the Hawkeyes. Schlenger and Neddermeyer added three aces apiece while Torey and Kennedy Tentinger each had an ace serve.
The Royals came up just short of the host school, winning the first set over the Spartans 22-20, but then falling in the next two by scores of 21-18 and 15-11.
Schlenger led the team with nine kills in the match. Kennedy Tentinger was next with four kills. Olson led the team with two ace serves and eight assists. Breanna Staab added an ace to go along with a team-high 12 digs.
MMCRU dropped their match to Boyer Valley by a 2-0 score with set scores of 21-19 and 21-17. Olson led the team with six assists as well as four kills. Neddermeyer and Schlenger each had two ace serves. Staab added an ace and finished with seven digs to lead the team.
It was another close loss to Logan-Magnolia by set scores of 21-18 and 21-17. Young led the team with four assists. The offense was spread around with Schlenger, Olson, Neddermeyer and Torey Tentinger all getting a pair of kills.
Neddermeyer had a block at the net while Staab had the teamís lone ace to go along with her team-high 11 digs.
The Royals dropped their match to Woodbine by set scores of 21-10 and 21-17. Neddermeyer and Olson each had three kills to lead the offense. Young picked up five assists. Torey Tentinger had an ace serve and Staab paced the team with 13 digs while joining Neddermeyer for a pair of blocks to lead the team.
MMCRUís record stood at 4-9 at the conclusion of the tournament.