Southeast Valley 2nd at SE Invite
The Southeast Valley volleyball squad went 3-2 in the St. Edmond Invitational to finish as the tournament runner-up.
Applington-Parkersburg was crowned champion with a 4-1 mark on the day.
Bishop Garrigan also went 3-2, but the Jaguars won the tie-breaker with the head-to-head victory. Pocahontas Area (2-3) was fourth, followed by St. Edmond (1-4) and Webster City (1-4).
The Jaguars defeated St. Edmond (16-21, 21-10, 15-8), Pocahontas Area (20-22, 21-15, 15-6) and Bishop Garrigan (21-18, 21-18).
Southeast Valley lost to Webster City (21-23, 14-21) and champion Aplington-Parkersburg (13-21, 22-20, 7-15).
Mady Jaeschke led the Jaguars with 40 kills and five blocks. Morgan Castenson had 70 assists. Delaney Conrad had 21 kills and Kiersten Fisher had 10 kills and five blocks.
The Gaels’ lone victory on the day came against Webster City (21-18, 21-15).
They also lost to Garrigan (18-21, 21-17, 11-15), Aplington-Parkersburg (14-21, 15-21) and Pocahontas Area 14-21, 21-18, 13-5).
“We gave a lot of playing time to our inexperienced kids,” said SEHS head coach Dee Huss. “We hope that will payoff down the road. Milena, Sydney, Maggie Conrad and Amanda Richman all got some valuable experience, and did a nice job.”
Josie Huss led the Gaels in kills with 23. She was 32-for-33 serving with six aces and 38 digs.
Macey Mason was 25-for-28 serving with three aces and 38 digs. Rylee Kinney was 29 of 34 serving with seven aces and 27 digs.
Cambrie McBride had 11 kills, 19 digs and was 21-for-27 serving with four aces.
Chloe Lewison was 36 of 37 serving with seven aces, 14 kills and 10 digs.
“I thought Macy and Rylee did a nice job of controlling the back court along with Josie Huss’ all-around court play,” Huss said. “Cambrie, Devyn and Kasey got some good blocks up, but really need to focus on being more defensive-minded, as it will help improve every aspect of our team’s play if they do.”
The Gaels are back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Storm Lake.