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Iowa Central sweeps at home in volleyball

Photo by Paul DeCoursey Iowa Central’s Kealey Anderson connects against Ellsworth inside Hodges Fieldhouse on Wednesday night.

No. 13 (NJCAA Div. II) Iowa Central made quick work of Ellsworth on Wednesday, sweeping their ICCAC rivals in three lopsided games at Hodges Fieldhouse.

Scores were 25-13, 25-8 and 25-15 in favor of the Tritons, who improved to 7-1 overall on the young season. It was the third consecutive three-game sweep for Iowa Central in their conference debut.

Haley Alharithy registered eight kills for the Tritons, while Kealey Anderson contributed six.

Alesha Johnson added 13 assists. Abbie Stewart tallied five blocks.

Taylor Bienemann recorded 16 digs.

As a team, Iowa Central finished with 61 digs and 36 kills — including 17 in the final game.

The Tritons return to action on Friday at the Yellowjacket Invitational in Rochester, Minn. against Bismarck State at 11 a.m. They square off with Madison College at 1 p.m.

Iowa Central doesn’t play at home again until Sept. 18.