Saturday, August 26, 2017
Van Meter High School
West Marshall High School
The Lady Bulldogs participated in the West Marshall Invitational this past Saturday and finished 2-2 on the day and tying for 3rd over all in the tournament.
In the first match up, the Bulldogs faced BCLUW-Conrad with an exciting 1st set extra point victory 25-23 and closing the match in set 2 with a 21-17 win. Leading the attack for the Bulldogs was Sophie Volk with 11 kills and 5 digs and Maggi Braun putting up 23 assists.
In the second match up, the Bulldogs faced tournament host West Marshall. After starting off strong in the first set and losing 22-20, the Bulldogs could not dig out of an early 2nd set deficit to lose the match 21-9. Sophi Volk lead all hitters with 6 kills and Haley Forett lead the way in digs with 9.
In the final pool play match up, the Bulldogs faced conference foe Ogden. Dealing with some inconsistencies, the Bulldogs were able to hold on late in both sets to take the win 21-15 and 21-16. Maggi Braun lead the way with 4 aces, 2 kills, 7 assists and 7 digs in the matchup.
In the first round of tournament play, the Bulldogs faced Class 2A #3 ranked Grundy Center. The strong defensive and passing by the opposition held too tough for the Bulldogs strong efforts losing both sets 21-12 and 21-9.
Overall, the day had some inconsistencies, but a strong start at the beginning of the season for the young Bulldogs. The girls continue to learn and show resiliency regardless of the challenges faced so far. The Lady Bulldogs are currently sitting at 3-2 on the season. Catch the Lady Bulldogs in action Tuesday against conference rivals Des Moines Christian Lions at home.