Comets volley with North Scott

Norv and Mary Coblentz · Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The West Liberty volleyball team won four matches at the Muscatine tourney Sept. 2 before losing to the North Scott Lancers in the championship match 22-20, 21-17.

The mood of the tournament was subdued when word reached the players and coaches that the parents of a player on the Bellevue team were involved in a car accident, and one died. Bellevue left the tournament.

“We were flat-footed most of the day (except) when it was urgent to play,” West Liberty Head Coach Ruben Galvan said. “We just couldn't get our rhythm going like we have been. We played well. We've got to set the tone of the game. We can't let the other team set the tone.”

Before playing their first regular season game Tuesday, Sept. 5, the Comets already sat at a record of nine wins to one loss thanks to two season beginning tournaments.

West Liberty took down Muscatine 2-0, Central Clinton 2-0, Burlington 2-0 and Williamsburg 2-0 before taking the tough loss against North Scott 0-2 during the Muscatine Tournament.

Neither round was a blowout against the Comets, they girls managed to keep each set close and competitive with the Lancers.

The West Liberty squad lead for the majority of the first set until North Scott tied it up at 20-20 before pulling off the win. In the second set the Lancers pulled away in the final moments.

Set 1

In the first set, North Scott hit the ball out of bounds to give the Comets the first point of the set. With Macy Akers serving for the Comets, North Scott hit the ball too far to give West Liberty a 2-0 lead.

The Lancers scored with a block, then Martha Pace got a kill for a 3-1 West Liberty lead. A North Scott kill and a rotation violation on the Comets tied the set at 3-3. The Lancers scored on a block and a West Liberty blocking error for a 5-3 score.

The Lancers hit a kill try into the net, then Brianna Morales tapped the ball over for a point to tie the score at 5-5. The next three points went to the Lancers on a West Liberty error, a North Scott ace, and a North Scott kill.

A kill by B. Morales made it 8-6, Lancers. A North Scott hitting error and a net violation by the Comets made the score 9-7. North Scott got a kill, and B. Morales got a block for a 10-8 score.

North Scott scored on a kill and a block. The Comets scored a point, then a block by Pace made it 12-10. A hitting error and a kill by the Comets made it 13-11. The Lancers hit the ball out of bounds, then the Comets had three hitting errors.

A carry by the Lancers made the score 16-13. The Lancers hit the ball out of bounds, then Hallie Mueller tapped the ball over the net for a point. A West Liberty serving error and a North Scott hitting error made the score 17-16, Lancers.

Two more West Liberty errors made the score 19-16, and the Comets called a time out. The Lancers served an ace. A kill by B. Morales and two aces by Mueller made the score 20-19, Lancers, and the Lancers took a time out.

The Lancers hit a kill into the net to tie the set at 20-20. The Lancers scored the final two points for the win.

Set 2

In the second set, North Scott hit the ball out of bounds, then hit the ball into the net for a 2-0 West Liberty lead. Too many hits and a miscue by the Comets tied the score at 2-2.

The Lancers served the ball out of bounds then hita kill try out of bounds for a 4-2 West Liberty lead. A West Liberty hitting error and a North Scott serving error made it 5-3, Comets.

An illegal rotation call on the Lancers and an ace by Pace made it 7-3. North Scott scored the next three points on a tap over, a West Liberty error, and an ace.

A kill by B. Morales put tehe Comets up 8-6. West Liberty had a serving error, then Morgan Peterson scored a point at the net. The Comets failed to return the ball, the the Lancers gota kill, a block, and another kill to take an 11-9 lead.

North Scott's block attempt went out of bounds, then the Comets misplayed a ball. A hitting error on the Comets and a kill by Averi Goodale made it 13-11, Lancers.

The Lancers hit the ball into the net then got a kill. West Liberty was called for a carry, and the score was 15-12. The Lancers made two errors, then an ace by Emma Martin tied the set at 15-15. North Scott took a time out.

West Liberty hit the ball too far, then Pace scored a point at the net for a 16-16 tie. North Scott got two kills then had a serving error for an 18-17 score.

A serving error by the Comets, a kill by the Lancers, and a block by the Lancers ended the set and the match at 21-17, 2-0.

West Liberty 20/17, North Scott 22/21 Sept. 2 at Muscatine tourney

West Liberty stats: Macy Akers 14 digs, 9-9 serving; Averi Goodale 2 kills, 1 dig; Emma Martin 1 assist, 3 digs, 7-8 serving, 1 ace; Brianna Morales6 kills; Maya Morales 6 digs, 3-3 serving; Hallie Mueller 1 kills, 1 dig, 6-8 serving, 2 aces; Martha Pace 2 kills, 2 digs, 1 block, 7-7 serving, 2 aces; Morgan Peterson 1 kill, 11 assists, 3 digs, 2-2 serving; Breana Thurness 2 kills

West Liberty 21/21, Muscatine 15/12 Sept. 2 at Muscatine tourney

West Liberty stats: Macy Akers 9 digs, 4-5 serving; Averi Goodale 5 kills, 4 digs, 1 block; Emma Martin 1 assist, 4 digs 9-9 serving; Brianna Morales 6 kills, 1 dig, 2 blocks; Maya Morales 2 digs, 8-9 serving, 3 aces; Hallie Mueller 5 kills, 1 dig, 2 blocks 4-5 serving, 1 ace; Martha Pace 5 kills, 1 assist, 3 digs, 2 blocks 4-5 serving, 1 ace; Morgan Peterson 17 assists, 2 digs, 5-5 serving; Breana Thurness 1 kill, 2 digs, 1 block

West Liberty 21/21, Central DeWitt 14/10 Sept. 2 at Muscatine tourney

West Liberty stats: Macy Akers 2 assists, 7 diges, 9-10 serving, 1 ace; Emma Martin 4 kills, 5-7 serving; Madison McIntosh 1 dig, block; Brianna Morales 4 kills, 2 blocksMaya Morales 3 digs, 3-3 serving; Hallie Mueller 3 kills, 4 digs, 7-8 serving, 2 aces; Martha Pace 7 kills, 1 assist, 2 digs, 2 blocks, 5-6 serving, 2 aces; Morgan Peterson 17 assists, 3 digs, 7-7 serving, 3 aces; Breana Thurness 3 kills, 1 dig

West Liberty 21/21, Burlington 15/11 Sept. 2 at Muscatine tourney

West Liberty stats: Macy Akers 1 assist, 17 digs, 5-6 serving; Emma Martin 4 digs, 11-11 serving 2 aces; Brianna Morales 4 kills, 3 igs; Maya Morales 2 digs, 5-5 serving; Isabel Morrison 3 kills; Hallie Mueller 5 kills, 2 digs, 5-5 serving; Martha Pace 7 kills, 6 digs, 5-6 serving, 2 ace; Morgan Peterson 21 assists, 2 digs, 7-7 serving; Breana Thurness 4 kills

West Liberty 21/21, Williamsburg 15/16 Sept. at Muscatine tourney

West Liberty stats: Macy Akers 1 kill, 16 digs, 8-8 serving; Averi Goodale 2 kills, 4 digs; Emma Martin 3 digs, 8-8 serving, 1 ace; Brianna Morales 4 kills, 1 digs, 1 blok; Maya Morales 3-3 serving; Hallie Mueller 8 kills, 4 digs, 8-8 serving; Martha Pace 8 kills, 8 digs, 10-11 serving, 1 ace; Morgan Peterson 22 assists, 3 digs, 1 block, 6-6 serving; Breana Thurness 1 dig
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