With the post season brackets already determined, the Spartans had a home doubleheader with Graceland to finish the 2013 regular season and tack another two wins onto their already 30-win season. The Spartans defeated both Graceland teams in the best of three matches. Head Coach Melissa Blessington said, “These were two good matches for us on parents’ night. Our girls did a good job playing to our level both matches. Now we need to carry our 10 game winning-streak on through regional play.”
The Spartans, solely in third place in Region XI, will face-off at home against the Northeast CC Hawks from Norfolk, NE. The first round match will be held in the Student Center Gymnasium Tuesday, November 5 at 7 p.m.
In their final conference match of the regular season, the Spartans quickly defeated Iowa Lakes in three games to earn their 30th win of the season.
Head coach Melissa Blessington said, “Our team played really well and I am very happy that we executed the whole match. We had great contribution off of our bench with Sydney Whitmarsh and Kirsten Anderson. It is great to know that we are able to bring in players and have them make a difference. We are hoping to finish strong against Graceland and make that push toward regionals.”
With the season winding down, the Spartans made a final trip to Des Moines to play the Grand View Vikings. The Spartans had defeated the Vikings on their home court two weeks prior. However, the they would not let the Vikings get revenge, defeating them in three games, 25-21, 25-16, and 25-8.
Head Coach Melissa Blessington said, "We did start out slow but we did have a few days off from play so it was to be expected. Our girls are staying focused and we are hoping to get win number 30 Wednesday night."
The Spartans remain in third place in the Region XI conference and will host Iowa Lakes on Wednesday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m.
The SWCC Spartans came home with another victory last night after defeating Marshalltown CC in three games at Marshalltown.
SWCC Head Coach Melissa Blessington said her team went into the match-up well aware of who they would be facing. "This was a very scrappy Marshalltown team," Blessington said. "Our girls knew going in that they had to stay on their toes because there would be a lot of balls coming back at us." Blessington felt her team did a good job fighting each play and she was very happy to come away with a victory in just three sets.
The Spartans' next outing is Mon., October 28, vs. Grand View JV in Des Moines.
SWCC Defeats Marshalltown CC
25-16, 25-19, 27-25
Assists: Cassidy Yong 41
Kills: Alex Duffy 13, Janaya Fox 11, Shelby Sullivan 9
Digs: Molly Schimp 21, Janaya Fox 9, Ashley Strong 8
Serving: Ashley Strong 16/16 with 2 aces, Alex Duffy 15/15 with 3 aces, Janaya Fox 15/15 with 1 ace
Blocking: Janaya Fox 3; Allyson Kocour, Mel Mangrum, and Shelby Sullivan 2