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
According to SWCC Head Coach Melissa Blessington, last night's Spartan victory vs. Southeast NE CC was "another great win for our team." Early in the season, Southeast Nebraska beat the Spartans in four sets. The results were much different this time around.
"I challenged my team to really work on pushing each other to not let the ball hit the ground and we played great defense," Blessington explained. Blessington complimented numerous players for their efforts in the Spartans' victory. "Serena Yong did a great job communicating tonight. Molly, Janaya, and Ashley were all fantastic in the back row and it was a balanced attack for us again in the front row."
SWCC Defeats Southeast NE
25-7, 25-11, 25-12
Kills: Janaya Fox 10, Shelby Sullivan 9, Mel Mangrum 9
Assists: Cassidy Yong 32
Digs: Molly Schimp 22, Cassidy Yong 14, Ashley Strong and Janaya Fox 13
Blocks: Sydney Whitmarsh 2
Serving: Janaya Fox 20/20 with 1 ace
The Spartan volleyball team fought another great battle in last night's match against Highland CC. According to SWCC Head Coach Melissa Blessington, Highland is always tough for the Spartans to play. "They have a scrappy back row and their setter is very smart," Blessington explained. "Our girls worked hard for every point and that is something that we have been focused on for the past few weeks."
In addition to the Spartans victory, one member of the team received a huge honor. Molly Schimp was named Defensive Player of the Week for the ICCAC. Blessington said Schimp is new to the defensive position, having been a setter last year, so she and the team are very proud of Schimp and what she has accomplished.
The Spartans brought home another victory last night vs Eastern Iowa CC in Clinton. Spartan Head Coach Melissa Blessington said Clinton had some good blocking on their squad. According to Blessington, the Spartans really had to work to hit shots. "We are still focusing on getting better each match and that requires us to focus on the little things," Blessington stated. "We hit 25 wins tonight, the mark where we ended last year. We still have a lot to do and this group knows how much work they need to put in."
SWCC Defeated Clinton: 25-12, 25-15, 25-8
Kills: Mel Mangrum, 8; Alex Duffy, 8; Janaya Fox, 8
Blocks: Mel Mangrum, 2; Shelby Sullivan, 2
Assists: Cassidy Yong, 37
Digs: Molly Schimp, 18; Ashley Strong, 13
Serving: Ashley Strong, 12/12, 3 aces