Fillies volleyball drops two games



September 16, 2015 - 12:00 AM

LA CYGNE — The Iola High volleyball team had its opportunities to earn a victory on the road Tuesday night, but the Fillies were unable to take advantage of those chances and lost both of its matches against Wellsville and Prairie View.
Iola faced off against Wellsville in the first game of the night and dropped both sets despite making steady improvements as the match progressed (25-8, 25-17).
Senior McKayli Cleaver led all Fillies with six kills against the Eagles. But coach Emily Sigg also got a boost from her lone freshman on the varsity squad, Piper Moore.
Moore finished the game with four kills while also recording a team-high two blocks. Junior Sydney Wade also had two blocks against Wellsville.
In Iola’s second of the game of the night against host school Prairie View, the Fillies lost a three-set thriller to the Buffalos (25-23, 23-25, 25-23).
“It was somewhat of a disappointing night for us as we could’ve had the win vs. Prairie View,” Sigg said. “We just didn’t finish all the way through the match, but I can’t be too upset because the effort was there. We (have) really been talking about playing as a unit and not just a ‘spot’ on the floor and I’m seeing some improvement there.”
Moore once again stood out despite her youth by recording a team-high 10 kills. And when the Fillies were down 10-6 during one of their three sets, Moore recorded four straight service aces to tie the game.
Senior Ashlie Shields added seven more kills and senior Mikaela Platt finished the game with six.
Cleaver led Iola with her 13 assists and Moore recorded nine.
As for Iola’s JV team, the Fillies split their matchups with Wellsville and Prairie View.
Against Wellsville, Iola fell in two straight sets (25-17, 25-11).
Katelynn Olsten led the Fillies with a kill and ace.
In the second game of the night for the JV team, the Fillies defeated Prairie View in two straight sets (25-12, 25-15).
Riley Murray dominated behind the service line by recording 14 service aces against the Buffalos.
Colbi Riley had a team-high six kills.

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