Iola Middle School volleyball hosts Osawatomie

Iola Middle School hit the volleyball court with a number of matches against Osawatomie. The Mustang eight-grade A team fell, while the B team won all four sets of their matchup.



September 14, 2021 - 10:16 AM

Iola Middle School eighth-grader Marlee Westhoff tips the ball over the net Monday in a win over Osawatomie. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Iola’s eighth-grade A team fell, 25-18, 25-14 and 25-9 to Osawatomie on Monday.

“Osawatomie had some really strong servers and hitters,” Mustang head coach Terri Carlin said. “We did a decent job passing the ball, but right now we are lacking the ability to end a play with a hit or find an open spot.”

Lily Lohman led Iola with five kills and two aces.

“Lily continues to be a solid player in both the front and back rows,” Carlin said “She is such a hard worker.”

India Barney added four ace serves, while Kandrella McCullough had a pair of aces. Bella Rahming had two kills and Faith Warden one. Madison Hall had three assists.

The eighth-grade B team played four sets against Osawatomie, and won them all, 26-24, 25-17, 15-8 and 25-11.

Iola Middle School’s Lazarea Eads receives the ball in a seventh-grade match against Osawatomie Monday. Photo by Richard Luken

Coach Kendra Britt praised the B team, noting their serves were on point, and the girls were having fun on the court.

Madelyn Ashworth led the B team at the serving line with 13 aces. Rahming had nine ace serves and a kill. Lily Lohman had eight ace serves and three kills. Nevaeh Hancock had four ace serves and a kill. Marlee Westhoff had a solid all around game with two aces, an assist and three kills. Carly Kramer had two aces and one assist. Stephanie Fees had two aces and two assists.