Iola outdueled at Santa Fe Trail

The Iola High School volleyball team struggled in both of their matchups at Santa Fe Trail on Tuesday.



October 12, 2022 - 2:42 PM

Iola's Reese Curry. Photo by Quinn Burkitt

SANTA FE TRAIL — The Iola Mustangs volleyball team was outdueled in a pair of matches at Santa Fe Trail on Tuesday night. 

The Mustangs fell in their first match to the Santa Fe Chargers, 25-13 and 25-13.

Iola’s Alana Mader led offensively with two kills, followed by Rio Lohman, Kaysin Crusinbery, Jadyn Kaufman, Jackie Fager and Reese Curry each knocking one kill apiece in the setback. Mader and Crusinbery also ripped one ace serve apiece from the line. 

Lohman, Kaufman and Fager led defensively with two solo blocks apiece while Lohman and Mader made three block assists each. Lohman had five total blocks, followed by Mader, Fager and Curry’s four total blocks apiece. 

Elza Clift came up big saving the Mustangs from some dropped points with 10 digs while Crusinbery tallied nine digs and Curry had eight. Aysha Houk and Dallyn McGraw each notched seven digs followed by Fager’s six. 

Iola stumbled in their second matchup against Osawatomie, 25-19 and 25-22. 

Lohman led offensively with four kills, followed by Curry’s three kills and Mader’s two kills. Houk knocked two ace serves and went 100% from the serving line on nine serves. Mader and Clift also went 100% from the serving line on eight and seven serves, respectively. 

Fager led defensively with six solo blocks while Lohman made four block assists and Mader and Crusinbery made three and two block assists, respectively. Fager had six total blocks and Lohman registered five total blocks. Houk led with 12 digs. 

The Mustangs stepped up defensively in the loss as Curry knocked 10 digs, Crusinbery had eight digs, Clift recorded seven and Mader had five. 

Iola will take the court at Anderson County next Tuesday.