Mixed results at Saydel Triangular


by Brad McClellen

On Sept. 2, the Mustang varsity volleyball team traveled to Saydel for a triangular. PCM faced the Saydel Eagles and the North Polk Comets. PCM Mustangs split the outing, defeating Saydel 3-0: the first match was won 25-11, the second match was won 25-17 and the last match was won 25-7. They lost to North Polk 3-0: the first match was lost 25-9, the second match was lost 25-18 and the last match was won 25-10.

Against Saydel, the Mustangs served a total of 14 aces. Senior Katie Vande Wall led the team with six aces. Senior Kayla Jennings followed up with five aces. Jennings also managed to get every one of the team’s 17 assists. Vande Wall managed to lead the team in kills with seven, and sophomore Maddie Samson followed up with four kills. Also, senior Tatum Nearmyer racked up 11 digs with sophomore Olivia Lippman was close behind in digs with 10.

In the Mustangs’ loss to North Polk, Vande Wall and senior Kaylee Townsend registered four kills, Jennings tossed up five assists and eight digs.

Lippman said, “As a team, I believe that we did better against North Polk this Tuesday [Sept. 5] than we did last Saturday [Sept. 2], and in our game against Saydel, we created a lot of good plays as a team.”

The next varsity volleyball match is tonight, Thursday, Sept. 15th. It will take place at home against Roland-Story at 7 p.m.