Volleyball team splits series in Saydel

by Tyler Foster

Last Wednesday, the PCM Mustangs’ volleyball team traveled to Saydel for a double-header. The team split the outing, defeating Saydel 2-0 and losing to North Polk 2-0.
Against Saydel, the Mustangs were led by a total of 13 aces. Junior Kayla Jennings led the team with five.  Junior Mackenzie Messick and senior Ashley Van Gorp followed with three and two, respectively. Jennings also managed to lead the team in assists, serving up a total of 13. Junior Katie Vande Wall and freshman Maddie Samson had four kills each. Also, sophomore Olivia Lippman tallied 14 digs.
In the Mustangs’ loss to North Polk, Van Gorp registered six kills, and Messick totaled three. Jennings yet again tossed up 13 assists, and junior Tatum Nearmyer recorded 11 digs.
Van Gorp said, “I think we really served the ball well and played well as a team,  I feel like we have a good bond and have lots of potential if we are all focused and talk on the court.”
The volleyball team will be in action tonight, Sept. 17, against Gilbert. The varsity game will start at 5 p.m. at Gilbert High School. Also, the Mustangs’ freshman team will be playing in a tournament on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Waukee High School.