Forest City volleyball sweeps North Union, 3-0

FOREST CITY, Iowa — Shae Dillavou smacked seven kills to pace a balanced spiking attack and recorded four blocks to steer the Forest City Indians to a 25-13, 25-22, 25-21 Iowa volleyball sweep over the North Union Warriors on Monday night in Forest City.

Jalyn Hovenga topped Forest City’s frontline defense with six blocks to go with five kills, while Sophia Holland and Jaden Jerome supplied six and five kills, respectively.

Jerome and Hovenga each distributed 12 set assists, Emma Anderson made 14 digs, while Jerome and Regan Helgeson each served 17 of 17 with three aces for the Indians.

Anna Longhenry pounded out a match-best 19 kills and made seven digs for the Warriors, while teammate Olivia Von Bank produced all-around solid statistics. Von Bank drilled eight kills, collected 14 digs and went 15 of 15 serving with one ace.

Libby Stevens distributed 15 set assists and made eight digs for North Union, Lily Henderson doled out 14 set assists and went 11 of 12 serving, while Emily Meyer chipped in nine digs.

Ella Ulrich went 11 of 13 from the line with one ace to round out the Warriors’ effort.

North Union travels to Lake Mills, Iowa, tonight for a 7 p.m. match.

Maple River Invite

The Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars lost all four two-game matches during Saturday’s Maple River Invitational in Mapleton.

Cedar Mountain posted an opening-round 25-16, 25-15 victory over the Jaguars.

Ella Nagorske distributed four set assists for the Jaguars, Kambria Steinhaus tallied 17 digs and three kills, while Mallery Geistfeld went 8-for-8 serving with two blocks.

Maple River downed the Jaguars in second-round action, 25-19, 25-18.

Hayley Stensland went 9-for-9 serving, Katelyn Diegnau smacked four kills, Nagorske doled out six set assists, Steinhaus made nine digs, while Geistfeld registered two blocks.

Sibly East edged the Jaguars in third-round play, 25-23, 25-18.

Diegnau and Nagorske notched three kills each, with Diegnau also delivering three blocks, while Steinhaus scooped up eight spikes.

Maple River then downed the Jaguars in the third-place match, 25-23, 25-15.

Johnnie Zaharia went 6-for-6 serving and drilled three kills, Steinhaus made 14 digs, Geistfeld tallied two blocks and Nagorske doled out three set assists.

The Jaguars play host to Cleveland on Thursday night in Northrop.


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