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Clippers top LaPorte City-Union to win Davenport Central volleyball tournament

North Liberty Leader
DAVENPORT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball girls won the Davenport Central Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 17. The Clippers went 2-1 in pool play with wins over Central Clinton-DeWitt and the host Blue Devils before falling to LaPorte City-Union.
The Creek Girls knocked off the Sabers of Central Clinton-DeWitt (25-7, 25-16) with Alyssa Weldon’s 10 kills. Corrine Schwarting put up five while Ashley Prusha made four and Lauren Helle had three. Riley Hennes had 13 assists while Weldon made nine. Sheyanne Koethe came up with eight digs backed up by Weldon with seven. Prusha had a trio of solo blocks in the match as well.
It took three sets to decide the CCA vs. Davenport Central contest with CCA taking game one, 25-21, dropping the second set, 23-25, and rallying to a 15-6 win to take the match. Schwarting led the Clippers against the Blue Devils with 11 kills while Prusha had eight and Weldon made five. Weldon led in assists with 14 and Hennes made 13. Megan Beckler came up with 13 digs, Koethe had 11, win McKenna McCreedy produced eight and Weldon had seven.
The Knights of LaPorte City-Union sank the Clippers (25-17, (25-22) with Prusha and Helle held to four kills each while Weldon and Schwarting were limited to only three kills apiece. Hennes made eight assists while Weldon had four. Koethe made nine digs, Weldon made seven and McCreedy came up with five. Prusha, Schwarting, Weldon and Helle each had a solo block in the effort.
From pool play it went to bracket play, with the Clippers again beating Davenport Central, and again in three sets with the Creek girls taking the first set, 25-15, dropping the second, 25-22 and coming back for a third-game 15-6 win led by Weldon’s nine kills. Prusha had six kills in the match with three apiece by Schwarting and Helle. Hennes made 11 assists while Weldon made seven. Koethe came up with 16 digs in this match with eight from McCreedy and seven each from Weldon and Beckler. Helle, Mallory Allen and Prusha each had a solo block.
The championship match pitted the Clippers against the Union Knights again. The Knights took the first set 25-20 but the Creek Girls battled back for a 25-21 second-set win and closed out the day with a close 15-13 finale. Weldon and Prusha made seven kills each, Schwarting had five and Allen made four. Weldon put up 14 assists with 10 from Hennes, Koethe did yeoman’s work producing 20 digs, Weldon had 10 and McCreedy made nine while Schwarting came up with a pair of solo blocks.