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Lightning go 4-0 in home volleyball tourney

Cassidy Hartman shells Liberty’s opponents with 33 kills

NORTH LIBERTY– The Lightning are back, and they’re fully charged. Liberty High’s varsity volleyball team returned to the floor after a three-week pause due to the Iowa City Community School District opting to start the 2020-2021 academic year in a 100 percent online setting in response to COVID-19 positivity rates in Johnson County. With positivity rates well below 15 percent, the district planned to return to a hybrid (virtual and on-site) education model on Monday, Sept. 28, which green-lighted sports and other extra-curricular activities to resume on Saturday, Sept. 26.
For the Bolts, it meant being able to host their home invitational tournament in which they put up a perfect 4-0 record.
The Lightning shocked Clinton’s River Queens 2-0 (21-11, 21-5), Center Point-Urbana’s Stormin’ Pointers 2-0 (21-10, 21-14), rival Iowa City West’s Women of Troy 2-0 (21-14, 21-8) and the Lady Spartans of Solon 2-0 (21-13, 21-15).
Cassidy Hartman led Liberty’s offense with 33 kills on the day as one of three Bolts in double-digits. Shelby Kimm produced 14 kills with a dozen from Sam Harvey.
Addie Schmierer made five ace serves while Hartman came up with four, Hailey Hested made 45 assists, Chante Hardaway and Kimm had a total of five blocks each on the day, and Schmierer came up with 18 digs while Hested had 16, and Hartman came up with 15.
Liberty is scheduled to host Cedar Rapids Washington on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Kills — Cassidy Hartman 33, Shelby Kimm 14, Sam Harvey 12, Laura Roman 8, Chante Hardaway 7, Lilah VanScoyoc 7, Kennedy Daugherty 5, Katie Tippet 2, Hailey Hested 1.
Ace serves — Addie Schmierer 5, Hartman 4, Daugherty 3, Olivia Davenport 3, Kimm 3, Carlie Schroeder 2, Harvey 2, VanScoyoc 1.
Assists — Hested 45, Mariah Rollins 18, Schroeder 5, Schmierer 3, Gabbie Schroeder 3, Hartman 1, Hardaway 1, Roman 1, Davenport 1, Kimm 1.
Blocks (total) Hardaway 5, Kimm 5, Roman 4, Hartman 2, Daugherty 1, VanScoyoc 1, Harvey 1.
Digs — Schmierer 18, Hested 16, Hartman 15, G. Schroeder 8, Kimm 6, Daugherty 5, Rollins 5, VanScoyoc 3, Davenport 2, Harvey 1.

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