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Women of Troy fall to Saints

CR Xavier wins, 3-2, over Iowa City West
West High’s Katie Severt, a junior, digs deep in the back Tuesday, Sept. 19, at home, against Cedar Rapids Xavier (photo by Chris Umscheid).

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy fell 3-2 to No. 1 in Class 4A Cedar Rapids Xavier, at home, Tuesday, Sept. 19, in a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) match-up. The Women of Troy took the first set, 26-24, but dropped the second set, 23-25, before flipping the score on the Saints, 25-23, in game three. Xavier took the fourth set, 25-21, and held on for a 15-12 win in the fourth set.
West High senior Colby Greene led all with 22 kills and found support from junior Cailyn Morgan with 14. Senior Charlotte Richards led Xavier with 17 kills, while juniors Olivia Richards and Akeela Jefferson made 13 and 12 kills, respectively, supported by 10 from senior Ellie McDermott.
The Saints improved to 17-3, while the Women of Troy dropped to 12-7.
West High’s sophomores lost 3-0 (21-11, 21-19 and 21-12), while the junior varsity squad won, 2-0 (25-13, 25-9).
The Women of Troy travel to Waterloo East on Tuesday, Oct. 3, for a 7 p.m. varsity match and compete in Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s Invitational Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, starting at 8:30 a.m. West High returns to Waterloo on Tuesday, Oct. 10, to face Waterloo West at 7 p.m.

KILLS: C. Greene 22, C. Morgan 14, E. Burtch 8, C. Overton 6, R. Fay 4, E. Kouba 2, K. Lang 2, M. Laffey 1.
ASSISTS: Fay 36, Lang 3, Greene 1.
DIGS: Lang 21, Fay 14, Overton 11, K. Severt 9, K. Kapoor 6, L. Walters 5, Morgan 4, Burtch 2, Laffey 2.
BLOCK ASSISTS: Fay 3, Overton 2.
BLOCKS SOLO: Burtch 4, Greene 3.
ACE SERVES: Lang 2, Greene 1, Morgan 1, Overton 1.