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Women of Troy sweep the Muskies and dominate the Bulldogs

Iowa City West advances to state volleyball

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy had little trouble with the Muskies of Muscatine in a Class 5A regional semifinal volleyball match Tuesday, Oct. 25, at West High, sweeping the visitors, 3-0. West took the first and second sets, 25-11, and finished the match with a 25-12 final in the third set. They advanced to the Region 6 Final Monday, Oct. 31, at West High against Bettendorf, who beat West in late August in tournament play, 2-1, and brought a 20-11 record into the final.
That loss behind them, West caged the Bulldogs, 3-2, taking the first, second and fifth matches (25-23, 25-16, 16-14) and losing the others (24-26, 24-26). The Women of Troy advanced to the 2016 State Volleyball Tournament, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 8, through Friday, Nov. 11. They face Ankeny Centennial at 12 p.m. Tuesday at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. Class 5A semifinals are set for 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, with the championship match starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11.
Junior Colby Greene led the West High attack against Muscatine with a dozen kills, backed up by Emma Norris and Emily Halverson (both seniors) with nine apiece and seven from Ali Tauchen. Maddie Fay put up 29 assists while Aubrey Sowers had 10. Fay led the squad in ace serves with four and went 18-18 in serving. Defensively, Fay and Greene had one solo block apiece.

KILLS: C. Greene 12, E. Halverson 9, E. Norris 9, A. Tauchen 7, C. Morgan 5, C. Haight 2, M. Fay 1, A. Sowers 1.
ASSISTS: Fay 29, Sowers 10, G. Delsing 2, M. Ford 2.
DIGS: Ford 18, Delsing 10, Norris 9, C. Miller 5, Greene 3, Halverson 3, G. Klemme 3, M. Fay 2, R. Fay 2, E. Burtch 1,Haight 1, K. Lang 1, Morgan 1.
BLOCK ASSISTS: Halverson 2, Sowers 2, Burtch 1, Fay 1.
BLOCKS SOLO: M. Fay 1, Greene 1.
ACE SERVES: M. Fay 4, R. Fay 1, Halverson 1, Klemme 1, Miller 1.

2016 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Final Standings

Mississippi Division
MVC Overall
Linn-Mar 6-0 31-8
Dubuque Wahlert 5-1 23-6
Iowa City West 4-2 21-14
Cedar Rapids Xavier 3-3 29-9
Cedar Rapids Jefferson 2-4 18-17
Waterloo East 1-5 10-25
Waterloo West 0-6 5-26

Valley Division
MVC Overall
Cedar Falls 6-0 36-3
Cedar Rapids Kennedy 5-1 26-10
Dubuque Hempstead 4-2 21-10
Iowa City High 3-3 19-14
Cedar Rapids Prairie 2-4 21-14
Cedar Rapids Washington 1-5 5-30
Dubuque Senior 0-6 5-29

2016 Class 5A State Volleyball Pairings for Tuesday, Nov. 8

Cedar Falls (38-3) Dowling Catholic (27-15) 12 p.m Court One
Linn-Mar (33-8) Ankeny (37-5) 2 p.m. Court One
Ankeny Centennial (32-3) Iowa City West (23-14) 12 p.m. Court Two
West Des Moines Valley (40-4) Dubuque Hempstead (23-10) 2 p.m. Court Two