Regals fluster Comets

Norv and Mary Coblentz · Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The 10th-ranked Class 3A West Liberty Comets volleyball team fell in three sets to Class 2A 11th-ranked Regina at Regina Sept. 28. Scores were 25-16, 25-17, and 25-18. The Comets' record is 19-6, and there is still time to turn things around.

"(We) missed serves at crucial times," West Liberty Head Coach Ruben Galvan said. "We can't seem to finish. We get to 15 and then fold. We need to figure out what to do to finish the game."

Set 1

A hitting error by each team to start the first set made the score 1-1. Regina got a kill then had three hitting errors. A net violation by Regina and a serving error by the Comets made the score 5-3, Comets.

Regina served an ace, then Martha Pace got a kill for a 5-4 West Liberty lead. A serving error by the Comets and a kill by Regina tied the score at 6-6.

A double hit by the Comets and three errors on the Regals gave West Liberty a 9-7 lead. Regina failed to return the ball, then Breana Thurness got a kill. Trailing 11-7, Regina called a time out.

The Comets had a serving error, and Regina had an ace and a kill. A double hit call on the Comets made it 11-11, and the Comets called a time out.

Regina served an ace, then hit the ball out of bounds for a 12-12 tie. A point at the net by Regina and a net violation call on the Comets made it 14-12. West Liberty tied it up with a Regina hitting error and a carry by the Regals.

Regina scored the next three points on two kills and a West Liberty hitting error to take a 17-14 lead. Regina had a serving error for a 17-15 score. The Regals scored the next five points on three kills, a point at the net, and a West Liberty net violation.

A Regina net violation gave the Comets their last point of the set for a 22-16 score. Regina got two kills, and the Comets didn't return the ball to finish out the set at 25-16.

Set 2

In the second set, errors by each team made it 1-1 early. Brianna Morales got a kill, then the Comets failed to return the ball.

West Liberty hit the ball out of bounds, then Morales scored a point at the net for a 3-3 score. A hit into the net by Regina and a net violation on the Regals made it 5-3, Comets.

A Comets serving error and a point at the net by Pace made the core 6-4, Comets. Regina scored a point, Pace scored a point, Regina got a kill, and a Regina ace tied the score at 7-7.

Averi Goodale scored a point for the Comets, then a West Liberty block went out of bounds. Regina got a kill, the the Comets hit the ball out. Goodale got a kill, and the score was 10-9, Regina.

B. Morales served an ace, Regina got a kill, then Maya Morales scored a point at the net. A serving error on the Comets and an ace by the Regals made the score 13-11, Regina.

A net violation on Regina and a block by Pace tied the score at 13-13. Regina made a four-point run on two West Liberty errors and two Regina kills. Hallie Mueller got a kill for a 17-14 score. Regina scored with a block, then had a serving error.

Regina had a net violation, the Comets hit the ball out of bounds, then Goodale got a kill for a 20-16 score.

Regina scored two points, the Pace got a kill for a 22-17 tally. The final three points of the set were on a kill by Regina and two West Liberty errors. Regina won the second set 25-17 and took a 2-0 lead in the match.

Set 3

Regina scored the first three points of the third set on a kill, a double hit call on the Comets, and a hit out of bounds by the Comets. Regina's serving error gave the Comets their first point of the set

A net violation by the Comets and a kill by Mueller made the score 4-2, Regals. Two Regina errors tied the score at 4-4.

Regina scored the next three points on a tap over, an ace, and a no return by the Comets. A kill by Pace made it 7-5. Pace and Goodale got a block for a point, and a Regina hitting error tied the score at 7-7.

A net violation by the Comets and a failure to return the ball by the Comets made it 9-7, Regina. Regina failed to return the ball, then a block by Pace and Thurness tied the score at 9-9.

Morgan Peterson served an ace, and a Regina kill tied the score at 10-10. A kill by Regina and by Goodale tied the score at 11-11.

Regina scored three consecutive points, then a serving error made it 14-12. West Liberty didn't return the ball, the Mueller got a kill for a 15-13 score.

A kill by the Regals and a kill by B. Moralesmade it 16-14. A net violation by Regina and a kill by the Regals put the score at 17-15.

Regina hit the ball into the net then scored a point for an 18-16 score. The Comets didn't return the ball, then Pace got a kill.

The Comets tipped a Regina hit that went out of bounds. Regina served an ace. A kill by Pace made it 21-18. Regina scored the next four points for the win on a kill, two blocks, and another kill. The Regals took the third set 25-18 and the match 3-0.

It was senior night at Regina. "I think we were extra boisterous and crazy tonight, and it worked in our favor," Regina Head Coach Kara Kimm said.

West Liberty stats: Macy Akers 19 digs, 9-10 serving, 1 ace; Averi Goodale 4 ills, 2 digs; Emma Martin 1 assist , 3 digs, 6=7 serving; Brianna Morales 3 kills, 5 digs, 6-8 serving; Maya Morales 3 assists, 8 digs, 10-11 serving; Hallie Mueller 5 kills, 1 dig; Martha Pace 6 kills, 1 assist, 8 digs, 2 blocks, 6-6 serving; Morgan Peterson 1 kill, 14 assists, 7 digs, 9-11 serving, 1 ace; Breana Thurness 1 kill, 1 block

Regina stats: Emily Bonnett 1 kill, 39 assists, 7 digs, 7-9 serving, 2 aces; Katrina Chambliss 6 kills, 12 digs, 1 block, 10-12 serving, 1 ace; Clare Dunne 22 digs, 12-13 serving; Jaedne Evans 15 kills, 1 assist, 14 digs, 1 block, 12-12 serving, 1 ace; Alexa Lehman 10 ills, 9 digs, 2 blocks, 13-14 serving, 2 aces; Ellie VanLanderschoot 1 kill, 2 digs, 1 block; Alex Wiese 13 kills, 17 digs, 1 block, 11-11 serving, 5 aces

West Liberty 0, Tipton 3 Sept. 26 at Tipton 11-25, 14-25, 19-25

The Class 3A 10th-ranked Comets fell to the fifth-ranked Class 3A Tigers at Tipton. Brianna Morales had eight kills and one block to lead the Comets. Morgan Peterson had 12 assists. Martha Pace and Macy Akers each served an ace. Karayn Ruess, B. Morales, and Maya Morales served 100 percent.

West Liberty stats: Macy Akers 1 kill, 10 digs, 11-12 serving, 1 ace; Emma Martin 5 digs, 7-8 serving; Madison McIntosh 1 kill; Brianna Morales 8 kills, 3 digs, 1 block, 8-8 serving; Maya Morales 5 assists, 3 digs, 7-7 serving; Hallie Mueller 1 kill; Martha Pace 3 kills, 2 digs, 4-5 serving, 1 ace; Morgan Peterson 12 assists, 2 digs, 3-4 serving; Karsyn Ruess 2-2 serving; Breana Thurness 2 kills

West Liberty at Western Dubuque tourney Sept. 30

The Comets won two and lost two at the Dubuque Tourney.

West Liberty 0, Epworth 2 19-21, 14-21

West Liberty stats: Macy Akers 11 digs, 8-8 serving; Averi Goodale 4 kills, 1 dig; Emma Martin 3 digs, 5-5 serving; Brianna Morales 2 kills, 1 dig; Maya Morales 3 digs, 6-7 serving, 1 ace; Hallie Mueller 5 kills, 1 dig, 3-3 serving; Martha Pace 2 kills, 2 blocks, 5-5 serving, 1 ace; Morgan Peterson 12 assists, 3 digs, 6-6 serving; Breana Thurness 1 kill, 2 digs

West Liberty stats: Macy Akers 9 digs, 9-10 serving; Averi Goodale 1 kill; Emma Martin 1 dig, 12-12 serving, 3 aces; Brianna Morales 5 kills, 2 digs, 2 blocks, 3-4 serving; Maya Morales 1 kill, 2 assists, 2 digs, 1-1 serving; Isabel Morrison 1 kill; Martha Pace 4 kills, 1 dig, 2 blocks, 3-3 serving, 1 ace; Morgan Peterson 12 assists, 3 digs, 2-3 serving; Breana Thurness 3 digs, 7-7 serving, 3 aces

West Liberty 2, Cascade 0 21-9, 21-17

West Liberty stats: Macy Akers 10 digs, 7-8 serving, 2 aces; Averi Goodale 2 kills; Emma Martin 13 digs, 7-7 serving; Madison McIntosh 1 kill, 1 dig; Brianna Morales 8 kills, 4 digs, 11-12 serving, 2 aces; Maya Morales 7 digs, 3-3 serving, 1 ace; Hallie Mueller 4 kills, 2 digs, 5-6 serving; Martha Pace 7 kills, 1 block; Morgan Peterson 1 kill, 20 assists, 3 digs, 3-4 serving; Karsyn Ruess 3 digs; Breana Thurness 1 kill, 1 dig

West Liberty 0, Pleasant Valley 2 15-25, 9-25

West Liberty stats: Macy Akers 2 assists, 10 digs, 4-4 serving; Averi Goodale 4 kills; Emma Martin 2 digs, 2-3 serving; Brianna Morales 2 kills, 5 digs, 2 blocks, 3-4 serving, 1 ace; Maya Morales 1 kill, 4 digs, 4-4 serving, 1 ace; Hallie Mueller 4-4 serving; Martha Pace 1 kill, 2 blocks; Morgan Peterson 5 assists, 3-4 serving; Breana Thurness 1-1 serving
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