New London volleyball tops W-MU to take third at SEISC tournament
Third-seeded New London took third place at the Southeast Iowa Super Conference Tournament on Satuday, and Winfield-Mt. Union, which was seeded fifth, placed fourth overall.
The Tigers, ranked No. 4 in Class 1A, defeated IMS in the quarterfinal round, 25-17 and 25-19, but fell to sceond-seeded Mediapolis in the semifinals by matching scores of 25-18.
They went on to play W-MU in the consolation finals and defeated the Wolves by scores of 25-16 and 25-23.
Emily Parks led the New London team with 21 kills on Saturday. Morgan Christner had 14 and Jorgi Krieger added 12. Josten Boyer had eight kills. Sarah Holtkamp had 44 assists on the day.
Sami Koontz had a team-high 44 digs, while Holtkamp added 27 and Parks chipped in 24.
Christner put up three blocks, Krieger went 25-for-26 serving and Holtkamp served six aces.
The Tigers are now 23-4 on the season. They host Burlington Notre Dame on Tuesday.
The W-MU volleyball team opened the championship bracket on Saturday with a win over Highland, 25-21 and 25-20, advancing to the semifinal game against top-seeded and Class 1A top-ranked Holy Trinity.
The Wolves fell to the Crusaders by scores of 25-10 and 25-9 before falling to New London in the third-place game to finish in fourth.
The Wolves were led by Erica Robison and Shelby Therme with 15 kills each. Lou Krieger-Coen added 10 and Emily Mathews had nine.
Taylor Rodgers had 24 assists and Brooke Jennings added 22.
Jennings was a perfect 19-for-19 serving and Therme served a team-high four aces.
Krieger-Coen put up five blocks while Mathews had four and Robison had three.
Therme led the team with 22 digs. Darby Harris added 15 while Layne Davis had 13 and Robison had 12.
The Wolves are now 14-9 and play Tuesday at Highland.