Strong showing for Tigers at tournaments
FT. MADISON — The New London volleyball team started the week with a few big wins at the Holy Trinity Tournament on Monday afternoon, and the fifth-ranked Tigers upped their season record to 17-3 overall.
New London went 4-1 at the tournament, defeating Central Lee (21-6 and 21-12), Harmony (21-15 and 21-13), Ft. Madison (27-25 and 25-20), and Wapello (25-17 and 25-11).
Their only loss on the day came against their top-ranked hosts. The Tigers fell to Holy Trinity by scores of 25-14 and 25-11.
Emily Parks had a team-high 26 kills at the tournament, followed closely by Jorgi Krieger with 25. Morgan Christner added 16 and Josten Boyer had 15.
Sarah Holtkamp had 61 assists on the night, and Emma Pry chipped in 10.
Sami Koontz was the team’s dig leader with 43 and Parks added 37. Holtkamp had 22 digs, followed by Krieger with 19 and Ashley Davey with 12.
Krieger was 37-for-39 serving with a team-high six aces. Davey went 33-for-35 with five aces. Holtkamp and Christner served four aces each, while Parks and Koontz added three apiece.
The Tigers played 11 matches in just three days — they were in the Keokuk Tournament on Saturday, where they went 5-1, their only loss coming at the hands of the Crusaders.
“We had two really good days,’ Coach Maureen Heath said. “I thought the girls did really well. Our only losses were to Holy Trinity — we just don’t have an answer to that one.”
Next up for the Tigers is the Southeast Iowa Super Conference Tournament on Thursday. The Tigers are 4-0 and ranked third of 20 teams in the SEISC.
“The girls have been really focused, and they know this is a big week,” Heath said. “Doing well in these last two tournaments has helped motivate them.”