KEOSAUQUA — Van Buren head coach Matt Zeitler couldn’t remember a time when Van Buren won a set over Holy Trinity, but on Thursday night they won three of them — all in a row.
The fourth-ranked team in Class 2A swept the ninth-ranked (1A) Crusaders 25-22, 25-22, 25-10, to stay unbeaten in the SEISC South Division.
Selena Sayre stuffed the stat sheet, leading the team with 18 kills, 10 digs and three aces. Taryn Schueuermann added 15 kills and three blocks.
Grace Davidson finished with nine kills, 13 digs and one ace. Logan Schmidt led the team with 20 assists, and added an ace to her resume. Madison Bartholomew finished with 17 assists and two blocks. Isabel Manning had 20 digs and an ace, and Chloe Davidson had one ace.
Wapello 3, Hillcrest 0
Hillcrest Academy couldn’t steal a set from Wapello, falling 25-9, 25-21, 25-19. Yani Gutierrez led the way with four kills, five assists and six digs. Esther Hughes coled the team with four digs. Norah Yoder had eight assists, and Evelyn Gerber finished with five digs.
WACO 3, Danville 0
The Warriors held home court in SEISC South Division action, defeating the Bears 25-15, 25-15, 25-22. Morgan Graber had11 kills. Molly McLaughlin had 9, and Laney Graber broke the school’s all-time career assists record with 29 on the night.
Wilton 3, Mid-Prairie 0
Mid-Prairie was swept on the road 25-11, 25-17, 25-9. The Golden Hawks fell to 4-4 overall on the season.
Mediapolis 3, Columbus 0
The Wildcats fell in straight sets at home, 25-10, 25-12, 25-7. Columbus has now lost four games in a row heading into a Saturday tournament at Keokuk.
Belle Plaine 3, Keota 0
The Eagles fell at home, 25-11, 25-7, 25-11. Addison Swanson led the team with three kills. Jaime Schulte finished with six digs, and Makenzie Jackson had five assists.
Pekin 3, Lone Tree 1
The Panthers swept the Lions at home, 25-18, 23-25, 25-8, 25-14. Kylie Davis had 15 kills. Allison Bainbridge tallied 12 kills and 17 digs. Erika Coleman led the team with 19 assists.
No. 8 New London 3, Notre Dame 1
The Tigers celebrated their state ranking with a four-set South Division road win. New London won the first two sets. Notre Dame got one back in the third, but the Tigers closed it out in the fourth.