MADRID – The Colo-Nesco volleyball team had a successful day at the Madrid Invitational Saturday as the Royals posted a 2-1 record.
Colo-Nesco scored victories over West Marshall and Colfax-Mingo, and its only loss came at the hands of Collins-Maxwell-Baxter. At the conclusion of the tournament the Royals had evened their season record at 10-10.
It took competitive three-set matches for Colo-Nesco to dispose of both West Marshall and Colfax-Mingo.
The victory over West Marshall saw the Royals win the first set, 21-16, suffer a 21-11 loss in the second and then squeak out a 15-13 rally game triumph. The Royals had 28 kills and 14 attack errors and six blocks and aces apiece in the victory.
Middle blocker Caitlyn Riese had a huge match against West Marshall for the Royals. Riese spiked home 13 kills, tallied seven digs, picked up one block and went 10 of 10 serving with two aces.
McKenna Farren added four kills and Sam Riese and Madison Farren each added three against the Trojans. McKenna also dished out 13 assists, Sam came through with three aces and two blocks and Madison totaled six digs.
Hannah Buseman chipped in two kills and one block and Tabitha Halferty, Brittnee Packer and Kylie Sarver each had one kill. Pack also handed out nine assists and Sarver finished with four digs.
Shayla Dean chipped in five digs and Brandi Erickson added for against West Marshall.
Colo-Nesco also won its opening set over Colfax-Mingo by the same 21-16 margin they opened with against West Marshall. The Royals lost a 22-20 heartbreaker in the second set, but instead of getting down after the set they recovered nicely, winning the rally game by a 15-9 score to take the match.
The Royals had 14 kills against six errors against Colfax-Mingo. They stepped up their serving game with 11 aces against the Tigerhawks and also did well at the net defensively with eight blocks.
Caitlyn Riese spearheaded the win once again as she finished with seven kills, four blocks and four digs. Sam added three kills and one block; Madison finished with two kills, six digs, one block and two aces and Buseman ended up with two kills and digs apiece.
McKenna handed out seven more assists and she also was 11 of 11 serving with four aces. Packer was the top Royal server in the match, going 15 of 16 with five aces, and she also had four assists and two digs.
Sarver finished with five digs, Melanie Van Loon picked up one block, Dean delivered three digs and Halferty chimed in with one block against Colfax-Mingo.
The Royals struggled early and never recovered in their loss to CMB. CMB earned a 21-12 win the opening set and the Raiders completed the sweep with a 21-15 triumph in the second.
Colo-Nesco ended up with just six kills in the match. Caitlyn had three and Sam, Madison and Halferty each finished with one.
Caitlyn also had nine digs and one assist, Madison put up two digs and Halferty chipped in one assist.
McKenna and Buseman each totaled five digs and McKenna also had two assists. Packer dished out four assists and tallied two digs.
TAMA – Colo-Nesco had little trouble putting away Meskwaki Oct. 1 in Tama as the Royals swept the Warriors for an Iowa Star Conference victory.
Colo-Nesco cruised to victories by lopsided scores of 25-8, 25-13 and 25-9 to improve to 4-1 in the ISC. The Royals had 17 kills and a .229 kill-efficiency rate, and they also turned in an impressive 21 aces on a 60 of 67 serving effort.
McKenna Farren led the serving charge for Colo-Nesco by going 20 of 20 with six aces. Sam Riese was 10 of 11 with five aces, Brittnee Packer went 9 of 10 with three aces and Shayla Dean ended up 6 of 7 with three aces.
Caitlyn Riese led Colo-Nesco in kills with six and she also had two of the team’s three blocks. Melanie Van Loon totaled three kills and one assist and Madison Farren finished with three kills and one block.
Hannah Buseman chipped in two kills and digs apiece, Sam Riese produced two kills and three digs and Kayla Baker came through with one kill. McKenna handed out 10 assists and totaled three digs and Packer finished with three assists and four digs.
Kylie Sarver led the Royals in digs with nine. Brandi Erickson added six and Dean had five.