C-N tops Madrid, C-M in opener

TAMA – The Colo-Nesco volleyball team turned in a 2-3 day at the Meskwaki Invitational Saturday in Tama.

The Royals defeated Meskwaki and Ankeny Christian Academy and they fell to Belle Plaine, Denver and North Tama. For the season, Colo-Nesco’s record moved to 4-3 at the conclusion of the tournament.

Colo-Nesco crushed Meskwaki by scores of 21-6 and 21-10. The Royals had a .227 kill-efficiency rate with nine kills and only four errors in 22 attacks. Their serving was outstanding at 40 of 42 with 11 aces.

Caitlyn Riese totaled five kills and no errors at the net and she was also 9 of 10 serving with an ace. Sam Riese contributed three kills and McKenna Farren also had one.

Farren was 12 of 12 serving with four aces and Hannah Buseman went 11 of 11 with four aces. Buseman also led the team in digs with seven.

Brittnee Packer dished out six assists and Shayla Dean chipped in three against Meskwaki.

The Royals scored a pair of close victories against ACA. Colo-Nesco won the first set by a 21-17 score and the second in a 21-19 thriller.

As a team Colo-Nesco turned in another strong serving match by going 37 of 40 with four aces. The Royals also produced a .179 kill-efficiency rate.

The Riese sisters did terrific job at the net against ACA. Sam totaled seven kills and Caitlyn had three kills and five blocks.

Buseman and Brandi Erickson each contributed five digs and Farren added three. Buseman tacked on two blocks and Madison Farren finished with one.

Madison also went 10 of 11 serving, Packer was a perfect 10 of 10 with an ace and Caitlyn had two aces. Packer also dished out eight assists and Dean handed out four.

Colo-Nesco suffered two close losses to Denver. The Royals fell by scores of 21-19 and 21-17 despite a solid .158 kill-efficiency rate.

Sam had three kills and Caitlyn delivered four blocks in the loss. Buseman and Kylie Sarver both had six digs and McKenna went 8 of 10 serving with an ace.

Belle Plaine handed Colo-Nesco losses by scores of 21-13 and 21-18.

Sam had three kills and Caitlyn, Buseman and McKenna tacked on one apiece. The Riese girls each chipped in one block, McKenna had four assists, Erickson recorded five digs and Sarver tallied four.

The Farren twins also combined to go 16 of 16 serving with two aces.

The Royals didn’t find much success against North Tama. They only mustered five kills and totaled six kill errors, losing both sets by an identical 21-11 margin.

Sam hammered home three kills and Caitlyn and Madison tacked on one apiece. Dean came up with a block, Sarver had eight digs and Packer delivered two assists.

MADRID – Colo-Nesco opened the season by scoring victories over Colfax-Mingo and Madrid at a triangular meet in Madrid Aug. 29.

The Royals swept Colfax-Mingo by scores of 25-15 and 25-7. They picked up nine kills and went 46 of 49 serving with eight aces in the victory.

Caitlyn Riese had five kills, McKenna Farren finished with six assists and went 10 of 10 serving with an ace; Brandi Erickson tacked on five digs in the win. Brittnee Packer was 10 of 11 serving with two aces and Sam Riese finished 8 of 9 with three aces.

Colo-Nesco took down Madrid in three sets.

The Royals dominated the first set, winning 25-15, but they stumbled in the second, suffering a 25-16 setback. That set up a rally game and Colo-Nesco recovered to score a 15-9 win and claim the match.

Caitlyn had a monster individual match at the net against Madrid. She totaled nine kills and just two attack errors on offense and added a whopping 10 blocks on defense.

Sam chipped in four kills and one block and she had another strong serving performance in going 11 of 11 with two aces. Erickson was huge in the back row with 20 digs, Farren handed out seven assists, Packer finished with six and Kayla Baker delivered two of the Royals’ 15 blocks.

Packer was 14 of 15 serving with two aces as the top Royal server against Madrid. Madison Farren went 11 of 13 with an ace and McKenna was 10 of 10 with an ace.