WAVERLY - The Nevada volleyball team kept up its momentum following a big Heart of Iowa Conference victory earlier in the week by going 4-1 at the Waverly-Shell Rock Invitational Saturday.
Nevada had defeated a North Polk team ranked No. 15 in Class 3A the previous Monday to remain unbeaten in the conference. In their first action since then the Cubs scored victories over Clinton, Mason City and Denver and split two matches with a Waverly-Shell Rock team ranked sixth in 4A to put their season record at 26-9.
The Cubs swept Clinton (21-16, 21-8), Mason City (21-8, 21-8) and Denver (21-10, 21-14).
Nevada also swept Waverly-Shell Rock in its first match with the Go-Hawks. The Cubs earned 21-13 and 23-21 victories, recording 25 kills and only seven attack errors and picking up 11 blocks.
Kacie Rewerts had 13 kills, three digs and an ace and Morgan Tupper 23 assists, four digs and two blocks to lead the Cubs to victory against the Go-Hawks. Sydney Mosinski finished with six kills and four blocks, Hannah Thomsen three kills, three blocks and a dig, Kaitlyn Kingsbury three kills, Erin Coogler, Maddie Dunham and Ellie Gray four digs apiece and Shelbi Hazlitt two blocks.
Rewerts, Dunham and Aubrey Gibson each added one ace in the victory.
In the second meeting between the two teams Waverly-Shell Rock prevailed by 25-21 and 25-10 scores. Nevada only had 19 kills against 18 errors in this go around and the Cubs were held to four blocks.
Rewerts finished with seven kills, eight digs and one block, Tupper 18 assists, six digs and a block, Mosinski six kills and two blocks and Thomsen four kills and an ace in the rematch. Gray had seven digs, Coogler four and Dunham three plus an ace.
For the entire tournament Rewerts ended up with 44 kills, 28 digs, four blocks and three aces and Tupper 95 assists, 21 digs and five blocks. Mosinski recorded 25 kills and 14 blocks, Thomsen18 kills, five blocks and two aces and Gray 29 digs and an ace.
Kingsbury delivered 10 kills, Hazlitt six kills and two blocks, Coogler 16 digs, Dunham 15 digs and two aces and Gibson six digs and four aces.
NEVADA - Nevada took another big step toward repeating as Heart of Iowa Conference champions by sweeping a North Polk team ranked 15th in Class 3A Sept. 30.
The Cubs thoroughly outplayed the Comets, winning by scores of 25-14, 25-15 and 25-17. The victory put Nevada at 4-0 in the conference, keeping the Cubs in a tie with a Gilbert team rated No. 11 in 4A atop the HOIC standings.
Nevada recorded 36 kills and only 15 errors in 34 attacks. The Cubs delivered an impressive 10 aces on 69 of 72 serving and also delivered 10 blocks.
Kacie Rewerts had 13 kills, 10 digs and one block and Morgan Tupper 28 assists, seven digs, four kills and an ace. Hannah Thomsen was 24 of 25 serving with six aces and she also had six kills, five digs and two blocks.
Sydney Mosinski and Katelyn Kingsbury chipped in five kills apiece. Mosinski also had four blocks and Kingsbury one block and one dig.
Lily Goos added two kills, blocks and digs apiece. Ellie Gray finished with 11 digs, four assists and one kill in the back row and Maddie Dunham chipped in four digs, two assists and two aces.
Aubrey Gibson delivered one dig and ace apiece and Erin Coogler one dig.