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Dees are up and down in play

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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:33 am

The Albia Lady Dees topped Wayne 3-1 on Thursday night, 25-15, 17-25, 25-21, 25-14 to even their record at 7-7, but had some ups and downs at a very tough Ottumwa Invitational on Saturday.

The team went 1-2 against Ottumwa losing 25-13, winning 25-19 and losing 15-11; lost to Fairfield 21-8, 21-8; beat Burlington 21-15 before losing 21-13, 15-10 and then capped off the day with a sweep of Mount Pleasant 21-15, 21-15.

“We are still struggling with our mental game of making mistakes and how to let them go,” said Coach Missy Cox-Dustin. “We will get there, it just seems to be a learning year as the girls are trying to improve their game knowledge and implement the things they have learned. Unfortunately we are still in the learning stages of it all and with that comes the mistakes of learning.”

Albia is now 8-11 on the season and plays host to Clarke on Tuesday.

In the win over Wayne, Abbey Griffin was in attack mode with 37 hits and 12 kills. Hannah Isley had 26 hits and 10 kills, Jade Van Polen had 30 hits and nine kills, Makenna Ross had 16 hits and a kill, Ellie Spurgin had 10 hits and two kills and Alex Beard had nine hits and three kills. Beard was 15-15 serving with two aces. Isley was 17 of 22 but had six aces. Griffin was 11-14 with an ace, Spurgin was 7-9 with an ace and Maddy Persons was 5-5. Bella Wilson was 2-2.

Against Ottumwa Isley had 22 attack attempts and seven kills, Griffin had 18 and five kills and Van Polen 20 and seven kills. Beard was a perfect 11-11, Ross 6-6, Wilson 7-7 and Spurgin 6-6.

Against Burlington, Griffin and Van Polen each had 24 attacks and five kills, Isley had 12 and four kills, Ross 12 and two kills and Spurgin 10 and four kills. Abbie Martin was 7-7 serving, Wilson 14-15, Beard 7-8, Spurgin 5-6 and Griffin 3-4.

Against Fairfield, Isley had 11 hits and one kills, Griffin had 10 and two, Ross seven and two and Van Polen five and two. Griffin was 5-5 serving, Beard was 2-2, Martin 2-2, Spurgin 2-2 and Ross 3-4.

In the victory over Mount Pleasant, Griffin had 15 attacks and seven kills, Van Polen had 13 and one kills, Isley had eight attacks and four kills and Ross had seven attacks and four kills. Beard was 11-12 serving with three aces, Martin was 6-6, Isley 5-5, Spurgin 5-5, Wilson 4-4, Ross 3-3 and Griffin 2-3.

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