Saturday, July 11, 2020
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No. 9 Eagles dominate own tournament

The ninth-ranked Kirkwood women's volleyball team had a great time in  its own tournament this weekend.

The Eagles swept two matches Saturday to finish the two-day event with  a 4-0 record, with the highlight being a five-set victory over  top-ranked Parkland on Friday.

Kirkwood swept Central (Neb.), 26-24, 25-17, 25-12, in its first match  Saturday and rolled by McHenry, 25-12, 25-16, 25-17.

The Eagles raised their record to 10-4 with the perfect weekend.

Taylor Carey blocked 15 shots Saturday, with 10 blocks against Central  and five more against McHenry. She also had 12 kills in the two matches.

Anna Gorsich collected 17 kills and 14 digs against Central. Madi  Wagaman had 23 assists and Rachael Nelson 12. Maranda Wheelock made 17  digs. Abbie Ericson blocked six shots and Aubrin Dittmer swatted four.

Gorsich had eight kills, Carey seven, Dittmer six and Ericson six  against McHenry. Wagaman had 17 more assists and Nelson 11. Wheelock  had 19 more digs and Olivia Richards had 10. Maggie Peters blocked  seven shots and Gorsich snuffed five.


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