Wildcats compete at Cascade tourney

Brooke Wilson of Maquoketa Valley serves during the Cascade Tournament Aug. 25. (Photo courtesy of Tyler Schneider, Cascade Pioneer)

     Maquoketa Valley started its 2018 volleyball season in encouraging fashion, knocking off perennial powerhouse Springville in the opening match of pool play at the Cascade Tournament Aug. 25.

     The rest of the tournament didn’t go as well for the Wildcats (1-3), who lost their next three matches and did not advance to pool play.

     MV got to have a little fun first, beating Springville 21-15, 22-20. Maci Freiburger and Emerson Whittenbaugh each had six kills in the match, as Maddy Anderegg had 20 assists.

     The Wildcats had some strong defensive numbers in the match too, including 16 blocks led by Brooke Wilson with five. Lydia Helle, Freiburger and Whittenbaugh had three apiece. Ella Imler had 12 digs, Freiburger had 10 and Allie Knipper added eight.

     MV then lost to Dubuque Senior 18-21, 19-21. Whittenbaugh had four kills, Imler had 10 digs, and Anderegg made eight assists. Helle had four blocks.

     Against Anamosa, the Wildcats lost 18-21, 12-21. Imler had 11 digs in that match, and Anderegg had 10 assists. Freiburger and Anderegg both served 8-for-8 in the match.

     Dyersville Beckman, ranked fourth in Class 2A, was the final MV opponent, and the Wildcats lost 10-21, 11-21.  Anderegg had seven assists.



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