HS Volleyball: West Delaware Wins Independence Tournament

The West Delaware volleyball team got its season started Saturday by winning the eight team Independence tournament. The fifth ranked Hawks swept through the tournament going 5-0 on the day and 10-0 in sets, as head coach Brett Mather was very pleased with how his young team played the first time out in the new season:

Mather 1

The Hawks won the second pool by defeating Benton Community, Central Elkader, and 3rd ranked in class 1A Springville to earn a spot in bracket play, where they knocked off 12th ranked Starmont 25-16 and 25-11 setting up the championship match with Independence. In the championship the Hawks won the first set 25-14, but the Mustangs battled back in the second as the teams traded points throughout the set before West Delaware was able to put the final point on the board as they won 27-25. Mather says it was good for his team to face and overcome adversity early on in the season:

Mather 2

The Hawks will start WaMaC play this Thursday as they host 2nd ranked Mount Vernon in a game that can be heard on KMCH with sports director Jon Swisher starting around 7:30.

Indpendence Tournament Scores:

Pool 1

Independence over Valley Lutheran 21-10, 21-16

Independence over Oelwein 21-15, 21-9

Independence over Starmont 21-17, 16-21, 15-7

Starmont over Oelwein 21-11, 21-3

Starmont over Valley Lutheran 21-7, 21-6

Pool 2

West Delaware over Benton Community 21-5, 21-14

West Delaware over Central Elkader 21-6, 21-9

West Delaware over Springville 21-13, 21-12

Bracket Play

Independence over Benton Community 25-16, 20-25, 15-13

West Delaware over Starmont 25-16, 25-11

West Delaware over Independence 25-14, 27-25

Other Area Scores:

Beckman 21-21, Dubuque Senior 13-15

Beckman 21-21, East Buchanan 12-19

Beckman 21-21, Monticello 9-12

Beckman 25-23-16, Center Point-Urbana 23-25-14

Beckman 25-25, Cascade 14-16

Cascade 21-17-15, Anamosa 10-21-7

Cascade 21-21, North Linn 13-10

Center Point-Urbana 16-22-15, Cascade 21-20-6

Center Point-Urbana 17-25-15, Monticello 25-17-13

Center Point-Urbana 21-21, Anamosa 8-14

Center Point-Urbana 21-21, North Linn 7-10

North Linn 21-21, Anamosa 17-17

Ed-Co 21-21, Easton Valley 16-16

Ed-Co 21-23, Bellevue 16-21

Wilton 21-13-15, Ed-Co 18-21-6