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Pella Christian Finishes 3-1 at Home Tournament; Knoxville 1-3

Posted: Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 at 6:01 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Andrew Schneider

Another weekend of improvement showed for the Pella Christian volleyball team at their home tournament Saturday.

The Eagles went 3-1, defeating Grand View Christian (21-10, 21-9), Knoxville (21-16, 14-21, 15-13), and Iowa Valley (21-15, 21-12), while falling to No. 8 in Class 4A Bondurant Farrar 2-0 in the finals (10-21, 13-21).

Serving was solid in the clash between the Eagles and Panthers, with 95.9% of them hitting the mark for P.C> and 11 service aces, including 5 from Molly Bolt and 4 from Cora Groenenboom, while Knoxville was 50 of 51.

Throughout the day, Pella Christian’s statistical leaders were:
Danielle Vande Voort – 22 kills, 8 total blocks
Cora Groenenboom – 10 service aces
Molly Bolt – 9 service aces
Emma Huisman – 56 assists

Knoxville went 1-3 overall, defeating Grandview Christian (21-14, 21-19), dropping the match to P.C., as well as falling in a really close match to Iowa Valley 2-1 (21-14, 17-21, 14-16) and to Bondurant (15-21, 14-21).

Panthers’ overall leaders:
Katie Keitges – 33 kills
Reilly Finarty – 21 kills
Lauren Micetich – 7 aces
Tara Uitermarkt – 7 total blocks

Pella Christian, now and 12-12 returns to action Tuesday at No. 5 in 4A Dallas Center-Grimes, while the 11-7 Panthers will host Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont that same evening.