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Women of Troy fall prey to the Lions

Linn-Mar 3, IC West 2

MARION– The West High Women of Troy traveled to Linn-Mar Tuesday, Sept. 30, for an Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) match-up, and stumbled in the Lions’ den for a 3-2 loss.
West took the first set 25-17, but was dominated in the second for a 25-5 loss. Despite rallying back in the third set the Women of Troy came up on the wrong end of the 27-25 match score. Down two games to one, West High surged to a 25-20 victory to tie the match. The fifth and final set went to the Lions, 15-9.
Laynie Whitehead led the attack for West with 18 kills, Mikaela Morgan had a dozen and Emma Norris added seven. Madi Fay put up 34 sets for the Women of Troy while Madi Miller had three. Ali Tauchen and Fay had one ace serve each, Miller had 24 digs, Madi Ford had 16, Fay had 14 and Morgan made 11.
The squad is on the road Saturday, Oct. 11, at Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s invitational tournament (8:30 a.m. start) and at Dubuque Wahlert on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Saturday, Oct. 18, is the MVC tournament at Linn-Mar with a 9 a.m. start. The regular season ends at home on Tuesday, Oct. 21, as Cedar Rapids Prairie visits.