DUBUQUE– The West High Women of Troy improved their record to 11-5-0 with a 3-0 sweep of the Dubuque Senior Rams Tuesday, Sept. 17, on the road. West dominated the match 25-8, 25-10 and 25-12.
Ali Tauchen, a freshman, led the offense with nine kills while junior Laynie Whitehead had eight. Emily Halverson, a freshman, and senior Toni Martins had five kills each, senior Mollie Mason made four and Lizzy Klemme (senior) and Mikaela Morgan put up three kills apiece.
Madi Miller, a junior, made a perfect 12-12 in serves with an ace, Mason went 20-21 with a pair of aces, Martins was perfect with 8-8 and an ace and Klemme was 13-14. West was not in the top-10 ranking issued by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union in its Thursday, Sept. 19, rankings. Bettendorf (12-0) continued to be number one in Class 5A, while rival City High held the 10th spot, moving up from 14th the previous week.
The West women are in action on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Des Moines Roosevelt tournament and return home on Tuesday, Oct. 1, to face the Mustangs of Dubuque Hempstead. The Mustangs were ranked sixth by the IGHSAU in the 5A rankings.