MARION– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity volleyball team lost a hard-fought battle Tuesday, Sept. 17, on the road at Marion, falling 3-2 to the Indians.
The Creek girls took the opening set 25-22 before dropping the next two 26-25 and 25-12. They rallied back to tie the match 2-2 with a 25-20 win, but came up short in the fifth and final set, 15-11.
Alyssa Weldon, a sophomore, led the offensive effort with a dozen kills, junior Natalie Brimeyer had 10, junior Hanna Stokes made nine and sophomore Ashley Prusha put up seven. Corrine Schwarting and Megan Beckler, both sophomores, had one kill each, as did junior McKenzie Fuller.
Fuller had a perfect 20-20 with an ace in serving, Weldon was a perfect 19-19 with three aces and Lexi Kinnaird (junior) was also perfect in serves with 19 and one ace. Junior Lauren Stopko was 11-13 in serves with an ace; Brimeyer went 14-16 with an ace and Beckler made 11-12.
CCA was ranked 14th in Class 4A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union in its Thursday, Sept. 19, weekly rankings, holding their position from the week before.
The Clippers are in action Saturday, Sept. 28, at Dunkerton for a tournament and will face Iowa City Regina at home on Monday, Sept. 30.