In a match heard right here on KCHA last night, the Charles City Comet volleyball team hosted Webster City in a Class 4A Region 5 Semi-Final. The Comets had little trouble with the Lynx as they swept passed them three games to none by scores of 25-15, 25-11 and 25-14. Tayler Schmidt led the Comet offense with 11 kills, Jodie Sindlinger added nine kills. Sydney Loeckle had 31 assists, Payton Reams and Sadie Ruzicka each had 11 digs and as a team, Charles City went 67 for 73 serving with nine aces. The Comet volleyball team improves to 25-14 overall this season and they advance to the Regional Finals which would advance them to the State Tournament with a win. That Regional Final will be played Monday night in Waverly against the Go-Hawks.
The Osage Green Devil volleyball team was able to advance to the Class 3A Region 4 Finals last night after a three games to none sweep of Clear Lake at home. Scores went 25-14, 25-15 and 25-13. Kelsey Havel had 15 kills to lead Osage, Rylie Olson had 39 assists and the Green Devils were 65-72 serving with 14 aces. The Osage volleyball team is now 24-9 on the season and they will play against Forest City in the Regional Final on Monday night in Clear Lake.
Iowa State coach Matt Campbell says the best reaction to the Cyclones’ new national ranking is none at all. Off to a 5-2 start and on the heels of a 31-13 victory at Texas Tech the Cyclones are 25th in the latest Associated Press Poll. It is their first national ranking since 2005.
Campbell on wanting to be ranked at the end of the season.
The Cyclones prepare for a big game against fourth ranked TCU but Campbell says the approach by his team won’t change.
Campbell says the Cyclones are focused on themselves and not the opponent.
Campbell is happy to see the seniors have success.