The Osage Green Devil volleyball team took on top-ranked Sioux Center yesterday in the Class 3A State Semi-Finals. The Green Devils were able to win the first game 25-16 and then won the second game 25-21 to take a two games to none lead. Sioux Center would come storming back and won the third game 25-21, they won game 4 25-10 and then won 15-8 in the fifth and deciding game to knock off Osage three games to two. Kelsey Havel had 16 kills in the match to lead the Green Devils and Brenna Jacobs and Sydney Midlang each had 14 kills. Rylie Olson ended the match with 49 assists and Havel had 11 digs. The Osage volleyball team finishes their season with a record of 26-10.
With experience and depth the Iowa basketball teams opens the new season at home on Friday night against Chicago State. Coach Fran McCaffery says the Hawkeyes will miss the veteran presence of junior forward Nicholas Baer. He will be out up to a month with a broken finger.
With Baer out McCaffery says sophomore Cordell Pemsl will be counted on to bring energy off the bench.
McCaffery says the Hawkeyes need to make major progress on defense.