TYLER ANDERSON | JEFFERSON HERALD Greene County junior setter Violet Reedy (6) attempts to tip the ball past Carroll’s Olivia Rowedder (6) during a pool play matchup between the Rams and Tigers at the Greene County Volleyball Tournament, held this past Saturday at the Greene County Gym in Jefferson.

Rams go 1-3 in highly competitive home invitational

By TYLER ANDERSON tanderson@iowainformation.com

In most instances, the Greene County volleyball team has to pack their bags and hop on the bus to face some strong competition that doesn’t reside within the Heart of Iowa Activities Conference. 

This time around, the Rams got to stick home for the weekend and face some good teams in the process. In fact, the red and black saw three ranked teams drop in for a visit.

Over the course of the Greene County Volleyball Tournament, held this past Saturday at the Greene County Gym in Jefferson, the Rams won one of their three allotted matches. 

Greene County started the day with a 2-0 setback against No. 13-ranked (Class 4A) Carlisle (15-21, 18-21), before outlasting Carroll (21-15, 28-26). 

The momentum swing didn’t last, though, as Pella Christian fended off the Rams in three sets (21-19, 16-21, 6-15) in the early afternoon. The Rams ended their day with another pair of competitive sets, but dropped to fifth-ranked (Class 1A) Stanton (19-21, 22-20).

Greene County did finish ahead of Nodaway Valley, who went winless in the tournament.

By going 1-3, the Rams finished third in their pool, despite possessing the same record as Stanton. However, the Viqueens advanced based on point differential – with their negative nine to the Rams’ negative 16.

Along with the Viqueens, No. 8-ranked (Class 2A) South Hardin, Pella Christian and Carlisle each shifted to the semifinals. There, the Tigers narrowly defeated Stanton in three sets (21-8, 21-13, 15-13) while the Wildcats handled the Eagles (21-16, 21-16). In the title match, Carlisle prevailed over South Hardin via a 2-0 decision (24-22, 21-10).

Going into the weekend, the Rams moved to 11-10 overall.

This past Tuesday at the Greene County Gym, the Rams brought in West Marshall for a Heart of Iowa Activities Conference matchup. At 7 p.m. tonight, the red and black will face off against Saydel at the South Gym on the campus of Saydel High School.

Results from the matches will be reported in an upcoming edition of the Jefferson Herald.

Junior setter Violet Reedy had a good day on the court, compiling 47 assists, 22 digs, two kills and two blocks, alongside senior Kaylee Stalder’s 21 kills, 15 digs, four aces, three blocks and two assists, and junior Emma Shipley 18 kills, six blocks and one dig.

Junior Payton Kokenge recorded 10 kills, four aces, one assist, one dig and one block over the course of the day, while teammate Emma Ewalt tallied 21 digs, seven kills, four aces and one assist. Sophomore Lila Osterson acquired nine kills, five digs, two blocks and one ace, as senior libero Graci Cooklin dialed up 33 digs, three assists and two aces.

Junior Hailey Carman collected 11 digs and sophomore Savannah Lansman had court time against Stanton.

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