Warriors go 2-2 at Johnston invite

Staff Report
Haley Bush goes up for a kill in a game earlier this season. Bush led the Warriors in kills, blocks and serves at the Johnston invitational on Oct. 14. PHOTO BY BAILEY FREESTONE/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

The Waukee Warriors volleyball team played at an invitational in Johnston this past weekend (Oct. 14). The Warriors played four games and brought home two wins.

The Warriors played Dike-New Hartford first. The Warriors lost the match in two set; the first ending 21-14 and the second 21-13.

The Warriors came back to win their second and third matches.

Their second match was against Marshalltown. The Warriors took the match in two sets (21-10 and 22-20). The Warriors played Clinton for their third match. The Warriors won the first set 21-18 and the second set 21-16 to take the match 2-0.

The Warriors finished the tournament with a match against West Des Moines Valley. Valley ended up winning the match after playing all three sets. Valley won the first set 21-18, but the Warriors came back winning the second set 21-17. Valley ended the match by winning the third set 15-12.

Junior Haley Bush was the leader for the Warriors in kills, blocks and serves at the tournament.

Bush finished the tournament with a total of 30 kills; seven against Dike-New Hartford, Clinton and Valley and nine against Marshalltown.

Bush was a leader of blocks in three of the four matches. She had one block against Marshalltown, two against Clinton and three against Valley.

Maggie Clark was the second leader of blocks for the Warriors. She finished the tournament with a total of five blocks; two against Marshalltown and Clinton and one against Valley.

Bush led in serves in the matches against Marshalltown, Clinton and Valley. She had a 0.667 serve efficiency against Marshalltown, a 0.750 efficiency against Clinton and a 0.714 efficiency against Valley.

Kelsey Plumb was also a leader of serves in three of the matches. Plumb had an efficiency of 0.833 against Dike-New Hartford, she went 10-for-10 against Marshalltown and 12-for-12 against Valley for a 1.000 serve efficiency.

The Warriors broke even at the tournament and currently hold a 25-20 season record. The Warriors will begin regionals at home on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., against the winner of Ottumwa versus Des Moines North.