Raiders drop HOIC opener to Norse

MAXWELL – The Collins-Maxwell-Baxter volleyball team couldn’t overcome a shaky hitting performance against Roland-Story Sept. 5 in its home opener.

The Raiders only had 10 kills and they tallied just as many errors on the night as they were swept by the Norse to fall to 0-2 on the season and start off 0-1 in the Heart of Iowa Conference.

CMB struggled in the first set, losing 25-12. The Raiders came back with a strong performance in the second before falling by a 25-22 score, and they dropped the third by 25-17 margin.

Abbie Haupert had four kills and one block and Payge Jurgens finished with three kills and a block for the Raiders in the loss. Jurgens also went 9 of 10 serving with three aces.

Alex Hlavacek tacked on two kills and Katie Ziesman added one. Ziesman was also 10 of 11 serving with an ace.

Abbey Appelgate led CMB in digs with seven and Bridget Hurley tacked on four. Mackenzie Schmitz finished with five assists and three digs for the Raiders.

LYNNVILLE – Collins-Maxwell-Baxter came up short against Lynnville-Sully in its first match of the season Sept. 3 in Lynnville.

The Raiders were swept in three sets. CMB put up a great fight in the opening game before losing a 25-22 decision, but Lynnville-Sully was more assertive in the final two sets in handing the Raiders losses by scores of 25-17 and 25-15.

CMB totaled 23 kills and 16 attack errors in the match. Abbie Haupert had a great showing individually with 12 kills and Payge Jurgens stepped up with five.

Haupert also went 8 of 11 serving with three aces and she had one block. Jurgens also had a block and she finished 7 of 8 serving with an ace.

Mackenzie Schmitz tallied 15 assists and three digs and Abbey Appelgate finished with six digs and one ace. Alex Hlavacek totaled three kills and one ace, Bridget Hurley finished with an ace and kill apiece and Bekah Pearson contributed four digs.