The Galva-Holstein Lady Pirates played six matches in winning the River Valley volleyball tournament in Correctionville Saturday.
Galva-Holstein over Siouxland Christian 21-14,21-18
Galva-Holstein over Schaller-Crestland 21-16, 18-21, 15-13
Westwood over Galva-Holstein 21-16, 21-11
Westwood over Siouxland Christian 21-14, 21-13
Schaller-Crestland over Siouxland Christian 21-16, 21-1
Schaller-Crestland over River Valley 21-18,21-18
Westwood over Schaller-Crestland 21-16, 18-21, 15-10
River Valley over Siouxland Christian 21-14, 21-9
River Valley over Galva-Holstein 21-17, 21-17
River Valley over Westwood 21-4, 18-21, 15-4
River Valley over Schaller-Crestland 15-21, 21-17, 15-12
Galva-Holstein over Westwood 21-12, 21-13
Schaller-Crestland over Westwood 15-21, 21-18, 15-13
Galva-Holstein over River Valley 18-21, 21-16, 15-13
River Valley coach Marlene Baumann said her team played very well at times, then not so good. She feels the Homecoming week activities caught up to the team as they "played tired." She did see some good things in the tournament. Baumann said that beating Schaller-Crestland in the semifinals was sweet, because Schaller-Crestland had beaten them in their first match of the day.
"Galva-Holstein," said Baumann, "came on when we were letting down." all in all, she said, "it was a good tourney."
Marisa Graham had 52 kills in the tournament for RV, and Jody Peterson added 40. Katie Carnes had 84 sets in the six matches.
River Valley now has a match record of 25-6, and a game record of 60-23. They are 7-1 in Maple Valley Conference play.
Galva-Holstein coach Scott Mitchell said his team struggled early in the morning in pool play, "not moving their feet or talking to teammates." Mitchell did feel, however, that his team played very well in the championship match, especially considering the fact that it was their sixth match of the day.
Heather Joslin led the team in kills with 38 for the day, while Lindsey Joslin added 31. Sam Grayson blocked 10 shots, and Lanae Broesder and Dani Boyle were the assists leaders with 45 and 53, respectively.
Galva-Holstein now has a 17-11 season mark, and is 5-3 in Maple Valley Conference play.