The Bishop Heelan Classic volleyball tournament in Sioux City on Saturday featured many top area teams, headed by number 1-ranked Hull Western Christian. The Ridge View Raptors were among the other participants, along with Sioux City North, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln, IKM-Manning and Lawton-Bronson.
Ridge View's matches included a 15-21,18-21 loss to Sioux City North, a 19-21, 21-11,11-15 defeat by CBAL,and a 17-21,18-21 loss to Western Christian.
The Raptors posted wins over IKM-Manning, 21-8, 21-7, and Lawton=-Bronson, 21-5, 21-18.
For the day, Roxanne Grundmeier had 35 kills for Ridge View and Brooke Weise added 22; Egypt Clayton dished out 70 assists; Grundmeier had 28 digs and Wiese 22; Shannon Rohlk had seven blocks; and Wiese had six ace serves.
Ridge View coach Scott Mitchell said his team "played very consistent throughout the day.We had some opportunities to beat some bigger schools and didn't capitalize on them. The speed of the game (against bigger schools) is much quicker. Hopefully, this will help us as we head into Regionals."
The Raptors opened their Regional Tournament play on Tuesday against Lawton-Bronson at Schaller and beat the Eagles in four tough sets.