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River Valley ousts Bobcats, 3-0

Friday, October 21, 2011

CORRECTIONVILLE - The 10th ranked River Valley volleyball team steamrolled Charter Oak-Ute 3-0 in first-round Class 1A Regional action here Wednesday night.

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River Valley's Haley Mandacino readies to pass the ball to teammates during the Wolverines' tourney win over Charter Oak-Ute. Photo by Jolene Smith
In running their sparkling season match record to 25-10, the Wolverines of veteran coach Marlene Baumann, served at an 87-percent clip and rang up 36 kills in the match to overtake the Bobcats.

Kari Ludvigson paced River Valley's hitting attack with an 11-16 effort and 11 kills, followed by Mackenzie Fitch 10-13 and eight kills, Brittany Hunwardsen 10-10 and six kills, Jacie Jepsen 6-7 and four kills, and Olivia Goettsch 5-7 and five kills.

Jepsen racked up 26 set assists, and Brittny Shropshire and Haley Madacino tallied six and four digs, respectively. Ludvigson was in on five blocks, and Goettsch two.

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River Valley's Lexie Chester stays focused on the ball while serving during her team's impressive 3-0 Regional win over Charter Oak-Ute in Correctionville Wednesday night. Photo by Jolene Smith
Lexie Chester led the Wolverines in serving with a perfect 15-15 match and seven aces, while Hunwardsen was 14-17 with five aces, Fitch 11-15 and six aces, Jepsen 7-8 and two aces, Ludvigson 6-6 and two aces, and Shropshire 8-9 and three aces.

River Valley next plays the Whiting-West Harrison winner Tuesday in Mondamin.



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