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Bolts and Boats compete in West’s Caroline Found Volleyball Extravaganza

Liberty wins Gold Bracket Championship with 6-0 record

IOWA CITY– Liberty High ran the table for a 6-0 championship at Iowa City West High’s Caroline Found Volleyball Extravaganza Saturday, Sept. 14, at West High. The annual tournament is in memory of Found, who was killed in a moped accident in August 2011, and was the setter for West High’s 2010 state championship volleyball team. Found’s, and the Women of Troys’ story was told in a book, The Miracle Season, by former West High Coach Kathy Bresnahan, and later made into a movie starring Helen Hunt as Bresnahan.
The Lightning defeated Mount Vernon 2-0 (21-17, 21-16) and Des Moines Hoover 2-0 (21-6, 21-4) in the first round of pool play, and knocked off Dubuque Wahlert Catholic 2-0 (21-16, 21-12) and Waterloo Columbus Catholic 2-0 (21-16, 21-13) in the second round.
Liberty took its 4-0 showing to the semifinal round of the Gold Bracket, and defeated West Des Moines Dowling Catholic 2-1 (25-16, 14-25, 17-15) to advance to the finals, and a shot at also-perfect Ankeny. The Bolts were trailing 10-3, and 11-7 in the third set, but battled back for the win. The Ankeny Hawks (No. 2 in Class 5A) had defeated Columbus, the host Women of Troy, Clear Creek Amana (CCA), Hoover and Mount Vernon on their way to the championship match. However, the Bolts prevailed 2-0 (25-21, 25-20) to go 6-0 on the day.
“Liberty had a balanced attack with five players in double-digit kills, and Liberty's setters had a great day distributing the ball,” Head Coach Randy Dolson said. “Solid effort all-the-way-around with a great number of aces, digs, assists and, of course, kills.” The wins kept the eighth-ranked (in Class 5A) Bolts undefeated this season.

Liberty High stats
Kills — Cassidy Hartman 24, LeeAnn Potter 23, Shelby Kimm 23, Sydney Woods 23, Sam Harvey 16, Lauren Roman 8, Kennedy Daughtery 6, Rylee Fay 5, Gabbie Schroeder 1.
Ace Serves — Hailey Hested 9, Woods 8, Daughtery 4, Addie Schmierer 3, Hartman 3, Fay 3, Schroeder 2, Potter 2.
Assists — Fay 57, Hested 44, Schmierer 7, Potter 2, Woods 2, Hartman 1.
Digs — Potter 37, Schmierer 29, Fay 17, Woods 17, Hested 12, Piper Koski 10, Hartman 7, Schroeder 3, Daughtery 2, Kimm 2, Roman 1, Harvey 1.
Blocks (total) — Hartman 6, Roman 6, Kimm 3, Potter 2, Harvey 2, Daughtery 1, Woods 1.

The CCA Clippers finished the day at 2-3 after falling 0-2 (16-21, 18-21) to Dowling and defeating Cedar Rapids Prairie 2-0 (21-19, 21-18) in pool play before falling to Ankeny 2-0 (18-21, 11-21), and defeating Hoover 2-0 (21-16, 21-6) in the second round. The Creek Girls took a 2-2 record into the semifinals of the Silver Bracket, but fell 2-0 (11-25, 18-25) to Beckman for a 2-3 record for the day.
According to West High Athletic Director Craig Huegel, the 2020 Extravaganza will be held on Sept. 12.

Iowa City West High’s Caroline Found Volleyball Extravaganza, Sat. Sept. 14
Pool A Results
Ankeny def. Waterloo Columbus 21-19, 21-18
Ankeny def. Iowa City West 21-12, 21-16
IC West def. Columbus 22-20, 17-21, 15-13
Pool B Results
West Des Moines Dowling def. Clear Creek Amana 21-16, 21-18
Dowling def. Cedar Rapids Prairie 21-13, 21-13
CCA def. Prairie 21-19, 21-18
Pool C Results
Dyersville Beckman def. Dubuque Wahlert 23-21, 21-11
Beckman def. Cedar Rapids Washington 21-12, 21-6
Wahlert def. Washington 21-11, 21-8
Pool D Results
Liberty High def. Mount Vernon 21-17, 21-16
Liberty def. Des Moines Hoover 21-6, 21-4
Mount Vernon def. Hoover 21-11, 21-7
Pool AA Results
Ankeny def. CCA 21-18, 21-11
Ankeny def. Hoover 21-3, 21-6
CCA def. Hoover 21-16, 21-6
Pool BB Results
Dowling def. IC West 21-10, 21-18
Dowling def. CR Washington 21-14, 21-10
IC West def. CR Washington 21-17, 21-18
Pool CC Results
Mount Vernon def. Beckman 19-21, 25-23, 15-8
Mount Vernon def. Prairie 21-12, 21-15
Beckman def. Prairie 21-16, 21-17
Pool DD Results
Liberty def. Wahlert 21-16, 21-12
Liberty def. Columbus 21-16, 21-13
Wahlert def. Columbus 21-13, 21-10

Gold Bracket
Semifinals
Ankeny def. Mount Vernon 27-25, 25-17
Liberty def. Dowling 25-16, 14-25, 17-15
Finals
Liberty def. Ankeny 25-21, 25-20
Silver Bracket
Semifinals
Beckman def. CCA 25-11, 25-18
Wahlert def. IC West 25-23, 25-20
Finals
Beckman def. Wahlert 25-23, 25-20
Bronze Bracket
CR Prairie def. Hoover 25-15, 25-2
Columbus def. CR Washington 25-9, 19-25, 15-7
Finals
Prairie def. Columbus 25-15, 25-13

Liberty Volleyball defeats West Des Moines Dowling in 3 in the semis, and takes down Ankeny in the finals in straight sets! 6-0 on the day and Champs of the 2019 Caroline Found Extravaganza!!