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Lightning claims title at Prairie Hawks VB invitational

CEDAR RAPIDS– Liberty High School’s varsity volleyball team ran the table with a 5-0 showing Saturday, Oct. 10, in Cedar Rapids Prairie’s Invitational tournament.
The Lightning defeated Johnston 2-0 (21-19, 21-9), Class 2A 14th-ranked West Branch 2-0 (21-11, 21-16) and the host Prairie Hawks 2-0 (21-7, 21-12). The Bolts also knocked off previously unbeaten Wilton, the No. 2 team in Class 2A, 2-1 (21-14, 23-25, 15-4), and Class 4A fifth-ranked Western Dubuque, 2-1 (19-21, 21-13, 15-9).
Cassidy Hartman contributed 41 kills over the course of the day to lead Liberty High, with 28 from Shelby Kimm, and 25 from Sam Harvey. Harvey also made seven ace serves with six from Gabbie Schroeder, and five apiece from Hartman, Hailey Hested and Kimm. Kimm made nine blocks with six from Hartman.

Liberty High stats from CR Prairie Invitational
Kills — Cassidy Hartman 41, Shelby Kimm 28, Sam Harvey 25, Kennedy Daugherty 15, Lauren Roman 9, Lilah VanScoyoc 7, Hailey Hested 3, Chante Hardaway 1.
Ace serves — Harvey 7, Gabbie Schroeder 6, Hartman 5, Hested 5, Kimm 5, Addie Schmierer 4, Olivia Davenport 3.
Assists — Hested 72, Mariah Rollins 35, Schmierer 8, Schroeder 2, Carlie Schroeder 1, Hartman 1, Daugherty 1, VanScoyoc 1.
Digs — Schmierer 34, Hartman 30, G. Schroeder 24, Hested 24, Rollins 11, Kimm 8, Harvey 6, Daugherty 3, C. Schroeder 1, Davenport 1.
Blocks total — Kimm 9, Hartman 6, Roman 5, Harvey 2.