Fillies place fourth in own JV tourney

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Iola High’s Toni Taylor (15) and Kirstin McGuffin (16) are up at the net for a block while teammates Keli Lee (2) and Tori Snavely (6) are in cover positions on the play. The Fillies’ junior varsity finished fourth in its own invitational Saturday.

Opening the 2009 season on its home court, Iola High’s junior varsity discovered things about itself as it finished fourth in Saturday’s IHS Junior Varsity Invitational.
The Fillies went 2-2 in round-robin play moving into the third-place match Saturday afternoon. Iola took on Fredonia, a team it had beaten in three sets to begin tournament play.
Iola and Fredonia went three sets again to determine third place. This time the Yellowjackets claimed the victory 25-19, 23-25, 15-12.
The Fillies finished fourth. Burlington’s junior varsity won the tournament with Girard in second place.
“For our first matches, we did OK,” said Chrissy Powell, IHS assistant coach. “We really need to work on our passing.”
In the third-place match, Tori Snavely served up seven points, had one ace serve and one kill. Kirstin McGuffin served for five points and had four kills at the net.
Toni Taylor made four blocks at the net plus downed two kills. She also served four points and had one ace serve. Riana Dolenz pounded down eight kills and made two blocks at the net and served three points.
Kelsey Adams had three service points, two kills and one block. Keli Lee had one service point and one kill.
As Iola’s setter for the tournament, Snavely was credited with 89 of 91 good sets.
When Iola met Fredonia in the first match of the tournament, Iola rallied to win 18-25, 25-13, 15-7. Adams served up 12 points, which included two aces, and had three kills and one block. Snavely served up nine points.
Taylor had seven points serving and had four kills and one block. Carly Mulsow had four points, two kills and one block. McGuffin had two aces and three points. Dolenz had one kill and one block.
Girard beat Iola 25-19, 25-18. Snavely had four points and one ace and McGuffin had four points and one kill. Adams had four points, two ace serves, one kill and one block. Taylor had two service points and three kills, Dolenz had one kill and one block and Mulsow had one point.
Burlington defeated Iola 25-8, 25-8. Snavely served two points and Adams had one point. Lee had one point and one kill.
The Fillies bounced back with a 25-17, 25-8 win over Humboldt. Snavely served up 21 points and had six aces. Taylor had seven points, one kill and one block. Dolenz had five points and one ace.
McGuffin had two service points, three kills and one block. Lee had two kills and Adams had one kill.
Humboldt competed in the tournament also but the Register did not receive a report on the Lady Cubs’ matches.