Josie Weber went 22-for-22 at the service line Monday night between the two Trojans’ contests with Saint Ansgar and Waukon. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Josie Weber went 22-for-22 at the service line Monday night between the two Trojans’ contests with Saint Ansgar and Waukon. (Photo by Becky Walz)

Hosting a triangular with Class 1A Saint Ansgar and Waukon, the Turkey Valley volleyball team (12-6) went 1-1 for the night Monday.

Kicking the night off versus the Saints, the Trojans were right in the thick of the contest in the middle of both sets; however, some mistakes in the later parts of their rotation created too much separation in the score. Sets scores were 20-25 and 19-25.

“We made late runs in both, but they are just too good of a team to give a lead to like that late in sets. I was most happy with how we played in defense. We got a lot of touches on the block and ball to create opportunities to score points, which kept us competitive against a very good team, and in my opinion shows we belong with some of these teams and can play with anyone in our area come regionals,” said Coach Ethan Adams.

TV had 17 kills and 68 attack attempts, along with 15 assists, 28 digs and a .921 serving mark (35-for-38) with two aces.

Ali Hoffert accounted for half of the kills with nine, along with eight digs and an 8-for-8 serving effort. Kourtney Schmidt hammered out three kills, while Aleah Hackman and Sophia Adams provided two kills each. Josie Weber provided 14 assists while serving 9-for-9 and garnering seven digs. Clare Courtney had four digs, while Halle Weber was there for three.

Turkey Valley finished the night with a sweep over Waukon (4-6) with set scores of 25-11 and 25-18.

“Our match against Waukon was very positive. They are solid, and they haven’t played a lot, so I wasn’t fully sure what to expect. You can only learn so much from stats,” said Coach Adams. “I was impressed with how the girls came out and asserted themselves early on. We were able to come back from some iffy play in the middle of the second set to take it in two, which is always a nice way to close.”

The Trojans came up with 18 kills on 57 attack attempts. They served 46-for-50 with five aces, to go with 14 assists and 42 digs.

Hoffert once again came up big on the court with nine kills, 10 digs and served 4-for-5. J. Weber put up 12 assists to go with six digs and a 13-for-13 serving performance. Schmidt had five kills on 15 attack attempts, with four digs and went 3-for-3 at the service line. Kylie Wurzer put up eight digs. Sayler Drilling served 9-for-10, while Adams was 6-for-6.