STC didn’t bring their Pink Out enough against CPU

Cassandra Klostermann and Ashleigh Finchwork together to save the ball from getting the point for CPU. Photo by Vanessa Roudabush.
Kayleah Laughlin of STC set several un-defendable spikes over the net against CPU. Photo by Vanessa Roudabush.
The first serve of the game was dosed up by Mollie Wobeter of STC. Photo by Vanessa Roudabush.
Kortney Babinat dug hard into the court, preventing a score by CPU in match 2. Photo by Vanessa Roudabush.
A soft push over the net by Ashlynn Kriegel gained STC a point in match 1 against CPU. Photo by Vanessa Roudabush.

South Tama had their Pink Out Night volleyball game on Tuesday, September 20th, against WaMaC Center Point-Urbana.

High hopes were to be had at the breast cancer awareness match, with all the Trojan ladies in pink jerseys. Unfortunately, in the first set, the Varsity girls were left trailing CPU, which ended in a loss for STC, 25-17.

The second match started off with a hard spike from Macy Welsh, giving STC the first point. On the Trojans’ second serve, CPU fumbled the return keeping the ball firmly in the Trojan’s court for the first half of the game. The match continued to be neck-and-neck between the two teams until mid-game when CPU took a four-point lead.

South Tama scrambled as much as they could to get a recovery in the second set, and despite Center Point-Urbana sending a lot of attacks out of bounds, STC still lost the match, 25-15.

The third set started with a long volley between the two conference foes until Korney Babinat came in with a hard spike, scoring the Trojans the first point of the game.

South Tama continued to lead the charge, keeping the Stormin’ Pointers trailing by 2-to-3 points in the early portion of the game, with Babinat sending several spikes sailing past CPU’s defense.

The set was all tied up at 13-a-piece until Ashlynn Kriegel slipped a fast one past the Pointer defenders. But failure to call the ball resulted in many mishaps on STC’s side, and the Trojans fell behind 17-15.

A net violation on Center Point-Urbana helped revive South Tama’s late rally, and successful kills from Kriegel and Kayleah Laughlin got the Trojans within 24- 22. Unfortunately a failed serve receive resulted in the final point for the Stormin’ Pointers, handing Center Point-Urbana the 25-17, 25-15, 25-22 conference victory.

South Tama fell to 10-11 overall and 0-3 in WaMaC West play, while CPU improved to 10-10 overall but 3-0 in divisional action.

South Tama’s next volleyball match-up is against the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings on September 29th at 5:00 pm at Vinton-Shellsberg