Prep Volleyball

Iowa high school volleyball regional finals: Monday's 3A, 4A, 5A scores and coverage

(The Gazette)
(The Gazette)

The first 24 tickets to the 2019 Iowa high school state volleyball tournament were punched Monday night at regional finals in classes 5A, 4A and 3A.

Scroll down for final scores and area coverage.

» State tournament brackets: Complete pairings and schedule

Class 5A

Region 1

No. 5 Council Bluffs Lincoln 3, No. 9 Ankeny Centennial 0

25-20, 25-21, 25-16

Region 2

No. 3 West Des Moines Valley 3, Waterloo West 1

25-15, 25-16, 20-25, 25-15

Region 3

No. 8 Waukee 3, Southeast Polk 0

25-18, 25-16, 25-20

Region 4

No. 6 West Des Moines Dowling 3, No. 14 Iowa City High 0

25-15, 25-17, 28-26

Region 5

No. 4 Ankeny 3, No. 12 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 0

25-10, 25-20, 25-22

Region 6

No. 1 Cedar Falls 3, Marshalltown 0

25-9, 25-19, 25-7

Region 7

No. 2 Iowa City Liberty 3, No. 11 Dubuque Hempstead 0

25-21, 25-16, 25-17

Rylee Fay helped direct Liberty’s remarkable growth this fall, and she was in the thick of it all Monday, when the second-ranked Lightning swept No. 11 Hempstead.

In just its third year of existence, Liberty (34-2) will make its state-tournament debut next Tuesday.

“Considering where we were two years ago, who woulda thunk?” said Lightning Coach Randy Dolson, who will be taking his third different team to state. “This is a great group of kids, and they show so much resilience.”

Liberty served 12 aces, eight in the second set.

» Read more: For Rylee Fay, this one was for Grandma

Region 8

No. 7 Pleasant Valley 3, No. 10 Bettendorf 0

25-16, 25-22, 25-20

 

Class 4A

Region 1

No. 1 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3, Carroll 0

25-14, 25-12, 25-9

Region 2

Glenwood 3, No. 6 Lewis Central 2

25-23, 27-25, 22-25, 23-25, 15-9

Region 3

No. 4 Waverly-Shell Rock 3, No. 9 Dallas Center-Grimes 2

25-23, 25-18, 17-25, 21-25, 16-14

Region 4

No. 2 Cedar Rapids Xavier 3, No. 11 Gilbert 0

25-12, 25-14, 25-18

Getting to the state volleyball tournament has become an expectation for Cedar Rapids Xavier.

With tall, powerful hitters like this, it is easy to see why the Saints will be one of the favorites to win the thing.

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“I think we are ready,” Xavier Coach Austin Filer said. “I am fortunate that we have gotten us to a spot where that is just the expectation."

» Read more: Xavier hits its way to state for the fourth year in a row

Region 5

No. 8 Marion 3, Carlisle 0

25-15, 25-11, 25-21

You don’t just assume you’re qualifying for the state tournament every year. At least you shouldn’t.

Delaney Rice and Kayba Laube didn’t get there the previous two years, which makes going back this year all the better.

“We knew it wasn’t a given every year,” Rice said, after her Marion volleyball team swept past Carlisle in a Class 4A regional final Monday night. “We had to work for it.”

» Read more: Marion sweeps past Carlisle to reach state volleyball tournament

Region 6

No. 5 West Delaware 3, Charles City 0

25-12, 25-16, 25-10

Region 7

No. 10 Western Dubuque 3, Clinton 0

25-16, 25-10, 25-15

Region 8

No. 3 North Scott 3, Burlington 0

25-18, 25-23, 27-25

 

Class 3A

Region 1

No. 12 Unity Christian 3, Sheldon 0

25-15, 25-17, 25-17

Region 2

No. 2 Carroll Kuemper 3, Humboldt 0

25-16, 25-17, 25-20

Region 3

No. 3 Red Oak 3, No. 11 Des Moines Christian 1

13-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-15

Region 4

No. 13 Union 3, No. 4 Dike-New Hartford 2

25-22, 20-25, 25-15, 21-25, 15-11

Region 5

No. 7 Mount Vernon 3, No. 6 New Hampton 2

25-21, 21-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-12

Region 6

No. 1 Davenport Assumption 3, Independence 0

25-15, 25-17, 25-17

Region 7

No. 10 Nevada 3, No. 8 Tipton 1

25-18, 25-9, 22-25, 25-16

Region 8

No. 5 West Liberty 3, Albia 0

25-16, 25-16, 25-9

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