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Iowa high school state volleyball 2019: Friday's championship scores, highlights and more

(Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
(Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

Championship Friday of the 2019 Iowa high school state volleyball tournament brought five title matches to the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

Scroll down for scores, highlights and more coverage.

CLASS 5A

No. 1 Cedar Falls 3, No. 3 West Des Moines Valley 1 (14-25, 26-24, 25-14, 25-22)

The finish line was in sight, and Emerson Green was aware of Akacia Brown’s appetite.

“She’s always hungry,” Green said. “She wants the ball. I could go to anybody, but Akacia has that extra hunger.”

Brown ended the match with three straight kills, and top-ranked Cedar Falls fought past No. 3 West Des Moines Valley in four sets.

» Read more: Akacia Brown's late run caps Cedar Falls' 5A state championship run

 

CLASS 4A

No. 1 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3, No. 10 Western Dubuque 0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-18)

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Western Dubuque was the story of the Class 4A state volleyball tournament. But Sergeant Bluff-Luton was the best team. By a wide margin, it turned out.

“We wanted to show why we were ranked No. 1 and show the state that this is our year,” Kenzie Foley said.

The Warriors completed their third consecutive sweep at the U.S. Cellular Center for their first state championship.

» Read more: Sergeant Bluff-Luton ends Western Dubuque's Cinderella run in state championship

 

CLASS 3A

No. 7 Mount Vernon 3, No. 2 Carroll Kuemper 0 (25-11, 25-18, 25-14)

Goodbye, drama. Hello, dominance.

After four straight matches of five-set spine-tinglers, seventh-ranked Mount Vernon played brilliant volleyball from first serve until last, and destroyed No. 2 Carroll Kuempe in the Class 3A state championship match Friday afternoon at the U.S. Cellular Center.

“The kids’ focus and execution was unbelievable,” said Mustangs Coach Maggie Willems, who earned her first title as a head coach (Shirley Ryan won three at Mount Vernon, in 1984, 2009, 2010).

Read more: Mount Vernon sweeps its way to the 3A state volleyball championship

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CLASS 2A

No. 1 Western Christian 3, No. 3 Dyersville Beckman 1 (20-25, 25-18, 28-26, 25-16)

Tammi Veerbeek is now the queen of volleyball coaching in Iowa. When top-ranked Western Christian defeated No. 3 Dyersville Beckman in the Class 2A championship Friday night, it was her 12th title.

That vaulted her past former Dubuque Wahlert coach (and current Iowa High School Athletic Association director) Tom Keating, who won 11.

It’s the 18th crown overall for Western (41-5).

» Read more: Western Christian's Tammi Veerbeek stands alone at the top in Iowa high school volleyball

 

CLASS 1A

No. 1 Sidney 3, No. 6 Wapsie Valley 1 (25-17, 23-25, 25-12, 25-23)

Top-ranked Sidney watched a six-point lead slip to 24-23 in the waning moments of the fourth set, but 5-foot-5 outside hitter Maddy Duncan put a wrap on it with a kill from the left side to send the Cowgirls to their first state volleyball championship.

“I want to go to Disneyland,” Cowgirls Coach Amy McClintock said. “I was patiently waiting, patiently waiting for that last point.

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» Read more: Sidney gets its elusive final point, and its elusive first state championship

 

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