Redhawks down GMG, split at Springville
North Tama took on GMG last Thursday, September 16 in Traer with the Redhawks shutting out the Wolverines 3-0.
The Redhawks are currently ranked 11th in Class 1A on the IGHSAU poll (as of September 16) with a 9-4 overall record as of Monday, September 20 — down slightly from their season-high ranking of 7th.
The Wolverines are now 5-7.
In the matchup against GMG, North Tama took the first set 25-20, the second set 25-10, and the third set 25-10 as well.
North Tama junior setter Jadyn Rausch led the offense for the Redhawks by recording another exemplary evening with 18 assists and seven kills out of 16 attempts.
Senior defensive specialist Kaitlyn Calderwood put up four assists and one kill, while junior outside/right side hitter Shae Ewoldt recorded seven kills.
Both sophomore Izzy Hallett and freshman Briar Blake put up four kills apiece.
Freshman Kylie Calderwood was dynamite from the service line, throwing down seven aces across the three sets Thursday night.
Senior Aubree Monat also served well, totaling three aces, while junior Lainey Willenbring and seniors Kaitlyn Calderwood and Molly Vogeler each had one ace each.
The team as a whole finished above 90 percent in serve efficiency rate across the entire evening.
On Saturday, North Tama traveled to Springville High School for the Springville Tourney and took on Easton Valley and Belle Plaine — both unranked teams.
The Redhawks won their first set against EV 21-9, but then dropped their second set 17-21 as well as the tie-breaking third set 10-15.
In their match-up Saturday with Belle Plaine, the North Tama girls were victorious 2-0 winning their first set 21-7 and second set 21-11.
This week, the Redhawks traveled to Colo on Tuesday, September 21 to take on the Royals (4-11) and then to Conrad on Thursday to take on the BCLUW Comets.
North Tama’s matchup with the Comets begins at 7:15 p.m. in the BCLUW High School gym.