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JV netters struggled in conference
Sports · October 12, 2017


West Branch High School’s junior varsity volleyball team played several opponents in recent weeks yet could not find that first win against a conference opponent.


On Sept. 18, the team competed in the North Cedar Quadrangular.

The Bears lost in two sets to Camanche, 18-21, 22-22; won in two sets over North Scott, 21-19, 21-8 and lost in two sets to North Cedar, 16-21. 14-21.

Tournament statistical leaders:

Kills: Mattie Hills 15, Jaclyn Bloem 10, Lexi Peak 7, Autumn Kolpin 6, Hannah Westcott 3, Allie Maher 1.

Assists: N. Henson 35, L. Peak 2

Aces: H. Westcott 5, J. Bloem 4, N. Henson 3, L. Peak 3, Katie Robertson 2, A. Maher 2, M. Hills 1

Digs: L. Peak 45, M. Hills 44, A. Maher 28, J. Bloem 26, N. Henson 18, H. Westcott 10, Katie Robertson 8, A. Kolpin 6

Blocks: J. Bloem 2 solo blocks ; A. Kolpin 3 block assist, M. Hills 2 block assist N. Henson 1 block assist

On Sept. 19, the Bears lost a dual to North Cedar, 22-25, 19-25

Match statistical leaders:

Kills: Mattie Hills 6, Jaclyn Bloem 3, Autumn Kolpin 1, Nicki Henson 1, Hannah Westcott 1

Assists: N. Henson 10, J. Bloem 1

Aces: N. Henson 3, J. Bloem 1, L. Peak 1

Digs: L. Peak 11, N. Henson 8, M. Hills 5, J. Bloem 8, A. Maher 7, Katie Robertson 2, A. Kolpin 1, Lauren Nalan 1, H. Westcott 1

On Sept. 21, West Branch fell to Camanche in two sets, 18-25, 18-25

Match statistical leaders:

Kills: Lexi Peak 6, Jaclyn Bloem 2, Mattie Hills 2, Nicki Henson 1, Allie Maher 1, Lauren Nalan 1

Assists: N. Henson 8, M. Hills 1, A. Maher 1, Hannah Westcott 1

Aces: J. Bloem 1, N. Henson 1, M. Hills 1, A. Maher 1

Digs: L. Peak 12, N. Henson 9, M. Hills 7, J. Bloem 6, A. Maher 2, Katie Robertson 3, Sarah Cohn 1, H. Westcott 1

Blocks: J. Bloem 1 solo block ; A. Kolpin 1 block assist, N. Henson 1 block assist

On Sept. 26, the Bears lost in two sets to Iowa City-Regina, 23-25, 16-25

Match statistical leaders:

Kills: Autumn Kolpin 4, Lexi Peak 4, Mattie Hills 3, Jaclyn Bloem 2, Nicki Henson 1

Assists: N. Henson 13

Aces: N. Henson 2, Hannah Westcott 2, J. Bloem 1, L. Peak 1, Allie Maher 1

Digs: L. Peak 5 total digs, N. Henson 5, M. Hills 5, J. Bloem 4, A. Maher 2, Katie Robertson 4, H. Westcott 2, A. Kolpin 4

Blocks: M. Hills 1 solo block

On Oct. 3, the Bears took one set, but then fell to Durant in three, 25-21, 18-25, 8-15

Match statistical leaders:

Kills: Mattie Hills 8, Lexi Peak 4, Jaclyn Bloem 2, Sarah Cohn 2, Nicki Henson 2, Autumn Kolpin 1

Assists: N. Henson 14, J. Bloem 1, A. Kolpin 1, Ally Kroemer 1, Katie Robertson 1

Aces: Allie Maher 2, L. Peak 2, Lauren Nalan 1, K. Robertson 1

Digs: N. Henson 9, J. Bloem 6, L. Peak 6, K. Robertson 5, M. Hills 4, A. Kroemer 4, A. Kolpin 1, A. Maher 1, L. Nalan 1, Hannah Westcott 1

Block assists: J. Bloem 1, N. Henson 1, M. Hills 1, A. Kolpin 1

On Oct. 5, the JV netters lost to Tipton in two sets, 15-25, 24-26

Match statistical leaders:

Kills: Lexi Peak 5, Jaclyn Bloem 4, Mattie Hills 3, Autumn Kolpin 3, Sarah Cohn 1, Allie Maher 1, Hannah Westcott 1

Assists: Nicki Henson 18, Katie Robertson 1

Aces: L. Peak 3, J. Bloem 1, Lauren Nalan 1, H. Westcott 1

Digs: L. Peak 10, Ally Kroemer 7, N. Henson 6, J. Bloem 3, A. Kolpin 2, A. Maher 2, K. Robertson 2, H. Westcott 2, M. Hills 1, S. Cohn 1

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