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Hawkeye 10 champions

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Keumper Catholic’s Brianna Wittrock (15) and Sophie Badding (10) team up to block a Lewis Central attack during a Sept. 29 match. 

Undefeated, and often untested, the Kuemper Catholic volleyball team has completed the first big chapter of the 2022 season. 

Kuemper Catholic went undefeated in Hawkeye 10 play this season. Only two of the 10 Hawkeye 10 matches didn’t end in a sweep this season. 

Kuemper had claimed at least a share of the Hawkeye 10 championship a few weeks earlier when they bested Lewis Central on Sept. 29. 

Tuesday night the Knights completed the clean sweep of conference play with a 3-0 victory over Harlan. 

The Knights made the match look easy as they were able to win the first set 25-12. 

Harlan had a little bit of a challenge in the second set for the Knights as they stayed within 10 points of the Kngihts throughout the set. However the Knight attack was too much as they won 25-15. 

The sweep ended in the third set as the Knights controlled the set from the beginning. In the end the Knights were able to win 25-13.

The win completed a clean sweep of the Hawkeye 10 Conference. 

Ashlyn Badding led the Knights with 17 assists. Macy Simons had 11 assists. Kaylie Simons added two assists. 

Sophie Badding led the team in blocks with four. Frannie Glynn also added four blocks. Brianna Wittrock had two blocks. Lauren Boell and Kaci Peter had one block each. 

Kaylie Simons had seven digs to lead the Knights. Macy Simons had five digs. Brianna Wittrock had four digs. Ashlyn Badding, Brooke Rohe and Sada Gehling both had three digs each. Melinda Schaefer, Kaci Peter and Aubrey Heuton all had two digs each. 

Sophie Badding had nine kills to lead the Knights. Heuton finished with eight kills. Frannie Glynn and Wittrock had five kills each. Peter had four kills and Boell finished with three. 

Schaefer and Boell have had two aces each. Heuton and Macy Simons had one ace each. 

Over the weekend the Knights were able to win the Hampton-Dumont tournament. The Knights were able to win all six of their matches on the way to being crowned champions. 

Their first match of the Saturday tournament was a win over Iowa Falls-Alden. Kuemper won the first set 21-15. In the second set they won 21-17. 

In their second match against Webster City the Knights won 2-1. In a close first set the Knights were able to win 23-21. The Lynx won the second set 21-15, but Kuemper won the third set 15-5. 

Against Janesville the Knights were able to win 2-0. They won the first set 21-16, and the second set 21-11. 

Later in the tournament the Knights were able to take on Ames. There the Knights won 2-0 with a 21-14 win and a 21-7 victory. 

In the semi finals the Knights were able to beat South Hardin, 2-1. Kuemper won the first set 21-15. South Hardin won the second set 23-21. The Knights won the third set 15-12 to get into the championship. 

In the championship match the Knights were able to beat Webster City for the second time. 

This time they won 2-0 with back-to-back 21-12 victories. 

The Knights stand at 34-4 this season. They hosted Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Thursday night. 

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