Kee volleyball team falls in final UIC dual, splits four matches at UIC Tournament

Kee volleyball senior Kendra Cooper pounds out an attack in the Hawks’ three-set home loss to South Winneshiek Thursday, October 12. The Hawks fell to the Warriors by narrow margins of 24-26, 24-26 and 20-25. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee volleyball team brought its regular season to a close this past week, wrapping up its final week of regular competition against Upper Iowa Conference foes in both dual match and tournament play. The Hawks won two of a total of five matches played in that final week, first falling to South Winneshiek at home Thursday, October 12 in their final dual match of the regular season, 24-26, 24-26 and 20-25. Kee then split its four matches played at the annual Upper Iowa Conference Tournament Saturday, October 14, falling to both Starmont, 10-21 and 20-22, and Central Elkader, 11-21, 21-19 and 8-15, but also picking up a pair of wins, over Turkey Valley by scores of 21-17, 16-21 and 15-9 and over MFL/MarMac by scores of 21-7, 16-21 and 15-13.

Holding an 18-14 match record, including a 5-3 mark in Upper Iowa Conference play, the volleyball Hawks were next scheduled to begin postseason tournament play Tuesday, October 17 at home against Turkey Valley, beginning at 7 p.m. A win Tuesday will advance the Lady Hawks to a Monday, October 23 match at Riceville. Further details of Kee’s postseason possibilities appear on this same Sports page in a shaded box in the print edition and e-edition of The Standard.

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