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Women of Troy fall to Linn-Mar Lions

Linn-Mar defeats IC West, 3-1

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy suffered a setback with a 3-1 loss, at home, to Linn-Mar Tuesday, Aug. 29. The Lions took the first set narrowly, 25-23, and won the second set, 25-17. West High rallied back in the third set and won, 27-25, before falling, 25-17, in the fourth and final set.
Colby Greene led West High with 20 kills and found support from Cailyn Morgan, Claire Overton and Emily Burtch with seven apiece.
The loss dropped the Women of Troy to 3-2, but the squad moved up to ninth (from 13th the prior week) in Class 5A, according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Thursday, Aug. 31, rankings.
Linn-Mar stayed in the fourth spot (same as the prior week).
West High opened the season with a 3-1 win over Cedar Rapids Prairie, fell to Pleasant Valley at the MAC/MVC Varsity Shootout and took out Bettendorf and North Scott (also at the MAC/MVC Shootout).
The Women of Troy host their home tournament on Saturday, Sept. 9, with Clear Creek Amana and Liberty High among the teams competing. West travels to Dubuque Wahlert on Tuesday, Sept. 12, and hosts Cedar Rapids Xavier on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m.

KILLS: C. Greene 20, C. Morgan 7, C. Overton 7, E. Burtch 7, M. Laffey 5, K. Lang 1.
SERVES: Overton, 17-18-1. K. Severt 14-16. Lang 12-13. Greene 12-12-1. Morgan 8-10, K. Kapoor 7-8, Burtch 4-5-1.
SOLO BLOCKS: Morgan 2, Burtch 1, Greene 1, Overton 1, Severt 1.
BLOCK ASSISTS: Greene 1, Laffey 1, Overton 1.
ASSISTS: Severt 41, Lang 2, Overton 1.
DIGS: Lang 14, Overton 11, Severt 9, Greene 5, Morgan 4, Burtch 3, Kapoor 2, L. Walters 1.