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Van Buren falls to Albia in volleyball

Warriors could not handle deep Albia squad
By ALLYUS FRITZ/Ledger sports editor | Sep 10, 2013

The Van Buren volleyball team lost to Albia Monday in three straight sets.

The main issue for the Warriors was not being able to kill the ball. This led to prolonged volleys and points for Albia.

“They played well but Albia has a good team obviously,” Van Buren head coach Matt Zeitler said. “If you can’t kill the ball then you can’t beat a good team.”

Albia had 37 kills, 25 of which came from the senior combination of Brooke Bettis and Hannah Dustin.

“They’re an older group who don’t make a lot of mistakes,” Zeitler said.

The Warriors served, played defense and passed effectively. Katie Wilson, the team’s libero, played one of her best games according to Zeitler.

“We can play great defense,” Zeitler said. “We’re just having a problem playing it throughout the whole game.”

Van Buren will not be traveling to Holy Trinity tonight because of school policy. If the school lets the students out early because of heat, then a volleyball game can only occur in an air-conditioned gym. The games were canceled because Holy Trinity does not have an air-conditioned gym.

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