Volleyball Roundup: City High Falls to 4A Third-Ranked CR Xavier


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City High dropped its second consecutive match to a ranked Mississippi Valley Conference opponent on Tuesday falling to Class 4A third-ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier 25-23, 25-16, 25-18 in Cedar Rapids.

Class 4A seventh-ranked City High dropped to 1-2 on the season and 0-2 in MVC play with the loss while Xavier improved to 2-0 on the season and 2-0 in MVC play.

Ellie Evans led City High with 15 kills and 15 digs while Mackenzie Murphy added eight kills for the Little Hawks.

Lindsey Bolton had 17 assists and Makayla Ribble added 14 assists.

City High returns to action on Saturday when it hosts its own tournament beginning at 9 a.m.

West Branch Goes 1-2 at Grundy Center Tourney

West Branch went 1-2 at the Grundy Center tournament on Tuesday defeating AGWSR and falling to Hudson and Class 2A top-ranked Grundy Center.

The Bears moved to 6-2 on the season with the 2-1 performance.

Top-ranked Grundy Center rallied from an opening-set loss to West Branch for a 19-21, 21-13, 15-11 win.

West Branch also fell to Hudson 21-14, 21-13 and added a win over AGWSR 21-10, 21-16.

West Branch returns to action on Thursday hosting Class 3A No. 10 West Liberty in its River Valley Conference opener.