Adkins Denton

Shenandoah seniors Claire Adkins (number 4) and Roxy Denton (number 19) go after a block attempt while junior Olivia Stogdill (number 16) prepares for the next play.

Shenandoah volleyball had a 2-1 day at the Clarinda Tournament, Saturday, Sept. 7, but a tiebreaker kept them out of the semifinals.

Shenandoah, Nodaway Valley and Tri-Center all finished round-robin play at 2-1 to tie for the Pool B title. That meant a predetermined tiebreaker would determine who the two semifinalists would be and the Fillies ended up third, meaning they wouldn’t play an additional match.

The Fillies opened the tournament with a 2-1 win over Nodaway Valley. The Fillies dropped the first set 21-19, but came back to win the next two 21-13 and 17-15 to start the day 1-0.

Roxy Denton led the Fillies at the net with six kills and two blocks. Nichole Gilbert added four kills and led the Fillies with nine assists. Natalie Gilbert led the defense with eight digs. The Fillies served 11 aces with the Gilbert sisters serving three each.

The Fillies then had little trouble with West Central Valley 21-7 and 21-12 to improve to 2-0.

Denton had another six kills and hit .400 for the match to lead Shenandoah. Delanie Voshell added three kills. Claire Adkins distributed five assists while Nichole Gilbert added four assists and four digs. Nichole also had seven of the team’s 11 aces, going 14 for 15 at the service line.

Shenandoah’s day ended with a 21-13, 21-11 loss to Tri-Center.

Voshell’s two kills were most on the team. Nichole Gilbert handed out four assists while Natalie Gilbert’s eight digs were most on the team. The Fillies’ most accurate performance of the day at the service line came in their final match, going 23 for 25.

Shenandoah ended the day with a 2-2 overall record. The Fillies host Harlan, Tuesday, Sept. 10 and then host a tournament, Saturday, Sept. 14.

Tri-Center and Nodaway Valley both lost to St. Albert in bracket play. The Saintes beat Nodaway Valley 2-0 in a semifinal and Tri-Center 2-0 in the championship match.

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