Shelbyville Moulton volleyball had a bumpy ride against Okaw Valley on Tuesday. Ram 7th got dumped in two, 25-12, 25-23.

“This was not our best game,” said Ram 7th coach Maggie Keown. “We didn’t communicate or pass well. When we can’t run our offense, which is how we score points. We need to make some big improvements or we will struggle greatly in the upcoming matches.”

Okaw Valley discombobulated the Rams in the 1st set winning by 13 points. The Rams finally started to get into sync in the 2nd set, but still fell short by just two points. The offensive trouble passing the ball messed up their ability to function effectively.

Shelby served 9 aced and hit 9 kill for 18 attack points out of 50 (36%). They dished 8 assists towards the 9 kills (89%), but only scooped 6 digs.

Jaycee Brinkoetter led the team with 12 points and 4 aces. She added three kills for 7 attack points. Maisie Kull also served 4 aces and hit 3 kills for 7 attack points.

Marley Phelps served 6 points with an ace and Mischa Beals dished a team-high 5 assists with 2 kills. Ashlyn Behl had a kill. Ceccellia Lamb led the defense with 2 digs.


Okaw Valley def. Shelbyville, 25-12, 25-23

Ram stats: Brinkoetter 12 points, 4 aces, 3 kills, 3 assists, 1 dig; Maisie Kull 7 points, 4 aces, 3 kills; Mischa Beals 4 points, 2 kills, 5 assists, 1 dig; Marley Phelps 6 points, 1 ace; Ashlyn Behl 2 points, 1 kill; Ceccillia Lamb 2 digs; Kylie Gordon 3 points; Katie Nohren 1 dig

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