Warriors win Belle Plaine tournament

The Marion volleyball team has entered the Class 3A state rankings at No. 10 after a 6-1 week that included winning the Belle Plaine tournament Saturday.

The Warriors rallied for a three-set victory over Attica to start the day. Marion lost Set 1, 25-20, but bounced back to win Sets 2 and 3 by the same margin, 25-21.

Marion then defeated Belle Plaine (25-20, 27-25) and rolled over Medicine Lodge (25-13, 25-14).

The Warriors suffered their only defeat to Wichita Trinity. Marion claimed a 25-13 victory in Set 1, but Wichita Trinity won the next two (25-19, 25-22).

Marion concluded the day with a 2-1 win over South Barber. The Chieftains won Set 1, 25-21, but Marion responded by winning Set 2, 25-15. The Warriors won Set 3, 25-20, to finish in first place in the tournament.

?We had a huge week this week,? coach Brea Campbell said. ?We came out?on Tuesday?and beat a team that we needed to beat, and I am incredibly proud of them for that. They really showed their heart.

?Saturday?we came out with some pretty great wins, and I am proud of them for coming home with first place.?

Remington?Marion defeated two league teams Tuesday.

The Warriors started by defeating Inman, 2-0.

Marion won Set 1, 25-23. The Warriors used a 6-0 run to take a 22-19 lead and maintained it the rest of the way, capping the set with a Marissa Jacobson kill.

The Warriors claimed the win with a 25-20 victory in Set 2. Following an 11-11 tie, Jacobson ignited a 9-0 Warrior run with a kill. Inman drew within 22-19, but Marion pulled away to win on a Shelby Felvus kill.

Marion then faced the host Broncos in a battle with league implications. Both teams entered the game undefeated in Heart of America play at 6-0.

Remington appeared to keep Marion out of rhythm in Set 1, particularly with regard serve-receive. Trailing 24-17, Marion scored four unanswered points, but the Broncos claimed the 25-21 victory with a kill.

Set 2 was highly contested as Marion fought to stay alive. The Warriors used a 4-0 run to build a 21-17 lead, but Remington jumped back in front, 22-21, with a string of five unanswered, aided by four Warrior errors.

Marion took a 24-22 lead, but could not close the door, allowing Remington to take the lead, 25-24. A back-and-forth battle ensued, and Marion came away with a 29-27 win after a Felvus kill.

In Set 3, Marion trailed 9-8, before using a 9-0 run to take the lead for good. Remington gave one final effort with a 4-0 run to close within 23-20, but Marion scored the final two points for the win, 25-20.

Coming?Marion (7-0, 22-3) was scheduled to play at Inman (0-7, 13-12) Tuesday. The Warriors will travel to Berean Academy (0-7, 5-15) Oct. 13 to conclude the regular season.

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