Comets dominate Cadets while hosting volleyball ‘Senior Night’
By John Burbridge
CHARLES CITY — For their rescheduled away Northeast Iowa Conference volleyball match against Charles City on Monday, the Crestwood Cadets went from a slow start to a fast finish.
The Comets took 12-1 leads in both the first and second sets — they eventually won both by the same score (25-9) — and then completed the 3-0 sweep with a 25-12 third-set win.
For the Comets, who have been sitting at No. 15 in the Class 4A rankings posted weekly by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union for three-straight weeks, it improved their overall record to 19-4 and NEIC record to 4-1 — Charles City has won four straight.
Crestwood fell to 13-10 and 1-3.
The match was part of the Comets “Senior Night” as the team honored pending 2024 graduates Keely Collins, Rylee DeBoest, Claire Girkin, Hannah Hoffman, Madison Lensing and Emma Miller, who played their last regular-season match at Comet Gym — aside from likely at least hosting the first-round of the regionals later this month, Charles City will play host to the latter day and round of matches in the NEIC Tournament on Oct. 14.
Collins, a returning All-NEIC First Team selection from last season, was particularly dominant at the net with numerous blocks and kills for the Comets. Collins also had a good night at the service line with three aces.
Junior Mya Rimrod also had a solid night attacking the net in all three sets for the Comets, who will be back in action on Saturday for a tournament at Hampton-Dumont.