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Waukee wins two at Urbandale tournament

Sam Martin/DCN Lauren Vespa digs up a ball during Waukee's match against Ankeny Centennial on Tuesday.Buy Photo
Sam Martin/DCN Lauren Vespa digs up a ball during Waukee's match against Ankeny Centennial on Tuesday.

Sixth-ranked Ankeny Centennial came to Waukee on Tuesday and left with a 25-12, 21-25, 25-15, 25-11 CIC Eastern Division victory.

After a slow start that saw Waukee drop 14 of the match’s first 15 points, the Warriors rallied for a victory in the second set. They took a 7-3 lead and held off a Jaguar comeback, closing out the set with kills by Taylor Voorhees and Denise Ssozi. It was only Centennial’s second set loss in the last seven matches, and 15th in 67 sets spanning 27 matches this season.

Denise Ssozi had six kills, while Taylor Voorhees and Emilee Anderson each finished with five. Erin Bramble added four kills and six digs, Gabby Magee had 14 assists, Morgan Potts finished with 33 digs and Schylir rowen had both of the team’s aces.

Waukee won two matches in five tries at Urbandale’s tournament on Oct. 5.

The Warriors logged a 25-6, 25-5 win over Des Moines Hoover, and a 21-12, 21-12 win over Des Moines East. They lost to Sioux City North, 25-21, 25-23; Western Christian, 21-10, 21-7; and Cedar Falls, 21-19, 17-21, 15-13.

Anderson finished with 23 kills and 12 blocks. Ssozi tacked on 20 kills and Voorhees finished with 11. Lauren Vespa added 39 assists and Potts had 35 digs.

Waukee closes out the regular season with road matches at Southeast Polk on Oct. 15 and Ankeny on Oct. 22, and Johnston’s tournament on Oct. 19.

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