When you are the only senior and you are recognized before a meet, you hope to have a good night. Madison McKay did not let the spotlight dim as she led North Mahaska to a three-set victory over BGM Monday night. North Mahaska won by set scores of 25-10, 25-14, and 25-8.
“Last night was senior night for us,” said coach Jim Woods. “Madi, being our only senior, put on a stellar performance hitting .619, with 15 kills, two errors on 21 attempts. She also had three aces and five digs.”
Another factor is that the school is celebrating homecoming week, which added fuel to the red hot Warhawk fire. McKay was able to receive strong support, particularly at the service line. North Mahaska went 64-of-67 at the line with 12 aces. Breanna Fogle was credited with six kills and Layla Hargis had two blocks. Jalayna Shipley recorded 14 digs and Zoe Deucore and Kaitlyn Van Donselaar earned 12 and eight assists respectively.
“The players were definitely upbeat with homecoming week and all so that helped,” said Woods.“
Jalayna Shipley’s digs along with the return of varsity setter Kaitlyn VanDonselaar helped out as well.t 11-for-12 with three aces. VanDonselaar went 15-for-15 while Shipley was 13-of-13 with four aces. Caitlyn Sanders was 15-for-17 with three aces and McKay went 11-for-12 at the line.
North Mahaska (7-7, 4-3) has two matches left in the regular season. They travel to Keota Monday then host English Valleys Thursday, Oct. 8. The South Iowa Cedar League tourney will begin Oct. 12.