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North Mahaska opened the 2022 volleyball campaign with a long night of play at Albia. NM played five matches finishing 3-2 overall. They opened with South Iowa Cedar League foe Montezuma winning 21-19-21-10, then went three sets with Moravia winning the match 19-21, 21-8, 15-7. Southeast Warren won 21-15, 21-15 and NM wrapped up pool play against Seymour winning 17-21, 21-7, 15-3. The Warhawks faced Albia in another three-set match falling 14-21, 21-16, 13-15.

North Mahaska’s Caitlyn Sanders saves a ball during the team’s match with Moravia.

Senior captain Caitlyn Sanders finished the night with 29 assists, seven kills and three aces on 25-of-26 serving. Sophomores Regan Grewe led the team in kills with 15, Breckyn Schilling had 14 and Sydney Andersen had 12. Kayla Readshaw recorded seven as did freshman Abby Van Weelden.

North Mahaska sophomore Sydney Andersen powers a ball through the arms of a Montezuma defender.

Van Weelden and Schilling each recorded one block. Andersen collected five aces and Grewe had three.