Waukon volleyball team plays through winless week against highly-rated opponents

Denied! ... Waukon volleyball senior McKenzie Cooper turns away this New Hampton attack in the Indians’ home loss to the Class 3A ninth-rated Chickasaws in three sets Tuesday, September 25. Cooper tallied three solo blocks and one kill in the match. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon volleyball team played through a winless week of five matches, including a pair of Northeast Iowa Conference bouts against top 15-rated teams and a weekend tournament featuring another highly-regarded foe. The Indians first fell at home to Class 3A ninth-rated New Hampton Monday, September 24 and then at Class 4A seventh-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, September 25 before being eliminated early from the Waterloo Columbus Tournament Saturday, September 29 with losses to Class 1A fourth-rated Starmont, Marion and Waterloo East.

Now with a 10-12-4 season record, 1-3 in Northeast Iowa Conference play, the Indians were next scheduled to play at Crestwood Tuesday, October 2 before playing in the Hudson Tournament Saturday, October 6. The net Tribe will then play at Charles City Tuesday, October 9 and then prepare for its Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament to be played at Decorah Saturday, October 13.

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