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By Kate Huber, Maquoketa Valley senior
DELHI – The Maquoketa Valley volleyball came out ready to go and play well in its regional match Tuesday in Arlington, but came up short against Starmont, 25-21, 25-12, 25-23.
Nicole Kudrna led with seven kills while Renee Huber had six. Huber and Ali Holtz both went 12-for-12 serving. Holtz had two aces while Huber had one.
Brooke Wooten had 11 assists and Holtz 10.
In the back row, libero Ashley Holtz played her best game of the season with an outstanding 21 digs. Freshman Megan Mensen led the defense at the net with six total blocks.
“I was so proud of the girls with the way that they fought all three games,” Coach Tiffany Feldmann said. “We really gave them a run in games 1 and 3. I was so happy with our libero, Ashley Holtz. She keyed in on their big hitters and had some amazing digs. We spread the ball around well and ran our offense. Unfortunately, we just couldn’t come through with the win.
“We definitely ended our season on a high note and played to our potential. The girls have come a long way. It’s been a great season. It is hard to let my three seniors go. They have been wonderful leaders.
“I thank the fans and the parents for all their support. I look forward to what next year will bring.”