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MOC-FV wins 3A volleyball title; Western loses 3-2 in 2A

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Alexis Conaway (#6) was named the tournament MVP as MOC-FV won the 3A volleyball title on Saturday. Alexis Conaway (#6) was named the tournament MVP as MOC-FV won the 3A volleyball title on Saturday.

MOC-Floyd Valley staged a memorable comeback to win its first-ever state volleyball championship as the Dutch edged Union in a thrilling Class 3A State Volleyball final Saturday afternoon in Cedar Rapids. 

The Dutch trailed 14-12 in the final set and fought back three match points earn the title. All-Tournament captain Alexis Conaway led the Dutch with 30 kills with just four hitting errors. The all-stater also had a match-high 25 digs. Shelby Schouten added 16 kills with Alyssa Brown recording 57 assists.

"We just told each other, one point at a time, this game isn't over yet, you never know what can happen," said Conaway. "Instead of coming apart, we all banded together and got those points to get the win."

MOC-Floyd Valley finishes its season at 35-8. Union, making its third-straight state tournament appearance, ends the year at 33-8.

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Western Christian dropped the Class 2A volleyball state championship with a five set loss to top-ranked Dike-New Hartford. The Wolfpack finish the season at 43-4, while Dike-NH ends 45-0. It was Western's first loss to an Iowa team this season.

Second-ranked Western won the first two sets by identical 25-18 scores, before Dike-NH won the next two sets, 25-18, 27-25, to even the match. Dike-NH won the fifty set, 16-14, after taking a 12-9 lead. The fifth set was tied at 14-14.

Western head coach Tammi Verbeek was seeking her ninth state title in 14 seasons. It was Verbeek's fourth runner-up finish.

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