Volleyball ramped up one more time Monday night to decide state qualifiers in Class 3A, 4A, and 5A.
In a match heard on 99.5 FM/740 AM KMZN, radiokmzn.com and the KMZN mobile app, Oskaloosa battled but fell to #3 Marion in straight sets, 25-12, 25-9, 25-9. The defeat closes out the Indians’ season at 16-23 and ends the high school volleyball careers of seniors Alexis Westercamp, Aubrey Miller, Leah VanMaanen, Summer Smith, and Cara Roquet.
Marion (34-9) wins Region 6 in Class 4A and moves on to state and will face Cedar Rapids Xavier (31-9) in the quarterfinals next Tuesday at 6 PM.
In other Class 4A action, Pella defeated Norwalk in the Region 3 Final in straight sets to advance to state at 36-4. The top-ranked Lady Dutch draw Nevada (29-13) in the first round next Tuesday at 4 PM.
Class 3A saw two area teams falter in regional finals.
In Region 5, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont was thwarted from advancing to state for the fourth straight year. The Rockets fell to top-ranked Union in straight sets. The Rockets end their season at 22-14. Union (38-4) will face Osage (23-11) in the quarterfinals at 10 AM next Wednesday.
In Region 8, Davis County fell in straight sets to #5 Mount Vernon. The Mustangs finish the season at 25-17. Mount Vernon (33-7) faces Sioux Center (34-4) in the quarters on Wednesday at noon.
All state action will happen at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.
Tuesday night action will decide who joins these teams from Class 1A and 2A. Pella Christian is the lone area team still battling for a spot in state. The Eagles will take on #7 Council Bluffs St. Albert in the Class 2A Region 5 Final in Creston at 7 PM.