Daufeldt helps Comets stay unbeaten at Mid-Prairie

By Paul D. Bowker
Posted 9/14/21

Macy Daufeldt, remember the name.

If you don’t happen to know it already.

After watching Mid-Prairie score three of the first five points against unbeaten and then No. 8-ranked West …

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Daufeldt helps Comets stay unbeaten at Mid-Prairie

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Macy Daufeldt, remember the name.

If you don’t happen to know it already.

After watching Mid-Prairie score three of the first five points against unbeaten and then No. 8-ranked West Liberty in their high school volleyball match September 9, Daufeldt had seen enough.

Daufeldt, a senior who is a Drake University commit, jumped into action at the net in a big-time way. It was highlight-reel stuff. Daufeldt, who is the kills leader in Class 3A with 199 kills, led the Comets to yet another sweeping win over Mid-Prairie with 29 kills and 2 blocks.

“She’s jumpy, she can hit, she can serve, she can do it all,” Mid-Prairie head coach Sherry Evans said. “We tried to key on her, we did stuff we could.”

But that was a tall challenge against a volleyball star who has led West Liberty to 12 consecutive wins to start the season. The Comets have not lost a set.

They have not lost to Mid-Prairie since 2009.

After the Golden Hawks pulled ahead 3-2 early in the first set, Daufeldt and the Comets unleashed their punishing attack. By the time it softened, the Golden Hawks trailed, 18-4. West Liberty won the first set by a 25-13 score.

The Comets scored the first three points of the second set and cruised to a 25-16 win despite a run of three points by the Golden Hawks late in the set. The Comets scored the first four points of the third set and went on to a 25-11 win.

“We just couldn’t keep up with their pace,” Evans said. “What can you do? It gives us good stuff to work on.”

But there were some golden moments for the Hawks. Maya Nonnenmann and Ella Groenewold combined for a block, and a point, against Daufeldt in the third set. Alyssa McDowell had a kill in the second set, and Landry Pacha followed that up with one of three Mid-Prairie aces.

Groenewold led the Golden Hawks with 10 kills and 5 blocks. Pacha had 10 assists and a pair of kills.

“Outcome didn’t go our way, but overall very happy, pleased with our girls,” Evans said.

Maelyn Wainwright, a sophomore, had 5 kills for West Liberty. Monica Morales had a match-high 7 aces.

The Golden Hawks face another challenging week. After battling unbeaten and No. 3-ranked Wilton Tuesday, Mid-Prairie hosts Cascade (10-3) on Thursday night. Mid-Prairie also hosts Durant next Tuesday, September 21.

 

 

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