DMACC Volleyball Ends Regular Season

The DMACC 2018 volleyball regular season ended with contrasting games. The Bears dominated Southwestern at DMACC’s sophomore night on Oct. 17 by a score of 3-0. The Bears never allowed the Spartans to score even 15 points in any set.

Gill Tupper was one of the sophomores honored in her last home game at DMACC, and she made the night memorable by leading the team with 34 assists and 10 digs. Freshman Amber Dilsaver led the Bears with 14 kills and sophomore Peyton Parker chipped in another 12. The team ended the season with only two home losses.

Amber Dilsaver and Gill Tupper rise for a block against Iowa Central.

Bears Sophomores for the 2018 season are Gill Tupper (Nevada, Iowa), Madeline Wagner (Carroll, Iowa), Madison Paulsen (Council Bluffs, Iowa), Gretchen Durbala (Burlington, Iowa), Lacey Clark (Bettendorf, Iowa), Peyton Parker (LaPorte City, Iowa), Carissa Smith ( Monmouth, Ill.), Kenzie Justice (North Liberty, Iowa) and Maryssa Soder (Ogden, Iowa).

Last Wednesday the Bears traveled to Fort Dodge to end their regular season against the #7 ranked Iowa Central Tritons. DMACC lost in straight sets by scores of 25-23, 26-24, and finally 25-15. No DMACC stats were made available by Iowa Central from this game.

DMACC played 5 teams ranked in the national top 10 in October, going 1-4 in those games. “A lot of those games went 5 sets, we all wanted to win. If we keep the mentality that we’re up there with the best, I feel we can [compete] with the best and come out on top in our conference.” Tupper said.

DMACC competes in the Regional postseason tournament Oct. 27 in Fort Dodge at St. Edmonds high school. The Bears match up against Kirkwood at 3 p.m., the winner goes on the play the winner of Iowa Central and Southeastern on Oct. 28 at 1 p.m.

Tupper spoke about the upcoming regional tournament, saying “I have confidence in our team that wherever we’re put we’ll get the job done and get a chance to go to Nationals.”

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