BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Bloodhounds took about half a set to get things going in the right direction Thursday night in girls high school volleyball action.
The Hounds have played seven matches in four days, but settled in for a 25-14, 25-4, 25-18 win over visiting Keokuk.
The first set had the Hounds tied with the Chiefs at 14 after going back and forth on points for about five points, but then Amber Dilsaver went on a 10-0 run from the service line and put the game away.
“Our servers did a nice job by taking Keokuk out of system and getting 19 aces. Leigh (Johnson) and Amber got in rhythm and our offense got going,” said head coach Kent Bailey.
Dilsaver finished 16-of-17 serving on the night with six aces to lead the Hounds. Leigh Johnson was the assist leader again for Fort Madison with 31 in the three sets. Josie Pumphrey had 13 digs for FMHS and went 14-of-17 serving with five aces. Kamryn Bailey had 10 digs and served 9-of-10 with two aces. Dilsaver had 17 kills on the night, Courtney Woodley had six kills, and McKenna Fehseke had five to lead the ladies at the net.