Defending 3A State Champion Marion Handles Pella - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Defending 3A State Champion Marion Handles Pella

Cedar Rapids(KWWL) Defending Class 3A champion Marion took a successful first step in defending its crown with a 25-13, 27-25, 28-26 victory over fourth-ranked Pella in first round play at Iowa State Volleyball Tournament Wednesday night in Cedar Rapids.


The victory sets up a rematch from last year’s 3A state semifinals as the fifth-ranked Indians face top-ranked Sioux City Bishop Heelan Friday at 1:00 p.m.


All-stater Morgan Paige had six kills, six service aces and 11 digs to pace the Indians while teammate JoAnna Forkner had a team-high 15 kills.


Pella (39-6) was led by Kelsi Rempi’s 10 kills while Brooke Fessler added seven kills and 16 digs.


Marion improves to 37-9.

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