Tritons will play for third place

Tritons will play for third place

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Iowa Central volleyball team will face Johnson County here Saturday for third place at the NJCAA Div. II Championships.

The Tritons (42-2 overall) fell to Parkland in the semifinals Friday night in three sets. Scores were 25-21, 25-10 and 25-21. 

Katilyn Steffes, Angel Baylark and Brooke Dobson each had six kills, Haley Alharithy added five and Jori Hajek four. Alesha Johnson recorded 23 assists with five digs and a kill, while Baylyn Johnson had nine digs. 

Hajek chipped in eight digs, Steffes seven and Bailey Dugan four. Baylark had four block assists with both Steffes and Dobson recording two each.

For Parkland, Kat Blase had 11 kills and Arika Richardson eight. 

During the regular season, Iowa Central won both meetings with the Cobras, who will now face Cowley on Saturday night for the national title.

The Tritons will meet Johnson County for third at 4:30 p.m.

-By Dana Becker