The Hillcrest Academy volleyball team will be back on the floor tonight when they travel to Packwood to meet the Pekin Panthers in a Southeast Iowa Superconference match. Hillcrest comes into the night with an overall record of 1-10. The Ravens went 1-4 over the weekend at the Wilton tournament, falling to Winfield-Mt. Union, Mount Pleasant, Lisbon and Wilton before scoring their first victory since 2018, a sweep of Midland. On the year the Ravens are led by Esther Hughes with 49 kills, sixth most in the Southeast Iowa Superconference north. Norah Yoder has the team lead and is ninth in the north with 47 assists. The Raven defense is paced by Grace Miller with 104 digs, fourth most in the division.
Pekin enters play with an overall record of 4-4. Last time out they swept Columbus in straight sets last Tuesday. For the year the Panthers are led by Allison Bainbridge with 44 kills, seventh in the Superconference north. She’s the leader of the Panther defense with 39 digs. Erika Coleman has a team best 49 assists, eighth in the SEISC north. These two teams met once a season ago with the Panthers winning in four sets, stopping a three match Raven winning streak in the series. Action begins tonight at 6:30 in Packwood.