It’s a tall task waiting for the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk volleyball team on the other end of a road trip tonight when they travel to Wilton to meet the No. 3 in 2A Beavers. The Golden Hawks are 5-4 on the year after being swept at home by top 10 in class 3A West Liberty Thursday. On the season the Golden Hawks are led by Ella Groeneold with 62 kills, Landry Pacha with 147 assists and Dakota Mitchell with 95 digs.
Wilton comes into the match with an overall record of 15-0. They are ranked No. 3 in class 2A in the latest poll released this week by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. The Beavers were a perfect 5-0 at their home tournament Saturday, sweeping Hillcrest Academy, Winfield-Mt. Union, Mount Pleasant, Burlington and Midland en route to the championship. For the year, Wilton is led by Kelsey Drake with 127 kills, seventh most in 2A and 75 digs and Ella Caffery with 277 assists, eighth in 2A. Wilton has won six straight matches over the Golden Hawks, all in straight sets. Mid-Prairie’s last victory in the series was a five set thriller in September of 2015. Action starts tonight at 7:15p.m. at Wilton High School.