The Oskaloosa Indians opened their 2022 volleyball season on Monday in Knoxville, playing in a quad with the Panthers as well as the Ottumwa Bulldogs and the Carlisle Wildcats.
The Indians’ first game came against Knoxville, who entered the season ranked 13th in the state. Osky pounced on the Panthers early with a 21-14 win in the first set, but the Panthers were able to right themselves from then on, winning the second set 21-13 and then clinching the win in set 3, getting by the Indians 15-10.
The Indians would bounce back in game 2 of the quad against Carlisle, and in strong fashion. They disposed of the Wildcats with relative ease, with 21-12 and 21-9 victories to win 2-0.
Finally, they moved on to face the Bulldogs to wrap up the day. The match went in the opposite direction of their opener: Ottumwa was able to jump out to a one set advantage by winning set 1 21-16. However, Osky came back and won the second set convincingly, 21-13, and then closed out the three-set battle with a thrilling 15-13 win to put another one in the left hand column on their first day of action in the season.
Oskaloosa (2-1) travels to Carlisle on Thursday to participate in another quad. The Indians will first be heard on KBOE 104.9 next Tuesday when they hit the road to face Newton.