The Toreadors started their invitational playing the (12-9) Central Springs Panthers. The first set was a close 20-22 with the Toreador’s coming up just short in the end, however they bounced back in the second set, winning with a score of 21-14. The momentum of the second set didn’t seem to be found in the third as they lost 15-7.
After the loss to the Panthers, the Toreadors took on the Mohawks (8-22) of Mason City. Mason City had home court advantage but still lost the first set 21-17. The next two sets appeared to be where the Mohawks took advantage of their home court as they won the second set 20-22 and the third 17-15.
The Dors didn’t get a break as they went on to face the (21-2) Humboldt Wildcats. The Dors failed to win a set against the powerhouse. The Toreadors lost the two sets 21-8 and 17-21.
Senior Stefanie Davis had this to say about the Invitational: “The Invitational was definitely a tough tournament. Humboldt was (21-2) when we faced them. They were a lot more aggressive than us. Mason City’s record didn’t show but they are stuck in a good conference such as Ankeny, Urbandale, et cetera. They were all very good teams.”