But it was by the same four-set margin and it was not as decisive as Hills' 30-22, 32-20, 27-30, 30-16 win. So Indian Hills will host the Region XI playoff game on Nov. 5 based on total points in the two matches.
"The first time we played them we were slow," said Reiver sophomore Beth Ann Solliday. "(This time) we knew what we had to do. I know if we don't play hard all the time, they can beat us."
Iowa Western shook off a 2-0 deficit in the first game to lead the rest of the way. Kills by Luciana Rapach and Micherlene Oliveira finished the game.
"Iowa Western came out strong," said Indian Hills coach Tori Fowler, "and forced us into mistakes. They did a job of shutting down our middle."
The second game, the Reivers came roaring back from a 5-0 deficit, then rallied from a 20-16 deficit, running off eight straight points. Solliday and Oliveira had two kills each in the run.
"The people and their enthusiasm," said Oliveira, "made it exciting to play. We showed more enthusiasm, we played together and hard."
Needing the third game for a sweep, the Reivers could never catch the Warriors. Indian Hills nursed a narrow lead until some mid-game problems for the Reivers help break it open for Hills, who built a 24-17 edge.
"We had chances in game three," said Iowa Western coach Terry Gamble, "but we had breakdowns. Where we executed our game plan in the first two games, we lost our plan in the third."
Three straight kills by Daviani Metti got the Reivers going. Another kill by Metti and two from Oliveira got Iowa Western to within two (29-27) before Hills closed the match.
The final game was pure nail-biter. The biggest lead in the game was four (23-19 by Hills). Kills by Metti, Kayla Prince and Oliveira closed the match for Iowa Western.
"I was proud to see the girls come back and win game four," said Gamble.
While Iowa Western may have closed the gap between the two teams, Indian Hills will be the favorite for the Nov. 5 playoff at Ottumwa.
"I hope we'll come backs strong," said Fowler, "when we meet down there."
"If we go there and play," said Gamble, "we'll be all right."
Indian Hills 24 26 30 28
Iowa Western 30 30 27 30
Records: Indian Hills (1-1, 22-4); Iowa Western (1-1, 38-7)
Ratings: National: Indian Hills 9th; Iowa Western 11th (Division I)
Do you have a good voice?
The Iowa Western Community College women's basketball team needs an announcer for its home games. For additional information, contact Reiver head coach Brett Meckley at (712) 325-3422.
The annual women's basketball team Faculty-Staff game is tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Kanesville Arena.
Treasure Cove Classic Disc Golf Tourney
The Treasure Cove Classic Disc Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 29 on the disc golf course at Iowa Western Community College.
There will be divisions for juniors, recreation and up to open. There will be pre-registration Friday, Oct. 28, 6-7:30 p.m. and registration 8-9 a.m. Saturday. There is a players' meeting at 9:15 p.m. before play.
For additional information call (712) 325-3324 or (402)-884-0750 or email email@example.com.