The William Chrisman volleyball team climbed back above the .500 mark at 9-8-1 with Thursday’s lopsided 25-12, 25-3 win over visiting Ruskin.
“The kids played really well, and they are still learning their parts,” Chrisman coach Dean Rausch said.
Chrisman also took the junior varsity match 25-8, 23-13, and the freshman team won 25-15, 25-9.
NORTH KANSAS CITY 25-25, FORT OSAGE 16-10: Visiting Fort Osage fell to 4-8-1 and 1-4 with the Suburban Middle Seven loss.
North Kansas City also took the junior varsity match 28-26, 25-20.
LIBERTY 25-25, BLUE SPRINGS 19-9: The visiting Wildcats had no answer for a Liberty team that, in the words of Blue Springs coach Katie Grusing, is “on a roll and played nearly flawless volleyball.”
Erin Bodenstab’s 10 assists and seven digs, Kate Tucker’s nine digs and Alexis Williams’ three blocks paced Blue Springs, which fell to 4-8 overall and 2-6 in the Big Six. Liberty remained undefeated in the conference.
“We had a good first set but could not overcome unforced serving and hitting errors,” Grusing said. “Second set, we could not find a rhythm and allowed Liberty to go on several long runs.”
Liberty also won the junior varsity match, 25-16, 25-15.
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 20-25-25, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 25-22-19: The host Broncos rallied past the Jaguars for a Suburban Big Six win.
GRAIN VALLEY 25-25, ODESSA 22-16: The visiting Eagles are 7-4 overall and 2-0 in the Missouri River Valley Conference West after prevailing at Odessa.
“We played good enough to win,” Grain Valley coach Keri Peterson said. “We still need to continue to improve for future matches.”
Odessa was a 25-20, 21-25, 25-21 junior varsity winner.
MARANATHA ACADEMY 25-25-25, VAN HORN 11-15-8: Van Horn suffered a home Crossroads Conference loss to drop to 2-12 overall and 0-4 in league play.
RAYMORE-PECULIAR 25-25, LEE’S SUMMIT 23-21: The host Panthers held on for the Suburban Big Six victory. Emma Lock had seven kills and 11 digs, Megan Iverson five kills and Cassidi Sterrett seven digs for the Tigers.Katt