Asya Harris has been the Grain Valley volleyball team’s go-to hitter most of the season.
That was the case again against Odessa when the Eagles earned a 27-5, 25-15 win against Missouri River Valley Conference West rival Odessa Thursday at Odessa.
Harris led the team with 12 kills. Bailey Bunney and Karly Tharp added 15 assists each for Grain Valley (7-3-2, 2-0 MRVC West).
“We got a slow start and made some mistakes in match one,” Grain Valley coach Keri Peterson said. “We had to keep working to get the first-set win. (Harris) been a good addition on the outside. We have to become more balanced on the outside and not rely on one person.”
PARK HILL 29-25-25, BLUE SPRINGS 31-23-20: In a match that was a nailbiter, the Wildcats came up short in a Suburban Big Seven loss to the host Trojans Thursday.
“Tonight's match was competitive and hard fought on both sides of the net,” said Blue Springs coach Katie Grusing, whose team fell to 5-7 overall and 1-4 in the conference. "Our defense set the tone for the evening and we were running down balls to the benches, bleachers, back walls and everywhere in between. We are disappointed with the loss and some mental errors that we made late in the match but are pleased with our scrappy play.”
Aliyah Bello had a match-high 37 digs, Karsen Miller chipped in 13 digs and Hannah Vanriette led Blue Springs with 15 kills. Caroline Foster also had a team-high 41 assists.