Blue Springs volleyball coach Katie Grusing was proud of the way her team served against Raymore-Peculiar, but the offense couldn’t get it going in a 25-22, 25-22 Suburban Big Seven loss Tuesday.

We managed to build momentum from time to time but it's difficult to maintain without the offense to back it up,” Grusing said.

The Wildcats (6-10-1, 2-5) totalled 52 digs with Aliyah Bello leading the way with 14.

GRAIN VALLEY 25-25, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS 22-17: Grain Valley overcame a slow start to down host Excelsior Springs for an MRVC West win Tuesday.

Asya Harris totaled nine kills, Karly Tharp had seven kills and Bailey Bunney dished out 12 assists to lead the Eagles (13-5-2, 4-1 MRVC West).

“We came out a little slow and were not consistent enough,” Eagles coach Keri Peterson said. “We were able to extend the lead in the second game and finish.”

WAMEGO TOURNAMENT: The William Chrisman Bears went 2-3 at the Wamego (Kan.) Tournament Saturday.

They started off with a 25-18, 25-23 win over Riley County before losing three in a row to St. Mary’s, Holton and Santa Fe Trail. The Bears improved to 11-16 with a 25-21, 25-14 win over Rock Creek in their final game of the tournament.