Lee’s Summit North handed Blue Springs South its first Suburban Big Seven volleyball loss of the season.
The Broncos outlast the Jaguars 27-25 in the first set before the Jaguars rebounded with a 25-15 win in the second. North held on for a 25-21 in the decisive third set Tuesday to drop the Jaguars to 6-1 in the conference and 20-6 overall.
"Lots of credit to Lee’s Summit North and their great coach,” Jaguars coach Dave MacLean said. “They beat us at all the little things, like jousts at the net, setter dumps, tough serving, shots to the corner. Their play put them in a position to win and hats off to them for there better play.
"I didn't think we played too poorly at times, we just have to figure out a way to keep the wheels on the cart and to be consistent. We really had some fundamental breakdowns early in the first set and late in the third set. Those are maybe the worst times to do so in competitive matches."
Danielle Moje totaled 11 kills and Taylor Brungardt added 10 to lead South. Rylie Gregston dished out 35 assists and Ellie Hermanson had 10 digs.
RAYMORE-PECULIAR 25-25, BLUE SPRINGS 22-22: 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.”
OAK GROVE 25-25, HARRISONVILLE 11-13: Ginny Hayes posted six kills, 11 digs and five service aces to lead Oak Grove to a rout of Harrisonville Tuesday.
Alyssa Visos had seven kills, Chloee Tripp had 15 digs and Emily Heldenbrand contributed three kills, 36 assists and 10 digs for the Panthers.
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.