The Oak Grove volleyball team gave state-ranked Pleasant Hill all it could handle Thursday.
But the Chicks held off the Panthers’ strong challenge for a Missouri River Valley Conference West win Thursday.
Pleasant Hill won the first set 27-25 before Oak Grove took the second 25-23. The Chicks won the decisive third set 25-15.
Emily Heldenbrand led Oak Grove with six kills, four blocks, 18 digs and 40 assists. Ginny Hayes added six kills and 17 digs, Jenna Englehard had 14 digs and three service aces and Chloee Tripp had five kills and 10 digs as the Panthers dropped to 15-7 overall and 1-5 in the MRVC West.