The Blue Springs volleyball team will take some momentum headed into district play.
Niya Harris knocked down 15 kills to lead the Wildcats to a 25-16, 22-25, 25-17 Suburban Big Seven win over host Lee’s Summit North in their regular season finale Thursday.
“Great to finish up the regular season with a conference win,” Wildcats coach Katie Grusing said after her team improved to 12-16-2 overall and finished 4-8 in conference play. “Even in the set we lost, the team was poised and confident in their play. Solid way to head into district play.”
Cherray Wilson and Hannah Vanriette added seven kills each. Aliyah Bello led all defenders with 14 digs and Vanriette added 12, and Caroline Foster dished out 34 assists.
GRAIN VALLEY 25-25, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS 15-11: Grain Valley finished its regular season with a strong showing.
Asya Harris knocked down eight kills and Kelsey Gauldin added four as the Eagles routed visiting Excelsior Springs Thursday.
“It was a good night to see some growth from our girls,” Eagles coach Keri Peterson said. “We struggled a bit the last time we faced them, but we were able to put it all together against Excelsior tonight.”
Bailey Bunney had 18 assists and Carly Harris led the defense with eight digs.
OAK PARK 25-25-25, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 13-27-17: Host William Chrisman couldn’t sustain the momentum of a close second-set win in a Suburban Middle Six loss Wednesday.
“Seniors Cassie Simpson and Davionna Lagrone stepped up in the second and third sets and Makelle Miller's serving helped us pull out the victory in the second set,” Chrisman coach Dean Rausch said. “The third set was close until a few unforced errors provided enough breathing room for Oak Park to finish in the third and deciding set.”