William Chrisman volleyball head coach Mary Lile got her first win at the helm for the Bears.
The Bears captured a 25-23, 25-20 win against Suburban Middle Seven for Raytown Tuesday.
Morgan Bauman led Chrisman (1-3, 1-1 conference) with seven kills and three aces. Madison Kommell added six kills and Patience Farmer had eight aces.
KEARNEY 25-26, GRAIN VALLEY 16-24: Grain Valley couldn’t overcome a slow start in a Suburban Small Seven loss to visiting Kearney Tuesday.
“We got off to a slow start in the first game. We made a lot of our own errors,” Eagles coach Keri Peterson said. “Kearney is a really good team but we didn’t help ourselves on our side of the net.”
Gracie LaForge had six kills, Sydney Slaven had nine digs and Karly Tharp and Jessica Slater each had eight assists to lead Grain Valley (2-2, 1-1 Small Seven).
OAK GROVE 20-28-25, MARSHALL 25-26-23: The Panthers got another big performance from Emily Heldenbrand and she led them to a three-set non-conference victory against Marshall Monday.
Heldenbrand had a team-high 11 kills, four aces and 12 assists for Oak Grove (5-2). Mackenzie Heldenbrand added 10 assists, Janna Englehard had 16 digs and Morgan Borland had one block.
ST. MICHAEL 25-25, ST. JOSEPH BENTON 16-21: The Guardians improved to 6-3 on the season after a win against St. Joseph Benton Tuesday.
Abby Salanski went on a seven-point run from the service line in the first set to lead St. Michael. The Guardians played scrappy defense and ran a quick offense to take the second set. Taylor Westhoff had a team-high eight kills.