The Blue Springs South volleyball team had to stave off a challenge from Park Hill Tuesday to remain undefeated in conference play.
The Jaguars downed the host Trojans 25-21, 25-19 to improve to 6-0 in the Suburban Big Six and 22-5 overall.
Morgan Gish knocked down nine kills, Hannah LaPour added seven and Meauna Booth had six to power the Jaguars. Rylie Gregston dished out 21 assists and Ellie Hermanson led the defense with 16 digs.
The South junior varsity also win, 25-21, 25-23.
On Monday, the Jaguars cruised past Raytown 25-8, 25-9 for a Senior Night victory. The JV won 25-9, 25-9.
OAK PARK 25-25, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 15-21: William Chrisman got sophomore setter Jose Shaw back from an injury but it still wasn’t enough to get past host Oak Park Tuesday.
Shaw returned to the lineup following a concussion and dished out 12 assists. Morgan Bauman totaled five kills and Patience Farmer had 13 digs to lead the Bears, who dropped to 8-13 overall and 4-3 in the Suburban Middle Seven.
On Monday, the Bears fell 25-19, 25-20 to host Liberty North in a conference match. Bauman had six kills and 16 digs and Madison Kommell added five kills to lead Chrisman.
RAYMORE-PECULIAR 15-25-25, BLUE SPRINGS 25-16-22: Blue Springs couldn’t sustain the momentum of a first-set win in a Suburban Big Six loss to visiting Ray-Pec Tuesday.
“Solid play and good effort. Statistics look positive and efficiency was improved, we just need to play smarter and find a way to finish strong,” Blue Springs coach Katie Straka said. “Ray-Pec threw up some great blocks at clutch times and had a several solid hitters who made blocking and defending difficult.
“Great offensive night from Chloe Kaminski (12 kills), Aliyah Bello (11 kills), and Niya Harris (10 kills).”
Lily Letchworth and Alex Gabbert each had nine digs for the Wildcats (7-12. 2-3 Big Six).
On Saturday, Blue Springs went 1-3 in the Blue Springs South Invitational at the Blue Springs Fieldhouse.
The Wildcats went 1-2 in pool play, beating Veritas Christian but losing to Lee’s Summit West and Francis Howell.
They still made it into the Gold Bracket, but St. Teresa’s Academy edged the Wildcats 25-22, 22-25, 30-28 in the first round.
Harris and Kaminski finished the day with 25 kills each, while Bello and Gabbert recorded 38 and 39 digs, respectively. Letchworth served six aces and dished out 84 assists.