Brooke Reed and Maddie Wingert led the offense in Blue Springs’ 25-13, 25-22 victory over Suburban Big Seven foe Park Hill Thursday.
Reed had nine digs and eight kills, Wingert had a team-high nine kills and Caroline Foster had a busy night with two aces, two kills, 23 assists and five digs. Hannah Van Riette added four kills.
“Very solid play in most facets of the game,” Wildcats coach Katie Katie Grusing said. “We continue to see the things we are emphasizing in practice translate to the game situation. Our girls brought some of the intensity that we have been lacking the last few sets and maintained their focus.”
BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 25-25, RAYMORE-PECULIAR 18-21: The Jaguars continued to roll with a Suburban Big Seven win as they improved 18-1-1 and 5-0 in the conference.
Genna Berg had 10 kills and 11 digs, Sydney Sinclair had six digs, Rylie Gregston had two aces and five digs, Camryn Gregston had 29 assists and three digs, Courtney Foudree had three kills, an ace and three digs, Taylor Brungardt had six kills and four digs, Katie Sparks nine kills and four digs and Hannah LaPour had three kills and two blocks.
“We ran out to an early lead thanks to some strong serving and excellent passing which led to high siding-out percentage for us," South coach Dave MacLean said. “Ray-Pec started to ace us a bit at the end of the first set, which gave them some energy and confidence heading into the second set. Ray-Pec started to play some scrappy defense and they did a good job of extending a few plays. Overall I thought the girls stayed calm and really did a fine job staying together in the second set with Ray-Pec making some adjustments.”
GRAIN VALLEY 25-25, ODESSA 21-16: Karly Tharp led a strong offensive attack with eight kills as host Grain Valley swept Odessa for an MRVC West win.
"We were very balanced on offense after Karly," Eagles coach Keri Peterson said after her team improved to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in the MRVC West. "We've been playing much better offensively, building off the last couple of matches."
Carly Harris led the defense with eight digs and setter Bailey Bunney dished out 18 assists.
MARANATHA ACADEMY 25-20-25-25, VAN HORN 18-25-12-23: The Falcons won the second set but couldn’t pull anything off in the other three as they fell in four sets to Maranatha Academy Thursday in a best-of-five Crossroads Conference match.
Jasmine Williams had six blocks and three kills for the Falcons. Mecoya Newson had five kills and Dasiah Tatum added four.