The Blue Springs volleyball team didn’t let a 6-0 deficit in the first set get it down Wednesday night.
The Wildcats rallied from that early hole and rolled to a 25-14, 25-16 Suburban Big Six home victory over the Lee’s Summit West Titans.
“We got down early in set one but fought back by being aggressive and smart,” Blue Springs coach Katie Straka said after her team improved to 9-11-1 overall and 4-4 in the conference. “Offensively we were super efficient and versatile.”
Niya Harris knocked down eight kills, while Aliyah Bello and Chloe Kaminski each added seven. Setter Lily Letchworth dished out 25 assists and chipped in with three kills.
“Defensively Aliyah, Chloe and libero Alex Gabbert all had over 20 digs,” Straka said. “Solid team win, energetic defensive effort and smart all-around play.”
Lee's Summit West dropped to 16-7 overall and 6-3 in the Big Six.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS 23-25-25, OAK GROVE 25-20-12: Oak Grove couldn’t sustain the momentum after a first-set win in a Missouri River Valley Conference West match Tuesday.
Katie Jennings knocked down eight kills to lead the Panthers (16-6-1, 3-4 MRVC West). Emily Heldenbrand added seven kills, nine assists, eight digs and two aces, Kealyn Wilkinson had 14 digs and five kills and Mackenzie Heldenbrand had 13 assists and six digs.
On Monday, Oak Grove edged Summit Christian Academy 25-19, 25-23 behind 10 kills, 15 digs and two aces from Emily Heldenbrand.
Megan Borland and Autumn Hearn added four kills each and Jenna Englehard helped lead the defense with 14 digs.