Blue Springs South senior Meauna Booth returned from an injury just in time for Senior Night.
The Jaguars celebrated their five seniors with a 25-15, 25-18 home victory over Sedalia Smith-Cotton.
Booth, an all-state middle hitter as a junior, sparked the Jaguars in the first set with a serving run and finished off the visiting Tigers with a match-point kill with two feet on the floor in the second set.
“Meauna has been out all season due to stress fractures. She will continue to be out the rest of the season,” Jaguars coach Mallori Perry said. “The doctor allowed to let her serve on Senior Night, and I called a timeout in the second set to game plan to sub her in to the front row and get the match point kill – no jumping allowed for her! It was a special moment. Her teammates went crazy for her!”
Perry also had some fun with her other seniors.
“Senior night calls for some fun lineups,” she said. “Carsen (Murray) taking control in the back row, Mandy (Main) and Ry (McBurney) running 5-1 (formations), and Grace (Smedley) as libero and the spark plug.”
Blue Springs South also cruised to a 25-13, 25-7 win in the junior varsity match.
WILLIAM CHRISMAN 25-25, RAYTOWN 19-16: William Chrisman got several contributions to claim a Suburban Middle Seven road victory Thursday.
Abby Bauman knocked down five kills and served six aces to lead a balanced attack as the Bears improved to 8-12 overall and 5-3 in the conference.
Courtney Taylor and Mallory McGraw each contributed four kills and Madison Kommel added three blocks.