I-70 Conference volleyball tournament recap

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Another year brings another exciting version of the I-70 Conference volleyball tournament. In a matchup of talented programs, two local teams faced off for the conference title. When the tournament’s final ball hit the ground, it was Santa Fe High School who walked away with the title, knocking off Saint Paul Lutheran High School for the championship.

Santa Fe dominated the tournament, winning all six matches (12-0) and winning each with at least a +20 point differential.

The Saints finished with more All-Tournament team selections (5), an exciting sign for the surging Saints.

Concordia High School also stood out, despite the early exit. Even though they lost in straight sets in the quarterfinal round to Wellington-Napoleon, it wasn’t without a fight — the first score in the first game was 25-23, and the second game finished 33-31, perhaps one of the highest single-game score totals (64) in the entire state this year.

Pool A:
1st — Santa Fe — 6-0 (2-0 vs. Sweet Springs, +23; 2-0 vs. Wellington-Napoleon, +23; 2-0 vs. Orrick, +32)

2nd — Wellington-Napoleon — 4-2 (0-2 vs. Santa Fe, -23; 2-0 vs. Sweet Springs; +7; 2-0 vs. Orrick, +17)

3rd — Sweet Springs — 2-4 (0-2 vs. Santa Fe, -23; 0-2 vs. Wellington-Napoleon, -7; 2-0 vs. Orrick, +21)

4th — Orrick — 0-6 (0-2 vs. Santa Fe, -32; 0-2 vs. Sweet Springs, -21; 0-2 vs. Wellington-Napoleon, -17)

Pool B:
1st — Saint Paul Lutheran — 4-2 (2-0 vs. Crest Ridge, +9; 1-1 vs. Lone Jack, -2; 1-1 vs. Concordia, -3)

2nd — Crest Ridge — 4-2 (0-2 vs. Saint Paul, -9; 2-0 vs. Lone Jack, +18; 2-0 vs. Concordia, +4)

3rd — Concordia — 3-3 (0-2 vs. Crest Ridge, -4; 1-1 vs. Saint Paul, +3; 2-0 vs. Lone Jack, +21)

4th — Lone Jack — 1-5 (0-2 vs. Crest Ridge, -18; 1-1 vs. Lone Jack, +2; 0-2 vs. Concordia, -21)

Quarterfinals:
(A1) Santa Fe def. (B4) Lone Jack, 2-0 (25-12, 25-11)

(B2) Crest Ridge def. (A3) Sweet Springs, 2-0 (25-20, 25-17)

(B1) Saint Paul def. (A4) Orrick, 2-0 (25-10, 25-19)

(A2) Wellington-Napoleon def. (B3) Concordia, 2-0 (25-23, 33-31)

Semifinals:

(A1) Santa Fe def. (B2) Crest Ridge, 2-0 (25-7, 25-18)

(B1) Saint Paul def. (A-2) Welling-Napoleon, 2-0 (25-21, 25-21)

Finals:
(A1) Santa Fe def. (B1) Saint Paul, 2-0 (25-16, 25-11)

All-Tournament Team:
Cate Cooper — Concordia — Fr.

Josey Burton — Santa Fe — Sr.

Katarina Langan — Santa Fe — Sr.

Carrigan Smith — Santa Fe — Jr.

Lynda Bennett — Saint Paul — Sr.

Lauryn Bonar — Saint Paul — So.

Chloe Fuhrman — Saint Paul — Sr.

Anna Herl — Saint Paul — Jr.

Karson Troth — Saint Paul — Sr.

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