I-70 Conference volleyball tournament recap
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 tournaments 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 wasnt 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.
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)
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)
(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)
(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)
(A1) Santa Fe def. (B1) Saint Paul, 2-0 (25-16, 25-11)
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.