Notes from the Coach: Saints volleyball splits conference wins

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tuesday, Oct. 8 — I-70 Conference — Santa Fe HS
SPLHS 0
Santa Fe 2 (25-22, 25-16)

Stats:
Junior MH Lauryn Bonar - 12 kills on 19 attempts, one block
Junior OH Ina Traavik - three kills, three aces, seven digs
Senior MH Kayla Muehler - three kills, two blocks
Senior Libero Anna Herl - eight digs
Head Coach Thomas Lange: “Our first set was one of our better ones of the season. We had chances down the stretch, but two late serve errors really hurt us.”

Thursday, Oct. 10 — I-70 Conference — Orrick HS
SPLHS 2
Orrick 1 (25-20, 22-25, 25-16)

Stats:
Junior MH Lauryn Bonar - 11 kills, seven aces
Junior OH Ina Traavik - eight kills, 16 digs
Sr. OH Brooke Lange - seven kills
Senior MH Kayla Muehler - five kills, one block
Senior Libero Anna Herl - 17 digs
Sr. Setter Katie Wing, 15 assists, nine digs
Lange: “Orrick’s good defense and 14 serve errors by us helped keep the match close.”

Saturday, Oct. 12 — I-70 conference tournament — Sweet Springs HS
Results of Pool Play

Loss to Santa Fe HS-- 0-2 (25-12, 25-19)
Win over Wellington-Napoleon HS -- 2-0 (25-20, 25-16)
Win over Orrick HS -- 2-0 (25-17, 25-19)

Results of Bracket Play
Win over Lone Jack HS -- 2-0 (25-16, 25-22)
Loss to Crest Ridge HS -- 0-2 (25-22, 25-22)
Loss to Wellington-Napoleon HS -- 0-2 (9-25, 25-18, 25-15)

Stats for the Day
Junior MH Lauryn Bonar - 54 kills, six blocks
Junior OH Ina Traavik - 16 kills, eight aces
Senior Libero Ana Herl - seven aces
Jr. RH Hanna Utne - eight kills, eight aces, three blocks
Sr. RH Hope Muehler - 11 kills, seven blocks
Lange: “The Saints had only nine players of their 12 player varsity roster available. Two players went down with injury leaving the Saints even more short handed for most of bracket play. I’m proud of their effort and positive attitude despite the adversity.”

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