Leavenworth has good start on road trip; Immaculata wins two at Oskaloosa while Rams split
In little under 45-minutes Tuesday, the Lansing volleyball team put in a business-like performance.
The Lady Lions wasted little time dissecting Turner, dismantling its visitors 25-14, 25-7, 25-10. It was Lansing's sixth straight victory over the last four days.
"We were sort of in a slump just a little while ago and now we are starting to come out of it," Lady Lions coach Julie Slater said. "Tonight's match was uneventful really, and we played well to make it that way."
The competition's excitement evaporated quickly Tuesday as Lansing dominated from the start. The home team was rarely challenged in the straight set victory.
Amanda Dalbey recorded 10 kills, 12 digs and four aces for the evening, while Charlotte Moe added seven kills and Ashley Linaweaver contributed 12 digs. Jenna Hoyt produced 14 assists while Bri Lozenski had 15.
Lansing, 21-13, will play Thursday at Shawnee Mission Northwest starting at 5 p.m.
"We want to be peaking in October," Slater said, "so this is a good start."
Lady Pioneers go 1-2 in Topeka triangular
Tuesday's road trip began well for the Leavenworth volleyball team.
Traveling to Topeka, the Lady Pioneers beat Topeka High 25-21, 19-25, 25-14. But then over the next two matches, the scores progressively went in the wrong direction for the visitors.
Against Topeka West, the Lady Pioneers lost 22-25, 25-16, 25-22 and then were beat 25-23, 27-25 by Topeka Seaman.
"The girls fought hard tonight," Leavenworth coach Josh Padilla said. "It was a fight in both matches against West and Seaman. I'm proud of how we played."
Leavenworth, 8-23, will host Bishop Ward at 7 p.m. tonight.
Raiders win two at Oskaloosa while Rams split
The Immaculata and Pleasant Ridge volleyball teams made the same trek to Oskaloosa Tuesday night where one of the rivals got the better of the other.
Imac beat PR 25-15, 25-17 for bragging rights after the Lady Raiders squeezed out a 22-25, 25-22, 25-22 win over its hosts.
"It was close obviously throughout," Imac coach Dan Schmidt said of the Oskaloosa match. "Playing them on their home floor is always a challenge. We were able to come back and win and good teams have to do that."
Following its lost to Imac, Ridge rebounded with a 25-19, 25-20 victory over the Lady Bears.
"They seemed to pick it up against Oskie," PR coach Amy Bergman said. "We were digging more balls, hitting better and we just seemed to be more awake. They definitely played better than they did earlier in the night."
Jordan Adams led the Lady Rams with 18 kills while Ashten Langley added 12 and Kelsey Carpenter seven. The trio had three aces a piece. Lauren Zule contributed five blocks and six kills.
For Immaculata, Mary Thorne led the team in kills while Molly Abbott was second. Maggie Campbell was the team leader in blocks and Katie Gillespie did the same in assists.
The Lady Raiders, 19-7, will be at Washington Thursday for a 4:30 p.m. meet. PR, 12-16, will next compete in the Sabetha Tournament on Saturday.