Lansing wins tournament where Leavenworth struggles; Pleasant Ridge gets fourth in Atchison; Saint Mary falls to Ottawa

Hosting neighbors from across the Missouri River, the Immaculata volleyball team gave West Platte and North Platte a Lady Raider welcome Monday.
Imac defeated its guests in straight sets, 25-11, 25-15 versus North and 25-20, 25-23 against West, to push its overall record to 17-7.
“We hustled, covered the floor well and played really good defense,” Imac coach Dan Schmidt said. ‘When we are able to hit at teams, we are pretty good. We were able to do that tonight and once we got on a few runs, we were able to take over the games.”
Mary Thorne led the team in kills for the night while Maggie Campbell and Molly Abbott were tied for second. Grace Parker was the squad’s leader in passing percentage.
Imac will be at Oskaloosa tonight for a 5 p.m. match.

Lansing wins DeSoto Spikefest crown
After dropping its first match at the DeSoto Spikefest, the Lansing volleyball team went on a rampage.
When the Lady Lions finally stopped tearing through teams, the squad had ripped off five straight victories and claimed the tournament’s championship.
“The girls worked hard all day and really played well the last two matches to win the tournament,” Lansing coach Julie Slater said.
Spring Hill beat Lansing 25-23, 22-25, 27-25 to begin the day. But then the Lions defeated Basehor 25-19, 25-13; Eudora 25-20, 25-22; and Jefferson County North 25-22, 23-25, 25-22.
In the semifinals, Lansing won 25-20, 25-20 over Jeff West and then took down Baldwin 25-21, 25-23 in the championship.
Lansing will host Turner at 6 p.m. tonight

Pioneers struggle at DeSoto
While one of its rivals won the DeSoto Spikefest Saturday, the Leavenworth volleyball team suffered through some struggles.
The Lady Pioneers finished the competition 1-5.
“We had solid individual performances on the day, but that doesn’t win volleyball games,” LV coach Josh Padilla said. “This group needs to understand that in order to win, they must perform at 100 percent and do that 100 percent of the time.”
Leavenworth lost to DeSoto 25-9, 25-21 before beating Tonganoxie 25-16, 23-25, 25-21. From there though, it went downhill. LV lost 25-17, 25-23 to Jeff West; 20-25, 25-17, 25-16 to Baldwin; 25-21, 25-9 to Eudora; and 25-23, 25-23 to Spring Hill.
The Lady Pioneers, 7-21, will be at Topeka tonight for a 5 p.m. match.

Rams record 2-3 mark at Atchison
The Pleasant Ridge volleyball team participated in the Atchison Tournament Saturday, where it went 2-3 and won fourth place.
“This tournament had its ups and downs,” PR coach Amy Bergman said. “We weren’t able to capitalize on the last two games to get the wins that we would have liked. Brooke (Wagner) ran a 5-1, and did a fantastic job.  She is so strong as a player and she has really stepped up into a 5-1 rotation without any hesitation.”
Despite beating Maur Hill 18-25, 25-10, 25-15 and Oskaloosa 25-15, 20-25, 26-24, Ridge lost to Atchison 25-15, 27-25; Hiawatha 25-23, 25-10 and Horton 27-25, 25-22, 25-16.
PR will play at Oskaloosa at 5 p.m. tonight.

Lady Spires swept in Ottawa
It was a rough night for the University of Saint Mary volleyball team Monday.
The Lady Spires were beat 25-15, 25-10, 25-17 in Ottawa for a straight set defeat.
USM, 7-14, will play Sterling at 7 p.m. Wednesday.