By William for www.mcpherson-county-ks.com

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WAKEFIELD – After suffering a humbling loss in match one, the Elyria Christian volleyball team bounced back and scored a three-set win in match two to finish a road trip to Wakefield on Tuesday at 1-1.

The Lady Eagles were humbled by Rural Vista in their first match, losing in straight sets (12-25, 8-25) despite Ryland Hawkinson having seven digs.

“We just couldn’t get started in this game,” noted Lady Eagle Head Coach Jayme Gardner. “We had one of our middles tweak her ankle early, and we couldn’t get that out of our minds.”

After losing their first set of match two against host Wakefield (25-27) in such a nail biting battle, the Elyria Christian spikers bounced back in a big way to handle Wakefield in each of the final two sets (25-16, 25-13) and earn a victory for the match and a split of matches for the day.

Against Wakefield, Merrick Robertson scored eight kills and 15 digs while Kilynn Starburg was credited with eight kills as well.

“We finally came around to playing our game during the Wakefield battle,” added Coach Gardner as she concluded her coach reflections of the day. “Despite losing the first set, we were able to shake it off and found our desire to win. Once we can figure out how to play with that attitude, our game changes and we are fun to watch.”

In the Elyria Christian junior varsity matches, the Lady Eagles split two sets with Rural Vista, losing the first (15-25) before winning the second (25-23) as Olivia Clark led the way with six digs and three aces.

It was a loss in straight sets to Wakefield for the junior varsity Lady Eagles (22-25, 17-25) even though Mina Aroum had four kills and Kathleen Rohaus scored nine digs.

Next up for the Elyria Christian spikers will come on Thursday when they travel cross county to visit Canton for a triangular with Canton/Galva and Burrton.

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