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

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LOST SPRINGS – On Tuesday the Elyria Christian volleyball team traveled to Lost Springs and split a pair of matches with Canton/Galva and Solomon hosted at Centre High School.

In the first match of the day the Lady Eagles stumbled in their first set with Canton/Galva by just a couple of points (23-25) before losing the second set (9-25) despite Kylee Penner getting a solid 10 digs.

“We came out strong and ready against Canton/Galva,” noted Elyria Christian Head Coach Jayme Gardner. “We did everything we needed to do, but just fell short in the end. The second set against Canton/Galva was just the opposite. We let our own mistakes take over the game and couldn’t recoup from that.”

After spotting Solomon a win in the first set (23-25), Elyria bounced back and battled their way to two straight wins in sets two and three (25-17, 25-18) to come away with a match victory and a split for the day. Leading the Lady Eagles in their win were Katelyn Huddle who had 20 assists and six digs, while Penner added another seven kills to her day.

Coach Gardner explained her thoughts about the second match as she concluded her post-day reflections by saying, “I was glad that we were able to rebound in the Solomon game. We played some really good volleyball against them and we proved that we are able to pick up the pieces and put them together for a win.”

The Elyria junior varsity spikers lost both of their matches, losing in straight sets to Canton/Galva (17-25, 12-25) and again to Solomon (21-25, 18-25). Kortney Potter led the team with seven assists against Canton/Galva while Connie Schott had five kills and Kathleen Rohaus scored three aces in the match with Solomon.

Next up for the Elyria Christian volleyball team will be on Thursday when they travel to Medicine Lodge for matches with Medicine Lodge and Inman. They will then finish out the week at a tournament in Burrton on Saturday.

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