By Staff

            GOESSEL – Still ranked number two in Class 1A Division I by the Kansas Volleyball Association, the Little River volleyball team traveled to Goessel for a quad on Tuesday and scored a two-match victory over Salina Sacred Heart and Wichita Christian Academy.

            In the match with Sacred Heart, the Lady Redskins won in straight sets 25-22, 25-19 before breezing through two sets with Wichita Christian Academy winning 25-16, 25-11.

            “This was two good wins for us on Tuesday as we head into our upcoming league tournament this weekend,” noted Lady Redskin head coach Kim Rolfs.

            In the matches on Tuesday, Aubrey Olander and Alaina Eck led the Lady Redskins in recording kills with 12 and 11, respectively, while Chenzi Debaere led the offense by dishing out 23 assists and making five service aces. Kate Ellwood chipped in with 10 assists and Havana Olander recorded five kills, made three blocks and had four service aces. Kami Grasser and Lucy Wright recorded eight and six kills themselves as well.

Coach Rolfs concluded her reflections on the Tuesday matches by saying, “it will be tough defending our regular season league title again this year. I am afraid the target is on our back, and it is much bigger this year and there are several teams that will make it difficult to defend the title again. One positive about the tough competition we will see this weekend, is hopefully it will get us playing out best as we approach sub-state.”

            Now 25-4 for the season, Little River will be Hope on Saturday for the Wheat State League Tournament hosted by Rural Vista.

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