Platte County staged a rally to keep its lengthy Suburban Conference Blue Division win streak alive.On Thursday, Sept. 3, the Pirates came back to beat Winnetonka 21-25, 25-22, 25-12 at Platte County High School, dominating the third set on the way to their second win of the week. Kenedy Knox continued to shine, recording a team-high 16 kills to go with nine assists.
Madysen Fine recorded a team-high 17 assists, and Kenzie Polley (seven kills), Alex Huntley (six) and Kailyn Saxer-Taulbee (six) rounded out a balanced offensive effort. Bailey Harris finished with 10 service points, including two aces.
Platte County (2-1, 2-0 Suburban Blue) has now won 15 straight league matches, dating back to a loss against Kearney in 2013.
Platte County 2, Raytown South 0
The Pirates opened Blue Division play with a rout, winning 25-8 and 25-9 on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Knox collected a game-high 11 kills, while Fine finished with five kills and eight assists. Harris contributed a run of nine straight service points (five aces), and Sara Burris also served during a 6-0 run.
Oak Park 2, Park Hill 0
The Trojans dropped to 1-3 on the season with back-to-back losses last week at Truman and Oak Park. Gabby Sweeney continues to lead the attack for Park Hill with 34 of the offense’s 93 kills so far this season. Chelsea Edwards (32 digs) and Lexie Renau (31) have averaged about eight digs per match each.
Park Hill South went 6-0, sweeping all six matches 2-0 toclaim the KSE Challenge Tournament held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Disney World in Orlando Fla. The Panthers beat teams from Colorado, Pennsylvania, Florida and New York.
Sophomore middle hitter Annika Welty led the Panthers with 45 kills in the six matches. Andrea Elley added 43 kills, and Bri Bartosh chipped in 30.
Bartosh also led the team in assists with 50, and Elley added 45. Welty also had a team-high nine blocks, while Sydney Stewart led the team in digs with 57.
North Platte 2, St. Joseph Christian 0
North Platte senior setter Kailey Pike tallied 12 assists in a 25-15, 25-8 win against St. Joseph Christian on Thursday, Sept. 3 at St. Joseph Christian School.