Park Hill volleyball 2nd in consolation bracket of Winnetonka Tournament

Park Hill finished second in the consolation bracket of the Winnetonka Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 9, overcoming a slow start in pool matches.

The Trojans came in second in their pool with a 1-1-1 mark but scored two-set sweeps of Parkway North and St. Michael’s to reach the consolation final vs. St. Pius X in Kansas City, Mo. Stats from the tournament were not available.

Platte County went without a loss in pool matches (1-0-2) but lost its bracket opener to Logan-Rogersville.

In the bracket match, Platte County had just 23 kills and committed 14 attacking errors in a 25-23, 25-14 loss. Pirates seniors Kenzie Polley and PJ Curry plus freshman Aly Anderson all had four kills, while sophomore setter Ashley Bell had 17 assists and a team-high three service aces.

Platte County opened with a two-set sweep of Liberty North (25-18, 25-6) with Polley at seven kills and Bell and junior Carli Hensley serving up two aces each. The Pirates wouldn’t win again in the tournament, drawing two-set matches with Raymore-Peculiar and eventual consolation bracket champion St. Pius X.

Against Raymore-Peculiar, Platte County fought back to win the second set. Polley had her best match of the tournament with nine kills, while Bell had 17 assists.

Platte County just missed a sweep of St. Pius X, winning the opening set but losing 26-24 in the second. Lauren Walker, a senior middle hitter, posted a tournament-high 11 kills for the Pirates, while Bell had her top setting match with 19 assists.

With the loss to Logan-Rogersville, Platte County dropped to 5-4-2 overall entering a Thursday, Sept. 14 matchup vs. Belton and the Platte County Invitational scheduled for this weekend.

Platte County 2, Grandview 0

The Pirates enjoyed a comfortable 25-15, 25-5 win Thursday, Sept. 7 in Grandview, Mo. after a week of tense of action.

Improving to 3-1 in Suburban Conference Blue Division play, Platte County pulled away behind a match-high 11 kills for Polley on just 15 attempts. Curry, a senior outside hitter, added five kills.

Hensley served up five aces and led the defense with 12 digs.

Kearney 2, Platte County 0

After completing back-to-back comebacks in its previous two matchups, the Pirates came up just short against a Blue Division rival Tuesday, Sept. 5 in Kearney, Mo.

Kearney just avoided a third set in a 25-20, 31-29 win to hand Platte County its first league loss of the season. The Pirates struggled on offense with just 19 kills total in the two sets — five from Lauren Walker and four for Harper Sinclair.

Platte County did have eight aces, two apiece for Walker and Bell.