Platte County volleyball stays hot with sweep of Chrisman

Platte County survived a rough first set to come away with a 26-24, 25-13 sweep Monday, Sept. 25 at Platte County High School.

William Chrisman hung close in the opener but eventually wilted to a balanced offense in a second straight loss to the Pirates, who won the previous matchup in the Platte County Invitational earlier in the month. Four players recorded at least four kills in the victory — including a team-high eight for senior Lauren Walker.

Kenzie Polley added six for Platte County, while Jaycie Stubbs had a season-high five and PJ Curry chipped in four. Haylie Jerome, a junior, contributed two of the Pirates’ five service aces.

Platte County sophomore setter Ashley Bell ended up with 25 assists — a season-high in a two-set match — and junior Carli Hensley led the defense with 11 digs. The Pirates (13-6-2) won for the eighth time in 10 matches with two of those against William Chrisman.

Platte County 2, Raytown South 0

The Pirates were dominant in improving to 5-1 in Suburban Conference Blue Division play.

In a quick 25-13, 25-8 sweep Thursday, Sept. 21 in Raytown, Mo., Platte County racked up 27 kills — seven for Walker and six for Polley. Pirates freshmen Aly Anderson and Bell recorded two service aces apiece.

Platte County was scheduled to play Winnetonka in Blue Division action Tuesday, Sept. 26, but the result was not available at deadline. To have a shot at share of conference title, Pirates will need win later in the season during rematch with Kearney.

Lee’s Summit West 2, Platte County 0

The Pirates were unable to keep up in a nonconference matchup Tuesday, Sept. 19 in Lee’s Summit, Mo.

However, Platte County did record 21 kills with Walker leading the way at nine on 22 attempts. Hensley managed 22 digs with just three errors against a high-powered Lee’s Summit West offense that featured four players with at least four kills.

Bell had 18 assists.