Suburban Conference volleyball roundup: Platte County sweeps Raytown South

Platte County made quick work of the visiting Raytown South Cardinals on Thursday, Sept. 12 at Platte County High School.

The match ended in 27 minutes, with the Pirates winning 25-6 and 25-6.

Platte County (3-1, 2-0 Suburban Blue) had eight different players record at least one kill, with Aly Anderson and Riley Stehlik having four each. 

Platte County recorded a season-high 11 aces, four by Presli Firkins. Ashley Bell had 17 assists and Anderson’s seven digs led the team. 

Nicola Kingery had two of the Pirates’ four blocks.

St. Teresa’s 2, Park Hill 1

The visiting Stars picked up a win on Thursday, Sept. 12 at Park Hill South High School in Riverside.

St. Teresa’s Academy won the first set, 25-23, before the Panthers came back to win 25-16 in the second. The deciding set went to the Stars, 25-23.

Isabel Day had 17 kills for Park Hill South, followed by 12 by Rachel Francis and 10 from Alex Dvorak, who tied for the team lead in blocks with Daniella Dake with two.

Five players had at least 10 digs in the contest for the Panthers: Arley Anderson, 26; Keegan Good, 21; Day, 16; Jamison McClaran, 12 and Abigail Day, 10.

WILL WRIGHT/Park Hill South High School  Park Hill South’s Arley Anderson (3) prepares to set the ball for teammate Rachel Francis (10) during a match on Thursday, Sept. 12 against St. Teresa’s Academy in Riverside.

WILL WRIGHT/Park Hill South High School

Park Hill South’s Arley Anderson (3) prepares to set the ball for teammate Rachel Francis (10) during a match on Thursday, Sept. 12 against St. Teresa’s Academy in Riverside.

Arley Anderson had 35 assists for Park Hill South (2-1).

Platte County 2, Kearney 0

The Pirates got a big Suburban Conference Blue Division win on Tuesday, Sept. 10, beating the Bulldogs 25-21 and 25-23.

That snapped a two-year, four-game losing streak against Kearney. The last win against Kearney for the Pirates was on Sept. 29, 2016.

Offensively, the Pirates used a balanced attack with six kills from Aly Anderson and Bryn McGehe and five from Kate Brown, who added two aces.

Anderson and Presli Firkins had 10 digs each and Ashley Bell led the squad with eight assists, one more than McGehe.

Park Hill South 2, Staley 1

After dropping the second set, the Panthers won the third, 25-23, to secure a Suburban Conference Red Division win on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

The Panthers won the first set, 25-23 as well, but lost the second, 25-19.

Senior Rachel Francis had 10 kills, while Isabel Day and Gracie Painter had seven each. The Panthers had nine blocks, getting two each from Daniella Drake, Francis, Alex Dvorak and Abigail Day.

Sophomore Keegan Good had 16 digs and two aces for Park Hill South. 

Park Hill 2, Lee’s Summit North 0

The Trojans picked up a Suburban Conference Gold Division win on Tuesday, Sept. 10 on the road.

Park Hill won 25-23 and 25-18.

Kristen Birmingham had nine kills for Park Hill. Freshman Aisha Aiono had three blocks, while Hannah Graves, Aliyah Lyons and Aile Aiono had two each. Lyons led the Trojans with 11 assists.

Megan Hoover had 14 digs and Shaye Koski added 12.

Up Next

Platte County: The Pirates will host Truman on Thursday, Sept. 19 and then Grain Valley on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Park Hill: The Trojans will play at Oak Park on Thursday, Sept. 19 and come home to host Blue Springs on Sept. 24 in a Gold Division game.

Park Hill South: A road trip for a conference game against Liberty North occurs on Thursday, Sept. 19 before hosting Truman on Tuesday, Sept. 24 in another Red Division showdown.