Hillsboro volleyball 3rd at Douglass
Goessel wins three, loses two at Olpe High tournament
Hillsboro beat El Dorado for third place Saturday in a tournament Douglass High School.
Trojans Sammie Saunders, Savannah Shahan, and Zaylee Werth were chosen for the all-tournament team.
Hillsboro beat Winfield, Douglas and El Dorado 2-0 and lost to Augusta and Garden Plain 2-0 and 2-1.
The Trojans were second in pool play after beating Winfield 25-14, 25-21 and Douglas 25-18, 25-8 but “came up short” against a very tall Augusta team, coach Sandy Arnold said.
Hillsboro lost 25-19, 25-19 to Augusta and to Garden Plain 25-19, 16-25, 25-23.
“We faced a very good Garden Plain team and played them very well to the end,” Arnold said. “Unfortunately, the ball didn’t bounce quite right and we lost a very close match.”
Arnold had to make last-minute changes to the lineup to be competitive.
“I was very pleased with how the girls handled the change,” she said.
The loss to Garden Plain put Hillsboro in the consolation match for third where the Trojans beat El Dorado 25-13, 25-16.
Hillsboro will play Thursday in Belle Plain,
Goessel volleyball won three and lost two matches Saturday at Olpe High School.
The Bluebirds defeated Madison Hamilton, Bishop Seabury Academy, and Olpe but were beaten by Wabaunsee and Northern Heights.
The Bluebirds lost their first set against Madison/Hamilton High School but rallied in the last two to win 24-26, 25-10, 25-14.
The Bluebirds defeated Bishop Seabury Academy 25-21, 25-15 and then faced one of the top teams in Class 2A, Wabaunsee.
The Bluebirds won their second set against the Chargers 25-19, but lost the first and third 25-11 and 25-10.
Against Northern Heights, Goessel again won in the second set, but lost in three 25-22, 25-15, 25-13.
Goessel beat host Olpe 25-15, 27-25.
The Bluebirds next tournament is yet to be announced.
Marion High will play Thursday at Moundridge.
Peabody-Burns will play Thursday at Centre.
Centre will host an invitational at home Thursday.
Delbert Peters contributed to this report
Last modified Sept. 30, 2021