Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 26 September 2007 09:59
In bracket play, the Warriors defeated Goessel in another grueling three-game match.
PBHS lost the first game 21-25, then came back to take the win. Game 2, 25-16. Goessel led the third game 17-16, but Peabody-Burns pulled away behind the strong serving of Bayleigh Clark.
Playing the hosts at the end of the day, the Warriors lost, 25-20, 4-25, 22-25.
“I was extremely proud of the way we refocused and played a great game in the third,” coach Darren Schroeder said.
PBHS was slated to play Goessel Sept. 25 and will visit Wichita Trinity on Thursday.
The Bluebirds took fourth at Olpe on Saturday. “We played hard all day against some tough competition,” coach Crysta Guhr said. “We also played three of our five matches without one of our primary players.”
“The team showed a lot of heart and flexibility,” she added.
In pool play, Goessel trounced Northern Heights (25-16, 30-28) before dropping matches to Olpe (16-25, 19-25) and Peabody (25-20, 16-25, 20-25).
In bracket play, the Bluebirds edged Marais des Cygnes Valley (25-16, 20-25, 25-18) before losing a close match against Central Christian (25-23, 25-27, 25-15).
“Overall, this was a good day for us as a team,” Guhr said. “We didn’t win as many as we would have liked, but we played extremely well against some teams that we may see again in the post-season.”
Goessel was slated to play at home Sept. 25 and visits Sedgwick on Tuesday.
The Cougars lost to Sunrise and Hope before defeating White City at Herington on Saturday.
Against Sunrise, Leann Pankratz hammered 10 kills, but Centre lost the match 20-25, 19-25. Against Hope, they were less efficient with their attacks in a 21-25, 19-25 loss.
But Centre broke into the win column (25-19, 25-14) behind nine kills from Kylie Burhoop in the match against White City.
On Sept. 18, Centre swept Flint Hills (25-9, 25-20) and White City (25-23, 25-22).
Centre (8-10) was schedule to play at Sunrise Sept. 25 and will host a triangular Oct. 2.