Bluebirds continue their dominance on court

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Goessel 22-2, 9-2

The Bluebirds continued their solid Heart of America League play with a pair of wins in a triangular meet at Sedgwick Oct. 8.

Goessel beat the home team in its first match, 15-7, 15-6.

“We started out a little slow in this match, but were able to pick it up as the match went on,” coach Sandy Banman said.

“We are improving our serving, with missing only one serve for the whole match. Our goal is to play a whole match without missing a serve.”

Mel Stucky led the team with nine kills, Ashley Ensz added five. Tara Goerzen led the servers with a 15-for-15 performance.

In the second match, Goessel dominated Ell-Saline, 15-0, 15-3.

“This match was also a good serving match for us with only one missed serve,” Banman said.

Jessica Graber served 14-for-14 with three aces.

“Everyone played well tonight,” Banman said. “We are at the point of the season where we need to fine tune things to carry us into the post-season. We still have some team goals that we want to achieve.”

Goessel will host a triangular yesterday against Peabody-Burns and Trinity. The Bluebirds will host the Heart of America League tournament Saturday. Matches begin at 9 a.m.

Centre (8-8)

The Cougars split a pair of matches at a triangular meet it hosted Oct. 8.

In the first match, Centre easily knocked off Wakefield, 15-3, 15-0. As a team, the Cougars made 38 of 39 serves.

Laura Klenda led the attack with an 8-for-9 hitting performance with four kills. Ashlee Bowman was 5-for-5 with four kills.

In the second match, Hope dominated the Cougars in the first game, 15-1, then slipped past them in the second one, 15-11.

Klenda was 16-for-21 on the attack with six kills. Bowman was 4-for-4 with three kills.

The team served successfully 34 of 35 times.

The Cougars participated in a triangular at Marion yesterday. They will compete in the Eisenhower League tournament Saturday at Solomon. Matches begin at 9 a.m.

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