Area prep volleyball roundup

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Crest High’s Lady Lancers notched a win over host Madison High School Tuesday but lost two other matches.
Crest defeated Madison 25-22, 25-19.
Melissa Honn put down seven kills and had five digs in the match for Crest. Amanda Strickler had seven kills and two blocks at the net plus served an ace.
Strickler had eight set assists and Ashley Catt had six assists. She had three kills. Nikia Stewart had three ace serves.
“Madison was the toughest team at the quad. It was great to get a win against them,” said Shelly Strickler, Crest head coach. “We lost two seniors this past week — one to injury and one by her choice. As a result we’re trying to find team cohesion with new passes. Nikia stepped in and did a fine job.”
Waverly beat Crest 25-23, 25-19. Honn had seven kills, seven digs and three ace serves and Strickler had seven assists, five kills and one ace serve. Caitlin Golden had two ace serves while Catt, Chel-sey Brooks and Stewart each had one ace. Catt had six assists and two kills.
Hartford defeated Crest 25-20, 25-23. Strickler down-ed seven kills and was credited with nine set assists. Catt had seven assists and one kill.
Honn had eight kills and nine digs. Catt, C. Golden and Stewart each had two ace serves.
Yates Center High’s Wildcats were on the road at Flinthills High School in Rosalia Tuesday. After dropping a 25-16, 25-23 decision to Flinthills and losing 25-7, 25-10 to Eureka, the Wildcats defeated Altoona-Midway 25-21, 25-23.
“It was great to win the match. We served well and passed the ball better, which allowed us to run some offense,” said Dan Berg, Yates Center head coach.
Autumn Douglass served up two aces plus led the net game with four kills and one block for Yates Center. Daryean Estes delivered four kills and had one ace serve. Paige Steinforth and Kassy Reynolds each had two ace serves. Drew Spencer had five set assists.
Against Flinthills, Alizabeth Berry served four straight points in set two for Yates Center. Estes had two ace serves and two tips at the net. Douglass, Reynolds and Addie Hughes had two kills each.
In the Eureka match, Berg said the Wildcats could not match Eureka’s speed and overall height. Steinforth, Douglass and Hughes each had a service ace.
Yates Center’s junior varsity lost 25-15, 25-18 to Eureka and lost 25-18, 25-18 to Flinthills. Berry had two ace serves and four kills against Eureka and Shannon Statts had three kills. Berry served six points and Bailee Stuber served four points for the Wildcats against Flinthills.
Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs began their 2009 season Tuesday. They lost to Oswego 25-17, 25-10 then dropped a 25-16, 25-11 decision to host Neodesha.
“Our inexperience show-ed. Most teams have several matches under their belts and we looked like we were playing our first varsity matches,” said Stephanie Middleton, Humboldt head coach.
“We’re looking to find consistency in our play.”
Against Oswego, Taylor Fitzmaurice had three kills. Amanda Maxton served two aces and was credited with seven set assists. In the Neodesha match, Maxton had five assists while Melissa Davidson and Brandi Malloy each had three kills.
The Register did not get reports from Southern Coffey County High or Marmaton Valley High School on matches from Tuesday night.