Area volleyball roundup

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Crest High’s Lady Lancers and Yates Center High’s Wildcats traveled to Burlington High School to play Tuesday night.
The Lady Lancers fared better than the Wildcats simply because Crest beat Yates Center. But Burlington decked both visitors.
Crest defeated Yates Center 25-17, 25-21. The Lady Lancers had four ace serves from Melissa Honn and Amanda Strickler. Strickler also had five kills at the net and one block.
Ashley Catt had four set assists and A. Strickler had five assists. Katrina Strickler had two ace serves while Catt and Caitlin Golden each had one ace.
Honn had three kills and Catt and C. Golden each had two kills. Tessa Louk and Catt had four digs each.
“It was good to get this win. The team was still out of sync from the first match of the night but worked hard to get this victory,” said Shelly Strickler, Crest head coach.
For Yates Center, Daryean Estes served for five points and had one kill while Addie Hughes delivered four kills at the net. Kassy Reynolds served for five points, had one ace serve and two kills. Autumn Douglass had three kills and one service point. Drew Spencer had six set assists.
“Our serving killed us in this match. We were able to generate some offense in set two,” said Dan Berg, Yates Center head coach.
“Kassy passed very well and kept us in both matches. Drew worked hard through the match even after twisting her ankle.”
Burlington beat Crest 25-16, 25-20. Honn had six kills, 12 digs and two service aces for the Lady Lancers. A. Strickler had nine digs, three ace serves and two kills. Catt was credited with six set assists.
“The team did not communicate well in the first set and our serve receive was weak. The team stepped up some in the second set but Burlington’s strong hitting and serving was too much for us,” Strickler said of Crest’s loss.
Serve receive was a problem for Yates Center also in its 25-21, 25-8 loss to Burlington. Berg said it broke down in the second set after the Wildcats had a good showing in the first set.
Estes had four service points and Hughes had three points plus an ace. Paige Steinforth and Spencer each served for two points. Reynolds and Douglass each had one service point. Douglass had one kill and one block.
The Yates Center junior varsity lost to Crest 25-12, 25-19 and to Burlington 25-15, 25-14.
Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs lost twice on the road Tuesday at Cherryvale.
The Lady Cubs dropped a 25-19, 25-15 decision to Altoona-Midway. Brandi Malloy had six service points and Melissa Davidson had four kills, two blocks and two service aces. Amanda Maxton was credited with five assists and Taylyn Wells had five digs.
Cherryvale rallied to beat Humboldt 24-26, 25-18, 25-21. Lauren Ouderkirk served up 10 points plus had eight digs. Malloy delivered seven kills at the net and Davidson downed six kills and had five blocks. Maxton had 14 assists.
“We did not come ready to play against Altoona, but turned it around against Cherryvale,” said Stephanie Middleton, Humboldt head coach.
“It was a hard fought match and the girls played together in three sets in a row. Our net play was a lot more aggressive against Cherryvale.”
Uniontown High’s junior varsity play in a quadrangular at Southeast High in Cherokee. Uniontown beat Riverton 25-13, 25-13, defeated Southeast 25-20, 25-13 and beat Galena 25-14, 25-14.
Lauren Rockhold served eight points against Riverton and Paige Stainbrook had seven points in the Galena match. Hope Jurgensen had six kills combined in the Riverton and Southeast matches.