BALDWIN CITY — Wellsville played tight matches with much larger schools over the weekend.
With that experience under its belt, the Lady Eagle volleyball team is back in league play 4:30 p.m. today at the Prairie View triangular with Santa Fe Trail.
Wellsville (5-7) battled to a sixth-place finish Saturday at the Baldwin Tournament. While the team finished just 1-4 on the day, the Lady Eagles played several ranked schools in larger classifications.
“The girls fought hard all day long, and competed well against much bigger schools,” Eric Evans, WHS head volleyball coach, said.
Wellsville fought to three sets in narrow losses against Blue Valley Southwest, 26-24, 22-25, 25-21; and Andale, 22-25, 25-11, 25-20, in pool play. Gardner-Edgerton beat the Lady Eagles in straight sets, 25-13, 25-21, in the other pool play match.
In bracket play, Wellsville topped host Baldwin, 25-20, 25-22, before falling to Andale again in the fifth-place match, 25-22, 25-20.
Jordan Stringfield, senior, led the Lady Eagle offense with 46 kills in the tournament. She also had 41 defensive digs, and eight blocks. Grace Newhouse, senior, added 31 kills, and Hannah Pemberton, senior, was 100 percent serving with five aces. Sydney Dwyer, senior, had 42 digs.