CARBONDALE — A little revenge was served from the Lady Eagles Tuesday.
After falling to a tough Santa Fe Trail team in its home tournament over the weekend, the Wellsville High School volleyball team topped the Lady Chargers Tuesday on the road 23-25, 25-22, 25-15. It was one of two victories for the Lady Eagles, who also topped Prairie View 25-13, 25-5 in the triangular.
“It was an exciting night of volleyball for the team as they had to fight exceptionally hard against a top-level Santa Fe Trail team,” Eric Evans, WHS head volleyball coach, said.
Jordan Stringfield, senior, had 20 kills and 22 digs. Both Madie McCoy, sophomore, and Grace Showalter, junior, excelled in serving and from their setter position. McCoy served three aces, and tallied 25 assists. Showalter added another 25 assists, and was 100 percent serving on the night.
Wellsville (18-10) is back at home 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for Senior Night and Pink-Out Night. The team is set to host Burlington and Anderson County in a triangular.
COUNCIL GROVE — A dinged up Lady Falcon team bounced back nicely on the road Tuesday.
Following a 1-5 showing in Wellsville Saturday, West Franklin High School volleyball swept Council Grove 25-23, 25-23 in Match 1, and 25-20, 23-25, 25-13 in Match 2.
While injuries are keeping the team from performing 100 percent, the Lady Falcons gutted out two wins to stay second in the Flint Hills League standings, Angie Corwine, West Franklin head volleyball coach, said.
“The score was much closer than it should have been,” she said. “We played sluggish and tired, but we pulled out a gutsy win. Our serving was our savior, we had several aces during key moments that pushed us to finish the set.
“We still have improvements to make which is good for this time of the year. That means we can still play much better than we are showing right now. There is another level in us, and we need to use our time in practice to get there.”
West Franklin (13-14, 8-4 FHL) plays 5 p.m. Tuesday at Northern Heights.