BALDWIN CITY — The Wellsville High School volleyball team went through a gauntlet of big schools and came out sixth place at the Baldwin Tournament Saturday. The Lady Eagles finished 2-3, bringing their season record to 8-4.
In pool play, Wellsville dropped their first two matches against Bonner Springs 25-20, 25-21, and Gardner-Edgerton 25-11, 25-10. The team responded with a win in the final pool play match against Paola, 25-17, 25-16.
In the consolation bracket, WHS topped host Baldwin in three sets, 25-17, 23-25, 25-17. The team fell in straight sets in the fifth-place match to Andale 25-16, 25-18.
“It was a tough tournament and I thought we handled ourselves well in almost every match we played,” Eric Evans, WHS head volleyball coach, said.
Madie McCoy, senior, tallied 28 kills, 15 assist and six blocks. Grace Showalter, senior, had 33 assists and four service aces. Ally Newhouse, senior, had 45 digs.
The final tournament standings were — 1. Blue Valley Southwest; 2. Gardner-Edgerton; 3. Topeka Hayden; 4. Bonner Springs; 5. Andale; 6. Wellsville; 7. Paola; 8. Baldwin.
Wellsville hosts its home triangular starting 4:30 p.m. today at WHS, 602 Walnut St., Welllsville, against Prairie View and Osawatomie.