ROSSVILLE — A 4-2 record and second-place finish over the weekend gives Ottawa High School volleyball a spike.
The Lady Cyclones had their best tournament of the season in Rossville, nearly pulling out a championship. The team won three out of four pool play matches, topping Tonganoxie 23-25, 25-13, 25-22; Wamego 25-22, 25-15 and El Dorado 25-17, 25-20. Silver Lake edged out a win against OHS in the final pool play match 25-21, 25-21.
In the semifinal match, Ottawa gutted out a three-set win againt Holton 25-16, 18-25, 25-20. Molly Olmsted, sophomore, led OHS with 11 kills versus three errors for a .381 attacking percentage. As a team, Ottawa had 32 kills versus 16 attacking errors. Darby Weidl, sophomore, added 11 digs, eight kills and two service aces.
Payton Bruce, senior, had four of the team’s 10 blocks assists against Holton. Jayln Crist, junior, had three block assists.
The championship was a rematch with Silver Lake and the Lady Cyclones coudn’t hang around this time, falling 25-21, 25-12. The team had just 12 kills to 12 attacking errors. Weidl and Bruce had four kills each, and Weild and Kirsten Evans, freshman, added 14 digs apiece.
Ottawa (6-9) is back in action 6:30 p.m. today at Louisburg.