Area Volleyball Roundup

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Humboldt High’s Brandi Malloy (15) goes up for a kill during a tournament match earlier this season. Set up for coverage play are teammates Amanda Maxton (10) and Lauren Ouderkirk (19). On Tuesday, Humboldt hosted Yates Center and Frontenac, going 1-1.

Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs nailed down a Tri-Valley League volleyball win at home Tuesday. The Lady Cubs got past Yates Center High’s Wildcats 25-16, 26-24.
Frontenac upended both area teams, beating Humboldt 25-17, 25-14 and defeating Yates Center 25-14, 25-14.
“The first set against Yates Center we played with intensity and got the job done,” said Stephanie Middleton, Lady Cub head coach. “We lost some of that intensity in the second set.”
Middleton said Taylyn Wells did a great job of stepping in for Humboldt’s regular setter who was ill. Wells had six set assists in the match. Lauren Ouderkirk served for six points and Brandi Malloy had two ace serves. Melissa Davidson had four kills.
“We had too many unforced errors and were unable to get over the top,”said Dan Berg, Yates Center head coach, of his team’s match with Humboldt. “Allie Bruner stepped into her first varsity set and served four point to get us to 22 in the second set.”
Against Humboldt, Yates Center got four kills and two service aces from Daryean Estes and four kills and one tip from Autumn Douglass. Kassy Reynolds had three kills and two ace serves plus one tip and one assist. Paige Steinforth had six set assists, two kills and one ace serve. Bruner had an ace, Drew Spencer had a tip at the net and Alexa Stephenson had a kill.
For Humboldt against Frontenac, Ouderkirk had six service points and Taylor Fitzmaurice had two ace serves. Hannah McCall had three kills and Wells had two set assists.
“The girls played very well, at times, against Frontenac. Frontenac had a good middle hitter and we played the net well,” Middleton said.
Yates Center was led by Reynolds with four straight ace serves in the second set against Frontenac plus she had three kills in the match. Douglas had three kills and one block and Estes had two kills and one ace serve. Steinforth and Spencer each had four set assists and Spencer had a kill. Bri Crellin had one kill and an ace serve and Stephenson had a kill.
Humboldt won the junior varsity match with Yates Center — 25-14, 16-25, 15-13.
At Uniontown Tuesday, Uniontown High’s Eagles stayed perfect in Three Rivers League play beating Chetopa and Marmaton Valley on senior night.
“The girls took care of business and remained focused on what needed to be done. Our hitters had another great outing be-cause our passers are getting the ball to our setter,” said Jackie Hall, Eagle head coach.
The Eagles decked Che-topa 25-11, 25-4. Jacy Ermel served up 23 points which included 16 straight in the second set. She also had six kills at the net. Abbie Smith put down 10 kills and Jessica Schaaf had nine kills. Jessie Camac had three kills.
Uniontown beat Marmaton Valley 25-12, 25-9. Candice Clayton served for nine points and Jessica Harrison had eight points. Ermel had 11 kills and Smith delivered nine kills.
“I told our girls that we would have to be on our toes and move our feet against Uniontown. Our serving and passing killed us,” said Lindsay Ermel, Marmaton Valley head coach.
“We missed a total of nine serves and when that happens, you can’t win sets and matches.”
Chetopa defeated Marmaton Valley 25-23, 25-23.
“We couldn’t finish to-night,” Ermel said. “I told the girls we need to learn how to win. Until we learn how to push past mistakes and get the next point, we’ll continue to have these close sets that are just out of our reach.”
Ermel said good things did happen for the Wildcats on the night. Cheyanne Miller had five kills, Maggie Meiwes had two kills and one block and Tiffany Dudley had three kills and two blocks. Kayla McNutt had five service aces against Chetopa and Alysha Westhoff was credited with 14 set assists and had three service aces.
Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans pushed their overall record to 20-2 while moving to 4-0 in Lyon County League play Tuesday at Melvern.
The Lady Titans defeated host Marais des Cygnes Valley High 25-16, 25-16. Sam Jacob pounded down nine kills while Laurie Ohl had eight kills and three blocks at the net. Kaitlin Meyer had seven kills. Shelby Birk had five kills and two blocks.
Meyer also had 12 defensive digs and Jacob had seven. Kristen Garland was credited with 20 set assists plus she and Birk were perfect from the service line.
“MdCV covered the floor well and forced several long volleys. They kept pressure on throughout the match and it never really felt that we had a comfortable lead,” said Korey Lankton, Lady Titan head coach.
Southern Coffey County beat Hartford 25-19, 25-19. Garland had 18 set assists. Jacob had 10 kills and six digs, Birk had six kills and four digs and Ohl had four kills and two blocks.
Lankton said his team took advantage when Hartford’s Kelly Far rotated to the back row as Far plays well on the net. “You have to get your lead before she gets back to the front row and we were able to do that.”
The Register did not receive a report on the Crest matches by deadline. Crest played against Oswego and host St. Paul Tuesday in Three Rivers League play.