Lady Cubs, Eagles, Wildcats end season

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs wrapped up regular season volleyball action Tuesday at home. They lost both Tri-Valley League matches.
“We were short-handed because of illness,” said Stephanie Middleton, Humboldt head coach. “The girls played hard and tried to adjust to the lineup changes but we struggled in receiving serve.”
Burlington beat Humboldt 25-17, 25-16. Taylor Fitzmaurice served for six points. Melissa Davidson and Kindahl Young each had two kills. Taylyn Wells had two assists.
Fredonia defeated Humboldt 25-10, 25-14. Fitzmaurice had two service aces. Davidson and Lauren Ouderkirk each had two kills. Wells was credited with five set assists.
At Moran, Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats hosted Uniontown High’s Eagles in Three Rivers League play to end the regular season. In a best of five match, Uniontown won 25-14, 25-12, 25-17.
Jacy Ermel served for 15 points for the Eagles plus delivered 10 kills at the net. Abbie Smith racked up 13 kills and Jessie Camac had six kills.
“Hopefully, we can be fully healthy Saturday for substate,” said Jackie Hall, Uniontown head coach. “We are still fighting the flu bug.”
Marmaton Valley got five kills each from Tiffany Dudley and Maggie Meiwes. Cheyanne Miller had four kills and Kayla McNutt had one kill. All of the hitters had one block apiece.
Alysha Westhoff had 17 set assists on the net.
“The girls came out ready to play. We were aggressive at the net and had a lot of touches on some pretty hard hits from the Eagles,” said Lindsay Ermel, MVHS head coach.
“Our serving was better than it has been but still needs work. I was pleased the way our girls never gave up and hustled until the 25th point was earned.”
Humboldt, Marmaton Valley and Uniontown await seedings and pairings for Saturday’s Class 2A substate volleyball tournament hosted by Pittsburg St. Mary’s-Colgan.