The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the defending Frontier Valley Conference Champions Tuesday evening in Broken Arrow, losing in sets of 25-9, 25-10, and 25-13.
“We played a really good team in Broken Arrow,” said first-year Head Coach Derek Jackson. “They played above their norm and we played below ours, not a good combination.”
Things started fairly even with Vanessa Wyrick and Devree Youngblood combining on a block, followed by a pair of early kills from Madison Burris and Cloe Campfield. But the home team quickly found their legs and won six straight rallies for a 16-7 lead. An error and a kill from Youngblood gave the Sandites their last points of the set, then the Tigers won the remaining nine rallies. Macy Blackburn led all scorers with five kills in the game.
The second set was equally lopsided in the Tigers’ favor, though the runs were never quite as long. Natalie Morales and Haylie Jones combined for five aces, while Youngblood had her best round for Sand Springs with three kills and an assist. Sand Springs kept up through most of the third game and was only down 11-8 before the Tigers went on a six-point run and never looked back.
“We had some good moments and some great rallies with them,” said Jackson. “Got to string them together a little more often.”
Youngblood and Campfield scored five kills apiece, followed by sophomore Jacelyn Smith with four. Madison Burris and Raylynn Mong each recorded four assists, while Smith and Sophie Singleton had two blocks apiece. Youngblood led the defense with four digs.
Broken Arrow will compete in the Norman Tournament this Friday, while the Sandites will host Okay (1-0) in their home opener Thursday.
Frontier Valley Conference Standings
1-0 Broken Arrow (1-0)
1-0 Sapulpa (1-0)
1-0 Bixby (1-0)
1-0 Owasso (1-0)
1-0 Jenks (1-0)
0-1 Bartlesville (0-1)
0-1 Union (0-1)
0-1 Booker T. Washington (0-1)
0-1 Muskogee (0-1)
0-1 Sand Springs (0-1)
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Campfield 5, Youngblood 5, Smith 4, Burris 2, Wyrick 1, Mong 1.
Assists: Burris 4, Mong 4, Youngblood 1, Smith 1.
Blocks: Smith 2, Singleton 2, Youngblood 1, Wyrick 1.
Digs: Youngblood 4, Blaylock 2, Campfield 1, Smith 1.
(Broken Arrow Stats)
Kills: Blackburn 7, Boss 5, McGuire 5, Smith 4, Daniels 3, Hathhorn 3, Clark 3, Mullins 2, Jones 1, Floyd 1.
Aces: Morales 4, Jones 2, Ferguson 1, McGuire 1.
Blocks: Clark 2, Blackburn 1.