CPHS Volleyball: Sandites win 3-1 thriller at Bixby to finish season 5th in FVC

The Class 6A No. 12 ranked Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (18-13) traveled to Bixby Tuesday evening for their final match of the regular season. The Sandites won a 3-1 thriller to secure the No. 5 position in the Frontier Valley Conference.

Despite winning three sets to one, the Sandites only scored four more points than their host team overall, and two of the four sets went into extra rallies. Wichita State University-commit Sophie Childs was a perpetual pain in the Sandites’ side, scoring 24 kills with two aces and five blocks.

The Sandites took a 4-0 lead in set one with kills from McKenzie Harris and Madison Burris and an ace from Raylynn Mong. Childs scored back-to-back kills for the Spartans’ first lead at 13-12. The game tied eleven times with five lead changes. Mong took the Sandites’ second lead with an ace at 22-21, Bixby scored two, Devree Youngblood scored an ace at 24-23 and a kill at 26-25, but the final Sandite lead and the match point came on a pair of Spartan errors at 28-26.

Game two was another back and forth affair that saw fourteen tie scores and nine lead changes in the longest set of the season for either team. Thirteen total players scored in the 32-30 Sandite win. Youngblood led all of them with seven points, including the match-point kill, followed by Campfield and Jacelyn Smith with six apiece.

Game three went to the home team who won four-straight rallies to secure the 25-22 victory. Just like the prior two sets, neither team led for long and the set tied fourteen times. Abby Armstrong scored a kill to tie it at 22-22, Skyler Roth served an ace for the lead, and Childs scored back-to-back kills for the win.

The fourth and final set was a mostly Sand Springs-led foray and though the Spartans tied it four times, they didn’t take their first lead till three-straight Sandite errors made it 15-14. Burris took a 16-15 lead with a kill, Baylea Norris killed to make it 17-16, Campfield made it 18-17 with back-to-back kills, then Norris and Hallie Miller made kills for the 19-18 advantage.

It looked like the Spartans would take the match to five sets when they pushed their lead to 22-19, but they committed four consecutive errors to let the Sandites back in the game. Harris and Vanessa Wyrick combined on a block and Harris knocked down a kill for the 25-22 win.

Three Sandites recorded double-doubles and Burris had a triple-double with 10 kills, 14 assists, and 11 digs. Campfield had 14 kills and 10 digs, Mong had a team-high 18 assists and 11 digs, and Youngblood had a team-high 15 kills and a team-high 25 digs.

The Sandites finished the season with a 5-4 conference record for the second-straight year to place fifth out of ten teams. Bixby is currently sixth in the standing with one match left. If they don’t upset No. 8 Jenks on Thursday then they will finish seventh, a drop from fourth last season. Both teams will find out their Regional Playoff assignments Wednesday.

CPHS 3 Bixby 1 (28-26, 32-30, 22-25, 25-22)
Kills: CPHS 49, Bixby 55.
Blocks: CPHS 6, Bixby 5.
Aces: CPHS 9, Bixby 10.
Service Errors: CPHS 4, Bixby 14.
Total Errors: CPHS 33, Bibxy 43.

(Sand Springs stats)
Kills: Youngblood 15, Campfield 14, Burris 10, Harris 4, Smith 3, Wyrick 2, Mong 1.
Assists: Mong 18, Burris 14, Blaylock 4, Harris 2, Campfield 1, Wyrick 1.
Assisted Blocks: Wyrick 3, Smith 3, Harris 2, Youngblood 2, Burris 1, Campfield 1.
Digs: Youngblood 25, Blaylock 20, Burris 11, Mong 11, Campfield 10, Wicker 5, Wyrick 2, Harris 2.
Aces: Campfield 2, Mong 2, Wyrick 2, Youngblood 2, Blaylock 1.

(Bixby partial stats)
Kills: Childs 25, Roberts 7, Norris 7, Armstrong 7, Dominguez 2, Miller 2, Dudley 2, Goodroe 1, Roth 1, Lusardi 1.
Aces: Dudley 3, Bernazard 2, Norris 2, Dominguez 1.
Solo Blocks: Childs 1.
Assisted Blocks: Childs 4, Roberts 4.

Frontier Valley Conference standings
9-0 No. 1 Broken Arrow (27-2)
8-2 No. 13 Union (11-19)
7-2 No. 9 Owasso (15-13)
6-2 No. 8 Jenks (15-13)
5-4 No. 12 Sand Springs (18-13)
3-5 Bixby (5-23)
3-6 No. 18 Bartlesville (9-19)
2-7 Muskogee (10-11)
1-8 Booker T. Washington (9-16)
1-8 Sapulpa (7-19)

Remaining FVC matches
10.10 Jenks @ Bixby.