The Class 6A No. 12 ranked Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (13-8, 4-2) won its tenth home game of the season Tuesday evening against No. 17 Booker T. Washington (8-12, 1-5) to remain undefeated in the Ed Dubie Field House. Sand Springs won 3-1 in a Frontier Valley Conference match-up with sets of 25-23, 22-25, 27-25, and 25-14.
It looked like Sand Springs would run away with the first set on two different occasions, but both times the Hornets came buzzing back. Cloe Campfield and Jacelyn Smith scored kills and Campfield added an ace for a 4-1 lead that the visitors quickly negated. Then Campfield and Vanessa Wyrick scored kills in a five-point run and Wyrick combined on a block with McKenzie Harris to make it 12-7 before the Hornets rattles off five of their own to tie it again. The set tied ten times and the Hornets led by as much as 15-13, but their last advantage came at 18-17. Sand Springs held their visitors at bay in a close exchange for a 25-23 win, capped by Madison Burris’s first kill of the night.
Game two was total Hornet domination right out of the gate, but ended in a valiant comeback attempt. Wyrick and Raylynn Mong combined on a block to start the set, then Wyrick and Campfield blocked to tie it at 3-3, but things quickly unraveled from there. Tia Gripado served three aces in a five-point run before Burris broke it up with a kill, then Ruby Vance added two more aces. Emma Pappas aced for a 16-7 lead, Burris recorded another kill, then Leia Turner and Senna Stephens hit kills for a ten-point lead.
A Gripado kill made it 22-12 for the visitors, and most teams would have given up by that point. But Sand Springs won ten of the next thirteen rallies and only lost 25-22. Burris scored two kills, Mong scored one, and Campfield aced before Makenzie Johns killed to make it 24-17. The home team went on a five-point run from there with kills from Wyrick and Devree Youngblood and an ace from Madison Blaylock before Gripado secured the victory.
Set three started the way of the second, with the visitors storming out to a 12-3 advantage with aces from Vance, Gripado, and Bridget Johnson. The Sandites had to play from the hole till Burris tied it at 18-18 after a 10-2 run by the home team. Burris gave her team their first lead at 20-19 with an ace, Taryn McIntosh put the visitors back up 23-21, then the two teams exchanged errors till a Campfield kill and a Hornet error ended the 27-25 Sandite victory.
Set four was a breeze for the Sandites, who jumped out to a 4-0 lead with kills from Wyrick and Youngblood and an ace from Mong. They went on a seven-point run for a 20-9 lead and led by as much as 23-10 before the Hornets won four of the final six against the Sandite second string.
Burris recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 11 kills and 13 assists, both team-highs. Youngblood and Campfield led the Sandites in digs with 21 apiece. Gripado was the top-scorer for the Hornets with 13 kills and four aces, while Vance had a match-high six aces.
Sand Springs will return to action Saturday at the Mustang Tournament against No. 6 Mustang (16-3), No. 16 Choctaw (8-5), and No. 20 Enid (7-9). The Hornets will host 5A No. 8 Bishop Kelley (10-7) Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
CPHS 3 BTW 1 (25-23, 22-25, 27-25, 25-14)
Kills: CPHS 39, BTW 31.
Blocks: CPHS 8, BTW 4.
Aces: CPHS 9, BTW 13.
Service Errors: CPHS 6, BTW 11.
Total Errors: CPHS 39, BTW 43.
(Sand Springs stats)
Kills: Burris 11, Wyrick 8, Youngblood 8, Campfield 6, Harris 2, Smith 2, Singleton 1, Mong 1.
Assists: Mong 17, Burris 13, Youngblood 3, Blaylock 3.
Solo Blocks: Burris 1.
Assisted Blocks: Wyrick 7, Harris 3, Youngblood 2, Mong 1, Campfield 1.
Digs: Campfield 21, Youngblood 21, Blaylock 15, Mong 9, Burris 8, Wyrick 5, Harris 2, Wicker 2, Smith 1.
Aces: Burris 2, Campfield 2, Mong 2, Blaylock 2, Youngblood 1.
(Booker T. Washington partial stats)
Kills: Gripado 13, Thompson 6, Johns 5, McIntosh 3, Turner 2, Stephens 1, Johnson 1.
Aces: Vance 6, Gripado 4, Turner 1, Pappas 1, Johnson 1.
Solo Blocks: Turner 1.
Assisted Blocks: Thompson 2, Hernandez 2, Turner 1, McIntosh 1.
Frontier Valley Conference Standings
5-0 No. 2 Broken Arrow (16-1)
4-1 No. 5 Jenks (12-6)
4-1 No. 9 Owasso (11-8)
4-2 No 15 Union (7-15)
4-2 No. 12 Sand Springs (13-8)
2-3 Bixby (4-15)
2-4 No. 20 Muskogee (6-7)
1-5 No. 19 Bartlesville (6-13)
1-5 No. 17 Booker T. Washington (8-12)
1-5 Sapulpa (5-14)
Upcoming FVC Matches
9.24 Jenks @ Booker T. Washington.
9.24 Sand Springs @ Union.
9.24 Bixby @ Bartlesville.
9.24 Sapulpa @ Broken Arrow.
9.26 Broken Arrow @ Owasso.
10/1 Muskogee @ Bixby.
10/1 Bartlesville @ Broken Arrow.
10/1 Jenks @ Sapulpa.
10/1 Owasso @ Sand Springs.