The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (1-6) went 0-for-5 at the Union Invitational Tournament this past weekend against a field that was so tough, the defending 6A State Champions could only finish fourth.
Victory Christian (6-1) won sets of 25-23, 25-13, and 25-8, scoring 37 kills, five blocks, and five aces. Sand Springs had the defending 4A State Champions on their heels for most of the first set, leading from 5-4 till 19-18, and tied it three times from there before the Conquerors finished with back-to-back kills.
Victory committed twelve errors in the first set, but cleaned it up from there and the Sandites had to lean entirely on their own abilities. The Conquerors took an early 5-1 lead in set two and Sand Springs never managed to catch up. In set three Victory went on a 15-1 run for a 21-5 advantage and their 6A foes were too far behind to recover.
Sand Springs played a more balanced match against a returning State Qualifier in Edmond North (5-1), falling 25-19, 25-18, and 25-11. The Huskies jumped out to a 6-3 lead in game one, but Devree Youngblood and Madison Burris pushed their team to a 7-6 advantage. The lead changed five more times from there. Burris served back-to-back aces for a 10-8 edge and Youngblood aced for a 13-11 lead, but Edmond won four straight rallies to secure the advantage for the remainder of the set.
After a 3-0 start in set two, the Sandites fell behind and never again got in front of Edmond, but hung close till a six-rally run from the Huskies at 23-13. Cloe Campfield scored two kills, Burris aced, and Sophie Singleton combined on a block with Jacelyn Smith to keep things competitive, but the Huskies eventually put it away.
Game three was a Husky railroad as they won the first nine rallies and never looked back. Senior Kamryn Bacus led all scorers with seventeen kills, one block, and four aces for the Huskies. Campfield led Sand Springs in kills with five, while Burris had four kills and three aces.
In the third Friday match the girls took on the defending 5A State Champions from Bishop Kelley (4-2) and went down 25-18, 25-18, and 25-16. The Comets recorded 29 kills to the Sandites’ 19, led by Abby Medico with ten and Audrey Buford with eight.
Sand Springs led twice in the first set, four times in the second, and only once in the third, but were competitive in all three. Campfield had a team-high five kills, followed by Wyrick and Youngblood with four apiece. Burris had six assists and Mong had five assists and three digs.
Saturday went much the way of Friday, with a pair of 3-0 losses to Union (2-6) and Stillwater (3-5). Stillwater won 25-18, 25-21, and 25-16, then Union won 25-16, 25-22, and 25-20 in the 7th place match.
Pool A Results
Edmond North 3-2 Victory Christian
Edmond North 3-0 Bishop Kelley
Edmond North 3-0 Sand Springs
Victory Christian 3-0 Sand Springs
Victory Christian 3-0 Bishop Kelley
Bishop Kelley 3-0 Sand Springs
Pool B Results
Norman North 3-0 Union
Norman North 3-2 Edmond Santa Fe
Norman North 3-1 Stillwater
Edmond Santa Fe 3-0 Stillwater
Edmond Santa Fe 3-0 Union
Stillwater 3-1 Union
Bracket Round One
Bishop Kelley 3-0 Union
Stillwater 3-0 Sand Springs
Edmond North 3-1 Edmond Santa Fe
Victory Christian 3-2 Norman North
1st Victory Christian 3-2 Edmond North
3rd Norman North 3-0 Edmond Santa Fe
5th Bishop Kelley 3-1 Stillwater
7th Union 3-0 Sand Springs
Sand Springs vs. Victory Christian
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Youngblood 6, Campfield 3, Burris 2, Wyrick 2, Smith 2, Blaylock 1.
Assists: Mong 5, Burris 4, Youngblood 2, Blaylock 1.
Assisted Blocks: Wyrick 2, Campfield 1, Youngblood 1.
Digs: Wicker 1, Youngblood 1, Blaylock 1.
Aces: Blaylock 2, Campfield 1.
Sand Springs vs. Edmond North
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Campfield 5, Youngblood 4, Burris 4, Mong 2, Wyrick 2, Harris 1.
Assists: Burris 5, Mong 5, Blaylock 1.
Assisted Blocks: Singleton 2, Smith 2, Burris 1, Wyrick 1.
Digs: Blaylock 2, Youngblood 1, Wicker 1, Mong 1, Burris 1.
Aces: Burris 3, Wicker 1, Youngblood 1, Smith 1.
(Edmond North Stats)
Kills: Bacus 17, Goerke 8, DeGrace 5, Holmes 4, Hilliard 2, Murray 1, Burleson 1, Li 1.
Solo Blocks: Goerke 1.
Assisted Blocks: Bacus 1, Hilliard 1.
Aces: Bacus 4, Holmes 1.
Sand Springs vs. Bishop Kelley
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Campfield 5, Wyrick 4, Youngblood 4, Burris 1, Harris 1, Mong 1, Blaylock 1, Singleton 1, Smith 1.
Assists: Burris 6, Mong 5, Blaylock 2.
Assisted Blocks: Burris 1, Smith 1.
Digs: Mong 3, Blaylock 2, Campfield 1.
(Bishop Kelley Stats)
Kills: Medico 10, Buford 8, Ozment 4, Frette 2, Barton 2, Percy 1.
Assisted Blocks: Ozment 1, Percy 1.
Aces: Frette 2, Ernst 1, Medico 1, Buford 1.