Peabody-Burns volleyball finishes third in first tourney

Staff writer

The Peabody-Burns High School volleyball team finished third in the Peabody-Burns Round Robin Invitational Tournament on Saturday.

The squad defeated Hartford, 25-15 and 25-14; Central Burden, 25-15 and 25-19; and Burrton, 25-12 and 25-18. They lost to Burlingame, 14-25 and 15-25, and Chase County, 22-25 and 18-25. Burlingame won the tournament, winning every match, and Chase County finished as the runner-up, with a 4-1 record.

Hartford

In the Warriors first match of the day against Hartford, PBHS scored first with an ace from McKenzie Ensminger. Aces in game one from Kaycy Gonzalez and Brandee Burnett kept the competition close. Rayna Barnes gave the team the 2-point edge, 9-7. Paige Lewis attacked with three kills to give the squad the 13-8 lead. Brianna Larsen scored a kill to give the team a 24-15 margin. Lewis scored the final point in the game.

PBHS built a strong lead in game two with kills from Lewis, Burnett, Gonzalez and Benson. Gonzalez, Jordan Gibson, and Barnes all served aces. PBHS won, 25-14.

Central Burden

In game one against Central Burden, Warrior scoring opened with three aces from Gonzalez. Burnett added a kill and an ace. Larsen and Lewis had kills and Cierra Foth got on the board with an ace to build a 12-3 advantage. Gonzalez recorded three kills. Foth added an ace and a kill. PBHS won, 25-14.

Lewis had two kills early in game two. Barnes and Foth added aces. Central Burden made a run late but PBHS held on for the victory, 25-19.

Burlingame

Burnett stopped the game one Burlingame run with and ace. Barnes followed with a kill and PBHS trailed 4-9. Foth added an ace and a kill but PBHS trailed 10-16. Two kills by Barnes brought the score within 10 points, but Burlingame took the game, 14-25.

Lewis and Foth each had a kill in game two. Ensminger scored two aces. PBHS lost, 12-25.

Chase County

An ace from Burnett gave the Warriors at 4-3 edge in game one against Chase County. A Barnes kill kept the teams even at 7, but Chase County took the lead and remained in control for the remainder of the game.

PBHS offense received a boost from Gonzalez with two late aces and Burnett added a kill to bring the team to within one point, 22-23. Chase County scored the final two points for the 22-25 win.

PBHS played from behind throughout game two. Foth and Gonzalez combined for three points to get the team to a 14-14 tie, but the PBHS offense struggled. The Warriors lost the game, 18-25.

Burrton

The Lady Warriors won their final two games of the tournament, 25-12 and 25-18.

 

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