Archive for Thursday, October 18, 2007

Lansing volleyball lands No. 1 seed

Victory at Anderson County-Garnett Tournament concludes 36-2 regular season

October 18, 2007

Three down, two to go.

That's where the Lansing High volleyball team stands in its quest to win all five of its tournaments this season. After winning the Lansing Invitational and the Louisburg Tournament earlier in the season, LHS posted a 5-0 record on the way to winning the Anderson County-Garnett Tournament on Saturday.

Lansing cruised to the tournament title with wins against Prairie View (25-10, 25-8), Anderson County (25-12, 25-15), Independence (25-13, 25-6), Iola (25-18, 22-25, 25-10) and Labette County (25-11, 25-17).

Brittney Lang, Lisa Angello and Julia Bates earned All-Tournament Team honors. Lang led the Lions with 40 kills and 12 blocks, Angello had 24 kills and 10 blocks and Rachel Milnark had 20 kills and 23 digs. In addition, Breanne Sanders had 12 digs, Morgan Chiles had 10 digs, Katie Nietzke had eight digs, Kristen Jensen had 65 assists, Bates had 38 assists. Slater said Sara Logan and Erin Griffen had a solid all-around tournament.

Now at 36-2, all that's left for the Lions are the Class 5A substate tournament on Saturday at Topeka Seaman and then - if they win both substate matches - the state tournament Oct. 26-27 at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.

LHS is the No. 1 seed and will play Highland Park at 2 p.m. at Topeka Seaman.

"They're pretty relaxed right now," Slater said of her team. "We just want to really focus on our game and play well this weekend, and then we'll worry about next week if we make it."

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