Bonner Springs places 12th in tournament
Members of the Bonner Springs High School volleyball team played their hearts out, but struggled in the Tonganoxie Invitational on Saturday, coach Jo Wiseman said.
The Braves placed 12th overall on Saturday.
"The girls just played their hearts out in their last match," Wiseman said. "The games were all close against Perry-Lecompton. We were proud of the girls."
Bonner Springs edged the Kaws 25-23 in the first game, but dropped the last two games 25 21 and 25-22.
The Braves also suffered losses to Great Bend (25-4, 25-6), Manhattan (25-9, 25-5), Piper (25-10, 25-18) and Basehor-Linwood (25-14, 25-9) in their earlier rounds of play in the tournament.
Wiseman said she was still pleased with the team, especially the play of junior Starian Porcha and senior Wendy DeLeon in the tournament.
"Starian hustled well on the court and Wendy was serving well," Wiseman said.
After battling Perry-Lecompton to close games at the Tonganoxie tourney, Bonner Springs fell again to the Kaws Tuesday night at Perry-Lecompton in their triangular volleyball meet.
The Kaws defeated the Braves 25-12, 25-15 and Bonner also lost to Piper in the first match 25-19, 25-9 counts.
"We played Perry close the first time we played them, but Perry picked it up the second time," Wiseman said.
Bonner Springs plays Tuesday, October 2, at Basehor in a triangular also with Mill Valley.
"It'll be tough," Wiseman said. "We have played with Basehor before, but we haven't seen Mill Valley yet this season."