BLHS volleyball stumbles at De Soto Spike Fest
Macyn Sanders, Brandi Stahl and the Basehor-Linwood volleyball team played hard on Saturday in the De Soto Spike Fest, but the Bobcats came away without a victory.
The Bobcats finished 0-4 in pool play and did not compete in the next round of competition.
In the four matches, the Bobcats won just one game.
“We played good at times,” Sanders said. “Sometimes we made too many mistakes and let them get us down.”
In the first match of the day, Basehor-Linwood lost to Central Heights, 25-6, 25-12. The Bobcats rebounded by winning the first game of the next match against Spring Hill, 25-21. It was the team’s only win of the day. Spring Hill responded by winning the next two games 25-20, 25-17.
“I thought we played good against them,” Stahl said.
In the next match, Baldwin defeated Basehor-Linwood, 25-18, 25-14.
Basehor-Linwood faced Tonganoxie — a familiar opponent — in the final match of pool play, and lost, 25-18, 25-16.
The tournament was a disappointment for a team that had played better in recent matches.
“We played better against Tonganoxie and Paola and we expect to do better the next two weeks in important tournaments,” Stahl said.
TONGANOXIE EDGES BLHS
Basehor-Linwood lost to Tonganoxie in match play on Thursday night.
Tonganoxie won the match in four games, winning the first game, 25-19. Basehor-Linwood won the second game, 25-21.
Tonganoxie rebounded to win the third and fourth games, 25-20, 25-21.
“We hit very well and served tough every set except the last set,” coach Tammy Zydlo said.
Basehor-Linwood trailed by seven points in the fourth set, and Tonganoxie made a sound comeback.
“We had a couple of missed serves and we weren’t able to recover from that,” Zydlo said. “We finished the night with 10 missed serves out of four sets. That's a really high number for us considering in the majority of our matches we've had more aces than missed serves.”
Courtney Poe had a career high 11 kills. Cara McCarty had seven kills and Brandi Stahl had four kills.
Shelby Equels led all servers with four aces.
Cara McCarty led the team with four blocks and Sydne Eriksen had three.