Archive for Wednesday, August 31, 2011

BLHS volleyball starts season 3-0

August 31, 2011

The Basehor-Linwood volleyball program ushered in a new era Tuesday night as the Bobcats played their first matches under coach Amy Irvin.

The results were plenty positive.

BLHS posted a perfect 3-0 record at its home quadrangular.

The Bobcats disposed of rival Bonner Springs, then held off Baldwin before ending the night with a victory against Eudora.

Against Bonner Springs, BLHS jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a 25-19 victory. The Bobcats were in control throughout game two until BSHS used a 6-0 run to turn a 22-16 Bobcat lead into a 22-22 tie. The game was later tied at 23-23 before BLHS closed out the game with a kill from Cara McCarty and a Braves hitting error for the 25-23 victory.

BLHS started strong in both games against Baldwin. The Bobcats opened game one on an 8-2 run behind the strength of two kills by junior Brandi Stahl, a combo block by Stahl and junior Jamie Johnson, and an ace by junior Samantha Rutherford. Baldwin slowly climbed back into the game and ultimately tied the score at 23-23. After a BLHS timeout, however, the Bobcats utilized a Baldwin service error and a kill by Stahl to secure the victory.

Basehor-Linwood opened game two on a 6-1 run, but Baldwin stormed back and later took a 16-13 lead. BLHS countered with a 10-3 run that was fueled by three aces by Stahl and two kills by Johnson. The Bobcats then pulled away for a 25-22 victory.

BLHS closed out the night with another strong performance against Eudora and claimed a 25-21, 25-20 victory to end the night with a clean slate.

Basehor-Linwood (3-0) next plays Thursday at St. Mary’s.

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