Crest splits at home

Crest welcomed Marmaton Valley and St. Paul to town on Tuesday. The Lady Lancers won a match and lost one match in the invitational.

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October 5, 2022 - 3:17 PM

Crest's McKenna Hammond serves a volleyball Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

COLONY — The Crest High School volleyball team split a pair of matches against Marmaton Valley and St. Paul on Tuesday night at home. 

The invitational began with Crest (21-5; 8-1) coming up short against St. Paul in three sets, 25-19, 22-25 and 5-25. 

Lady Lancers Kayla Hermreck, Karlee Boots, Delaney Ramsey, Kamryn Luedke and Allyssa Adams each were perfect from the serving line. St. Paul ran a hard-hitting offense with mainly seniors on the squad. 

Crest crashed in the third set when they lost by 20 points and couldn’t pass the ball to set up any sort of score. 

“St. Paul began running their offense and proved that having mostly seniors can be a good thing. The first two sets were very enjoyable to watch. We hit an all-time low for us in the third set and could not pass the ball for anything,” said Crest head coach Abigail Hermreck. 

The loss was only the fifth of the season for the Lady Lancers. The St. Paul’s squad is 13-3 overall and 1-0 in district play. 

“It was disappointing to lose like that, but St. Paul is a good team. Maybe getting this out of our system is a good thing,” Hermreck said. 

The Lady Lancers took down Marmaton Valley in their second match in three sets, 25-17, 26-28 and 25-21. 

Boots went a perfect eight-for-eight from the serving line with three aces. Luedke went four-for-four from the serving line with one ace and Hermreck registered 18 kills. 

“Moran was ready to play us and we knew we had to bounce back quickly or we were looking at another loss,” said Hermreck. “It was great to end the evening with a win and be able to overcome the prior disappointment.” 

Overall, Crest’s McKenna Hammond led defensively with 21 digs and also recorded eight kills. Hermreck led offensively with 29 kills and eight aces. Kinley Edgerton led the Lady Lancers with 31 assists and also hit seven kills and 15 digs. 

Boots led from the serving line, going 14-for-14 with six ace serves while Luedke also managed to serve a perfect seven-for-seven in the pair of matches. Brooklynn Jones led Crest in serve receive passing and knocked six digs. 

Crest will take the court at Uniontown on Saturday. The team finishes league play on Oct. 11 when they host Southeast and Yates Center. 

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