Fillies fall in first round of sub-state; Lady Cubs lose in championship game



October 28, 2019 - 10:11 AM

Chloe Sell sets a ball for a teammate on Saturday in Independence. REGISTER/ERICK MITCHELL

INDEPENDENCE — Saturday was an anticlimactic ending to the season for the Iola High volleyball team. The Fillies bowed out of their sub-state tournament in a play-in game against Kansas City Piper in two sets. 

Although the Fillies struggled throughout the season to find consistency as a unit, there is hope for the future. Gaby Lampe was the solo senior for this season, meaning the remaining Fillies will be back for 2020. 

Iola failed to get in a rhythm early against Piper High, dropping the first set 25-9. The Fillies performed better in the second set, but ultimately fell short in the 25-19 loss. A sluggish opening has been a trend all season long, according to head coach Amanda Strickler. 

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