Humboldt hosted its annual volleyball invitational on Saturday and did rather well for themselves, finishing second overall.
Powerhouse St. Marys-Colgan went undefeated and took the top spot. Fellow area team Yates Center finished third.
The Lady Cubs opened things with wins over Pleasanton (25-17, 25-15) and Marmaton Valley (25-13, 25-13).
In the Pleasanton match, Kaylie Johnson had a team-high nine kills and Aricah McCall had eight aces and five kills. Versus Marmaton Valley, Johnson had six kills and McCall had five. McCall had four aces and a block.
They then went on to defeat Crest (25-17, 25-15) and Yates Center (25-18, 25-20).
McCall had eight kills and Morgan Mauk had five aces in the Crest win. Alayna Johnson had 25 assists.
McCall had seven kills in the Yates Center match and Emma Johnson and Mauk had four aces. McCall also had 15 digs.
In the championship round, the Lady Cubs fell to Colgan (25-11, 25-14) before beating Waverly (25-16, 25-23).
The girls played well today and really battled in the Waverly match, head coach Terry Meadows said. Being down by seven and eight points at one point in both sets, and finding a way to win is great. We had a few more missed serves than I would like, but with our aggressive serving style that is expected. I was pleased with the way we moved the ball around in system more today than in the past.
McCall had 10 kills and Emma Johnson had 11 digs in the Colgan match. McCall had nine kills and Kaylie Johnson had seven versus Waverly. Emma Johns had 14 digs, Madison Gean had 12 and Mauk had 10. McCall also had four blocks.
Yates Center opened with a win over Altoona-Midway (25-16, 25-8) before falling to Waverly (24-26, 23-25). They beat Crest 25-14 and 25-23 before falling to Humboldt 25-18 and 25-20. The Wildcats wrapped things up with wins over Pleasanton (25-18, 25-22) and Marais des Cygnes Valley (25-16, 25-13).
Marmaton Valley dropped their first four matches before beating Crest (25-20, 25-13) and Altoona-Midway (25-16, 25-13) to close out the day.
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