Yates Center holds off Marmaton Valley in three sets

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September 26, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Yates Center hosted Marmaton Valley and Altoona-Midway for senior night on Tuesday and came away with two solid wins.
The Wildcats pulled away from fellow Three Rivers League Wildcats Marmaton Valley late in the third set for a three-set win and swept the Lady Jets later in the evening.
Marmaton Valley also swept Altoona-Midway (25-3 and 25-17).
The home Wildcats got off to a good start, taking set one from Marmaton Valley 25-17.
The road Wildcats struck back and evened things at 1-1 with a 25-23 second set win.
After a back-and-forth set three, Yates Center rattled off the final three points of the match to win 25-22 with an exclamation point added by junior Maddie Collins who aced away the set and match point.
“It’s nerve-wracking,” Yates Center head coach Kari King said. “In that first set we attacked the ball, we passed well and we got our serves in. We struggled to do those things in the last two sets which is sometimes hard to watch but we fought through it and came out with a win which was good.”
Individual stats were unavailable for Yates Center after the match but Marmaton Valley was led by senior Patricia Outlan who had nine kills, three blocks and eight points in the win. Junior Bailey Griffith had 12 kills, a block and nine points. Karlie Stephens had three kills.
In Marmaton Valley’s win over Altoona-Midway, Griffith had 10 points and three kills, Outlan had eight kills, Karlie Stephens had 12 points and Kayla Ard and Julianna Sprague each had three kills.
Yates Center also honored seniors Allison Pringle and Maria Jimenez before the final match of the night.
Yates Center will travel to Colony next Tuesday to face Crest and Jayhawk-Linn and Marmaton Valley will go to Chetopa to face the Lady Hornets and Uniontown.

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