The Butler Community College volleyball team wanted to “Pack the Power Plant” for Monday night’s showdown with Johnson County, and that’s exactly what they did.


 

 


The Butler Community College volleyball team wanted to “Pack the Power Plant” for Monday night’s showdown with Johnson County, and that’s exactly what they did.

The seventh-ranked Lady Grizzlies also wanted to defeat the fourth-ranked Cavaliers. That plan didn’t go so well.

Playing in front of 827 fans who filled one side of the Butler bleachers, the Grizzlies lost in straight sets to Johnson, 25-18, 25-17, 25-14, to slip to 37-6 overall and 9-2 in Region VI with conference leader Cowley still to play.

“They’re a team that just doesn’t make mistakes,” said Butler head coach Rick Younger. “You can’t just stand around and wait for them to make a mistake. We needed to make things happen, and we didn’t do it. We have to be more aggressive, we have to come out ready to play every single match, especially with Cowley coming up, then the post-season.”

Crystal Blue led Butler with eight kills, Alex Szalawiga had six, Demetria Williams four and Shannon Mendrin two. Mendrin also had 21 assists. Szalawiga had 15 digs while Blue and Natalie Caldarera each added 13. Szalawiga and Kiersten Karlix each had two blocks. As a team, Butler only managed an .089 hitting percentage.

Butler wraps up their regular season Wednesday in Arkansas City against third-ranked Cowley, starting at 6:30 p.m.