Circle Starts Season 2-0
“This was the first time in seven years that we opened at home, and the players responded with an exciting and competitive night of volleyball,” ,” said Circle coach Shelly Nibarger.
“I thought our back row play was very solid and our setters, Katie Frankenbery and Alison Kirkham, did a fantastic job of getting the ball to the right people at the right time.”
Tuesday at Circle High School, the Thunderbirds defeated defending league champion Andale 24-26, 25-16, 25-22 and Augusta 25-16, 25-15 in two AVCTL, Division II matches.
“I was proud of the way we recovered after having Andale down in the first set 24-20 and losing it 24-26. We could have rolled over in the second set, but the team responded with determination and confidence,” said Nibarger. “Katie Frankenbery and Erin Schiesser hit the ball extremely well mixing up their attacks and staying aggressive all night.”
Kills: Frankenbery-25, Schiesser-22
Digs: Allyssa Kirkham-26, Talia Highbarger-16
Lady Wildcats split in home opener, go 3-3 at Winfield
The El Dorado Wildcats opened at home defeating Buhler in a three-game thriller 21-25, 25-12, 25-12 Tuesday night.
In the Wildcats’ second match of the night the Wildcats lost to McPherson in two games, going 25-11, 25-7.
The Lady Wildcats opened the season at Winfield on Saturday and went 3-3 in their six matches.
Chanute defeated El Dorado in two games, 25-12 and 25-10.
Augusta defeated El Dorado in two games, 32-30 and 25-14.
El Dorado then defeated Ark City in two games, 25-13 and 25-16.
The Lady Wildcts defeated Wellington in three games going, 20-25, 25-11 and 25-17.
El Dorado beat Conway Springs in three games going, 25-18, 23-25 and 25-16.
Andale then defeated El Dorado, 25-19 and 25-12.