January 24, 2022

Early rallies propel LaCrosse to sweep of Scott City

Scott City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Scott City knew they would face a stiff challenge on Thursday, as they played host to LaCrosse, a team that has won 13 out of their last 14 matches. Unfortunately for the Lady Beavers, the Lady Leopards would spoil senior night for a second consecutive year, as the No. 4 team in Class 1A, Division I picked up a 25-16, 25-15, 25-14 sweep. 

Scott City scored the first point in each of the first two sets, only to see LaCrosse (14-3) use big runs in each set. The Lady Leopards used a 9-2 run to lead 9-3 in the first set, and also had a 5-0 run in that set to cruise to a 25-16 first set win. In the second set, the Lady Beavers scored the first point, and just like the first set, LaCrosse led 9-3. Scott City (6-3) put together a 6-4 run to get to within 13-9, before the Lady Leopards countered with a 7-2 run to lead 20-11, and closed the set out on a 5-2 run to take the set 25-15. The Lady Beavers started out with a much better fight in the third set, taking an early 2-1 lead, and tied the set at four. Unfortunately, LaCrosse would take over and never look back, using a 9-1 run to go up 13-5, and cruised to a 25-14 third set win to complete the sweep. Scott City had their share of hitting errors on the night, as they were unable to score more than two consecutive points.  Jalynn Habiger, Emily Smith and Kiana Yager led the attack with five kills, and Taylor Goodmand had two service aces, while Macy Berning had three point blocks.

Scott City will have a week off, before they compete in a GWAC quadrangular Thursday, September 29 at Holcomb, facing Holcomb, Hugoton and Ulysses. LaCrosse will compete at the Kiowa County Invitational on Saturday in Greensburg.

Coach Megan Gentry