Scott City sweeps Oakley Triangular
Oakley, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–The Scott City Lady Beavers took to the court for the first time in 2022 on Friday, as they made the trip to Oakley to face the Lady Plainsmen and the Wallace County Lady Wildcats. Perhaps sending their youngest team onto the court in four seasons, Scott City would pick up a straight set victory over Oakley 25-21, 25-21, and held off Wallace County 25-22, 25-19.
Oakley would win the final match of the day 16-25, 25-18, 25-21 over the Lady Wildcats.
Against Oakley, the Lady Plainsmen jumped out early to a 6-2 lead, but Scott City would come back with an 11-3 run to take a 13-9 lead. The Lady Beavers would extend their opening set lead to 18-11, before both teams traded runs of four straight. Oakley scored six of the next eight points to pull to within 23-21, when Scott City would respond with the final two points take the opening set 25-21. In set two, it was back and forth early on. The Lady Beavers used a 12-2 run to take a 14-4 lead, before the Lady Plainsmen scored the next six points to pull to within 14-10. Scott City answered with five straight to push their lead to 19-10, and it looked as if they would run away with the second set. Oakley had other things in mind. Trailing 22-15, the Lady Plainsmen scored six consecutive to get to within 22-21, but the Lady Beavers would find a way to close the match out with three straight to take the set 25-21, and the match 25-21, 25-21. Avery Lewis had four kills and two service aces, while Hannah Tucker had four kills. Megan Trout had three kills and Priscilla Peregrino had three service aces. Scott City had six different players record at least one kill and served up eight aces.
In a quick turnaround, they would face the Wallace County Lady Wildcats. The Wildcats jumped out early to a 5-3 lead, when the Lady Beavers responded with four straight to go up 7-5. It ended up being a back and forth opening set, as the teams played to 10 lead changes and 13 ties. Neither team led by more than three points. Scott City trailed 19-16, before rallying for four straight to lead 20-19. Wallace County led 21-20, when the Lady Beavers scored five of the final six points for the 25-22 win. The Lady Wildcats would jump out to a 5-3 lead early in the second set, when Scott City responded with an 11-3 run to lead 14-8. Scott City never trailed the rest of the way, and the closest Wallace County got was 21-19. The Lady Beavers scored the final four points to take the set 25-19 and win the match 25-22, 25-19. Dayanara Castillo had three kills and two service aces for Scott City while Hannah Tucker added three kills. The Lady Beavers were able to take advantage of 11 service errors, five in the opening set.
At 2-0, Scott City will head to the Hays High Invitational on Saturday. In pool play, they will face Salina South, Hays and Beloit.