Lady Sandite Volleyball sweeps Bartlesville 3-0 in season opener

Set 1: 
CPHS 25-20
Set 2: CPHS 25-20
Set 3: CPHS 25-11

Kills: Mutiri 10, Bradshaw 3, Wyrick 3, Neely 1, Madison Ward 1.
Assists: MaKenzie Ward 10, Burris 3, Taylor 1, Mutiri 1.
Blocks solo: Mutiri 1.
Block assists: Mutiri 5, Wyrick 5, Neely 4, Cypert 2, Burris 1, Johnson 1.
Digs: Taylor 11, Madison Ward 7, Burris 4, Mutiri 2, Cypert 1, MaKenzie Ward 1, Wise 1. 
Aces: Taylor 2, Burris 1, Wyrick 1, MaKenzie Ward 1, Mutiri 1.

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The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (1-0) kicked off the season with a bang Tuesday evening in Bartlesville, sweeping the Lady Bruins 3-0 in a Frontier Valley Conference matchup.

The first set was a back and forth affair, with neither team pulling ahead in the first half. The Bruins struck first with an ace, but followed it up with a service error. The game tied eleven times before the Sandites took the lead once and for all at 13-12 with an ace from Kylie Taylor. Sand Springs led by as much as 22-16 before the home team began to rally, but ultimately the visitors secured the win 25-20 with a kill from Vanessa Wyrick. 

Bartlesville took a quick 4-1 lead in the second set behind kills from Sarah Covell and LaRissa Johnson, but the Sandites didn't stay down for long. Gloria Mutiri scored on a set from Burris, Mackenzie Ward served an ace, and a two-touch error tied it up.

Covell took the lead back one last time, but Sand Springs surged ahead and never looked back. They led by as much as 24-16 and let the Bruins back in the game briefly before pulling out the 25-20 victory with a set from MaKenzie Ward and a kill from Mutiri.

The third set wasn't even close as the Lady Sandites jumped out to a 5-1 lead with a pair of kills from Mutiri and blocks from Mutiri and Wyrick. At one point the girls went on a seven-straight streak, ultimately prevailing 25-11.

Mutiri, a senior committed to Ohio State University, led all scorers with ten kills, six blocks, and an ace. Covell was the top hitter for Bartlesville with eight kills.

The Lady Sandites will host their first home game Thursday at 6:30 p.m. against the Booker T. Washington Hornets. This will be the first game on the new court at the Ed Dubie Field House.