While the halls of Charles Page High School may not be clamoring with students quite yet, school is officially in session for the varsity volleyball team. The Lady Sandites have been schooling their competition for the past week, sweeping Bartlesville (0-1) and Booker T. Washington (0-1) in straight sets to start the season 2-0.
CPHS 3 BTW 0
Set 1: CPHS 25-12
Set 2: CPHS 25-15
Set 3: CPHS 25-12
Kills: Mutiri 12, Campfield 3, Burris 1, Taylor 1, Wyrick 1.
Assists: Burris 8, MaKenzie Ward 8, Mong 1, Neely 1, Johnson 1.
Block Solo: Mutiri 1.
Block Assists: Burris 1, Mutiri 1.
Digs: MaKenzie Ward 4, Burris 3, Taylor 2, Madison Ward 2, Campfield 1, Mutiri 1, Mong 1.
Aces: Mutiri 2, Campfield 1, MaKenzie Ward 1, Madison Ward 1.
On Thursday the Sandites hosted their first match on the new Ed Dubie Field House floor and christened it by outscoring their opponents 75-39 over the three set match.
The first set wasn't even close at 25-12. Cloe Campfield and Ohio State-commit Gloria Mutiri scored a pair of kills each, Mutiri added a pair of blocks, Vanessa Wyrick scored a kill, and Madison Ward served up an ace.
It took the Sandites a little while to find their rhythm in the second set, but once they did they were unstoppable. The game tied six times before Sand Springs took the lead once and for all. Mutiri scored a pair of kills with assists from Madison Burris, MaKenzie Ward served an ace, and Mutiri added another block to pull ahead to 16-12. The teams traded punches from there before Sand Springs won the last seven-straight rallies for the 25-15 victory.
In the third and final set the Sandites took a 13-1 lead before Cami Cole scored the first Hornet kill. Washington went on a five-point run from there with a pair of Sandite errors and a pair of aces from Laydyn Turner, but ultimately Sand Springs pulled ahead once again and secured another 25-12 victory capped by a kill from Cloe Campfield.
The Lady Sandites will travel to Union (1-0) next Monday at 6:00 p.m. in a Frontier Valley Conference match-up. Last year the Sandites came out on top of a competitive 3-2 victory with four of the five sets being decided by four points or less. Union started the season Tuesday with a 3-0 victory against Broken Arrow (0-1), defeating the Tigers 25-11, 25-23, and 25-11.