The No. 12 ranked Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (7-11) hosted a Frontier Valley Conference foe in the No. 14 Owasso Rams (8-9) Tuesday evening at the Ed Dubie Field House. It was the second meeting of the year for the two teams, and went much the way of the first. Sand Springs took the 3-0 sweep once again, but just like the first time, it was highly competitive.
CPHS 3 Owasso 0
Set One: 32-30 CPHS
Set Two: 25-22 CPHS
Set Three: 25-19 CPHS
Kills: CPHS 36, Owasso 25.
Blocks: Owasso 4, CPHS 2.
Aces: Owasso 13, CPHS 8.
Service Errors: CPHS 9, Owasso 7.
(CPHS Individual Stats)
Kills: Mutiri 21, Cypert 7, Burris 3, Campfield 2, Neely 2, Bradshaw 1.
Assists: Burris 29, Bradshaw 1, Campfield 1.
Aces: Wise 3, Burris 3, MaKenzie Ward 1, Mutiri 1.
Blocks: Neely 1, Mutiri 1.
Digs: Mutiri 7, Madison Ward 5, Taylor 2.
(Owasso Individual Stats)
Kills: Patton 8, Staggs 5, Henricks 5, Hendrix 4, Vancuren 3.
Assists: Hendrix 14, Berry 2, Staggs 1, Holderman 1.
Aces: Staggs 5, Hendrix 3, Daigle 2, Holderman 2, Vancuren 1.
Blocks: Staggs 1.
Block Assists: Hendrix 2, Vancuren 1, Staggs 1, Hendricks 1, Daigle 1.
Sand Springs won the first set, but it was a lot closer than the last time the teams met. The set tied eighteen times in the highest-scoring game of the year for either team. Owasso led for the majority of the first half before Sand Springs won four straight for a 16-12 advantage. The Rams challenged right back with three in a row, including a pair of aces from Jenna Holderman, but Makenna Cypert lined up a kill with an assist from Madison Burris to end the streak.
The first set went into extra rallies and it was anyone's game from there. Avery Vancuren pushed her team to 25-24 but an Owasso error tied it up, then Gloria Mutiri scored a kill for the Sandite lead. Kylie Patton tied it back up, then the two teams exchanged errors before Patton scored the go-ahead point at 28-27. Cloe Campfield was next in on the action, followed by Mallory Hendrix, back to Mutiri, who then took the lead with a solo block at 30-29. It knotted back up with a service error from Kendall Wise, but Gabby Guerrero returned the favor to give Sand Springs the 31-30 lead. The Sandites' next serve was sent straight back to them as a free ball and Burris was ready with a spike to put the set to bed.
The second set didn't go into extra rallies, but was equally competitive with twelve tied scores. Once again, Owasso led out the gate and the scales began to tip toward Sand Springs midway through. After tying up at 22-22, the Sandites won three-straight for the win.
Hendrix served an ace for Owasso to start set three, but gave undid the damage with a service error and Mutiri scored an ace of her own for the lead. Game three belonged wholly to the Sandites who never once allowed the Rams to tie it up or take the lead after the first rally. Burris and Wise both recorded a pair of aces apiece and Mutiri capped the 25-19 win with a kill.
The Lady Sandites will return to action next Tuesday with a road match against Bixby (6-13). They will host 5A No. 5 Victory Christian (20-7) next Thursday at 6:00 p.m.