Sandite Volleyball wins fifth straight over East Central

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By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (7-3) picked up their fifth straight win Saturday morning at the Coweta tournament.

The girls were unstoppable against East Central (5-6) with eight Lady Sandites getting in on the scoring action. In the first game the Sandites gave up a fault point to start, but won the next six rallies with kills from MaKenzie Ward, Devree Youngblood, Holly Kersgieter, and an ace from Gloria Mutiri.

 The next four points went to the Cardinals on errors and the two teams knotted up at 7-7 before the Sandites pulled ahead for good with back-to-back kills from Mutiri and Kersgieter with assists from Ward. Kersgeiter, Youngblood, and Baylee Mudd added a pair of aces each and the Ward-Mutiri combo picked up four more kills to make it 22-10.

Faith Foutch and Yosira Yanez combined for an impressive block on a hard Mutiri spike, but after giving up an error, Mutiri scored three straight kills for the 25-12 win.

In game two the Lady Sandites took an early lead and were never tied past 2-2. Kersgieter, Kenzie Bradshaw, and Madison Ward added early aces and Bradshaw added two more late in the game to make it 22-13. The teams exchanged points on service errors from there, Mutiri added a kill, and Foutch committed an error to give Sand Springs the 25-14 victory.