ALTAMONT, Kan. -- Fort Scott High's volleyball team went into a Southeast Kansas League triangular here last night as one of the league leaders. But they left as a team in the middle of the pack after suffering a sweep at the hands of Independence and Labette County.
"Both matches, the girls played extremely well but little mistakes hurt us," Fort Scott head coach Carol Bingesser said. "In the Labette match, three missed serves cost us the ballgame. We had the chance to win both. Mistakes at key times cost us the games."
Fort Scott fell to 2-2 in league play and 12-9 overall going into a tournament today at Ottawa, Kan.
Against Independence (2-2, 14-3), the Tigers fell 22-25, 25-19, 25-20. Brittany Bingesser had 27 assists while Annie Gladbach had nine kills, Mallory Shelton seven, Sammi Therwhanger four and Jenna Campbell three.
Labette County (3-1, 7-10) posted a 25-22, 25-23 sweep of the Tigers. Bingesser had 19 assists while Gladbach had 14 kills.
In junior varsity play, Fort Scott beat Labette County, 25-14, 25-19, and Independence, 25-16, 25-17, to improve to 13-6 on the season. Against LCHS, Kelsey Middleton led with four kills while Marliss Allen and Megan McDermed each had three. McDermed had seven kills against Independence while Kori Allen had five. Peyton Reidel served three aces and Middleton served four aces and had two blocks. M. Allen was credited with six digs.
The JV squad returns here Monday for a quadrangular with Pittsburg and Independence.