OTTAWA -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team went 4-1 at the Ottawa Tournament here Saturday, finishing in third place.
In their first match, the Tigers (16-10) defeated Topeka-Highland Park in three games, 22-25, 25-17, 28-16. In that match, setter Brittany Bingesser dealt out 45 assists, Annie Gladbach had 20 kills and Monica Dikeman recorded 15 digs. Sammi Therwhanger had five kills while Shelby Nafzger had four. Mallory Shelton had four blocks.
Next came Carbondale-Santa Fe Trail, which the Tigers defeated for the second tim this season, 27-25, 25-21. Gladbach had nine kills and two blocks and Bingesser had 35 assists. Dikeman was credited with seven digs. Therwhanger and Gladbach each had two blocks.
Emporia dealt Fort Scott its only loss of the day in the third match, 25-20, 25-13. Bingesser had 13 assists and seven digs. Gladbach had five kills, five digs and two blocks. Dikeman had eight digs and Shelton had two blocks.
League rival Iola was next in the semifinals. Fort Scott won that match, 25-21, 25-20. Gladbach recorded seven kills while Dikeman had nine digs and Bingesser 15 assists and four digs.
In the third-place match, Fort Scott beat Rose Hill, 25-18, 25-22. Gladbach had six kills while Jenna Campbell had three. Shelton recorded 10 blocks and Bingesser dished 21 assists. Dikeman finished the match with 14 digs.
The Tigers will step back into Southeast Kansas League play Thursday when they travel to Pittsburg, the only team unbeaten in league play, and Columbus. The first match is set to begin at 5 p.m.
NOTES -- Fort Scott has been chosen as a host site for Class 4A Sub-State play. The tournament will be held at the FSHS gymnasium Saturday, Oct. 25. Chanute, Columbus, Anderson County, Girard, Iola, Prairie View and Riverton are in the tournament field.
The other 4A SEK teams will be at Caney Valley's Sub-State. That includes Labette County, Coffeyville, Independence and Parsons. Class 5A Pittsburg will be at the Bishop Miege Sub-State....