CHERRYVALE -- Uniontown's volleyball team didn't lose a game until the final match as the fourth-ranked Eagles took the title at the Cherryvale Invitational here Saturday.
Uniontown, whose 19-1 record have earned them the recognition in Class 2A in the Kansas Volleyball Coaches Association Poll, won their first five matches with 2-0 sweeps before Howard-West Elk took them to three in the finals.
"The team played really well throughout the day and we were tested in several games, having to come from behind and make some crucial adjustments," Uniontown head coach Jackie Hall said. "Our hitters had an outstanding day and I must give credit to our passes -- Tiffany Poyner, Candice Clayton and Jessica Murrow. They did an outstanding job getting the ball to our setter (Tayler Shook)."
In pool play, Uniontown defeated Southeast, 25-17, 25-16, as Abbie Smith recorded 12 kills. Next, the Eagles beat Pittsburg Colgan, 28-18, 25-23 with Jacy Ermel recording 13 kills and Smith 11.
In the third match, the Eagles dispatched Class 4A Independence, 25-18, 25-18. Ermel recorded 11 kills and Smith 7. After that, Uniontown swept host Cherryvale, 25-13, 25-16. Ermel had 9 kills, Smith 6 and Jessie Camac 5.
Next came Neodesha, which Uniontown swept, 25-10, 25-15. Ermel picked up 11 more kills while Smith had 10.
West Elk won the first game of the final, 25-21, but the Eagles took the next two 25-21, 25-10 to take the tourney title. Ermel had 16 kills and Smith recorded 12.
The Eagles will be at home tonight to act as host to Chetopa and Marmaton Valley for a Three Rivers League triangular. It is Senior Parent Night and also Dig Pink Night for breast cancer awareness.