LaCYGNE, Kan. -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team won one of three matches in a quadrangular here Thursday night. The Tigers lost to Louisburg in the opener, 25-22, 25-17; defeated Prairie View in the middle match, 27-25, 25-16; and lost to Osawatomie in the finale, 25-23, 19-25, 25-18.
Against Louisburg, Mallory Shelton recorded 9 kills and Kenzie Heatherly dished out 7 assists for the Tigers (6-6).
"We played very well against Louisburg," Fort Scott head coach Carol Bingesser said. "Even though we got beat, we played with a lot of enthusiasm and spirit."
The Tigers started slowly against Prairie View but at one point, Bingesser said that Taylor Grant held serve for 18 consecutive points. Shelton had 17 kills and 7 digs and Heatherly had 13 assists. Paige Denton was credited with 8 digs and Maddi Allen had 5 assists.
"We had a slow start but we were passing the ball tremendously, so there were several times where Mallory got some tremendous kills," Bingesser said. "Paige Denton was passing perfect balls which allowed our setters to get easy sets for great attacks."
Shelton had 15 kills against Osawatomie. Grant and Sidney Maycumber had 2 kills each.
"Against Osawatomie our intensity level was still high; our passing was still good," Bingesser said. "Over all I was very pleased with the way the girls played. Osawatomie and Louisburg are very good teams, I was proud of the girls for staying intense and keeping their intensity levels up the entire evening.
"Three days ago I made a total line up change, so the girls haven't had a lot of time in this new rotation, but it didn't show. The chemistry for the whole evening was great."
Fort Scott takes part in the Pittsburg Invitational today.