COFFEYVILLE, Kan. -- Fort Scott High School began the league portion of its volleyball schedule by sweeping Coffeyville and Parsons here Thursday.
"Overall I was very pleased with the girls," Fort Scott head coach Carol Bingesser said. "We had some younger girls step up, which I was very pleased to see."
The Tigers (2-0 SEK, 10-9 overall) are early co-leaders with Chanute (17-1 overall) and Pittsburg (14-6). Chanute won both its matches over Columbus and Labette County while Pittsburg swept Independence and Iola.
Fort Scott swept Coffeyville by scores of 25-6, 25-11. Mallory Shelton recorded 6 blocks and 3 kills for the Tigers. Kenzie Heatherly had 8 assists and served 7 aces.
"Against Coffeyville we had 15 ace serves," Bingesser said. "We passed the ball very well. We had six girls who ended up with some kills."
The Tigers beat Parsons 25-16, 25-20. Shelton had 6 kills and 4 blocks. Ericah Shoemaker and Shelby Maycumber recorded 4 kills each. Heatherly dished 9 assists while Maddi Allen handed out 7. Paige Denton had 5 digs.
"Against Parsons we served very well again with six ace serves." Bingesser said. "We passed very well. Mallory hit the ball well in both games but against Parsons Ericah and Sidney along with Kenzie really helped our offense step up. Overall I was very pleased with the girls, we had some younger girls step up which I was very pleased to see."
Coffeyville fell to 0-2, 2-15 on the season -- both victories were over Wichita West in the same tournament -- while Parsons stands at 1-1, 12-7.
The Tigers are participating in the Louisburg Tournament today. Play begins at 9 a.m.