The Lady Hound volleyball team won five of six matches and finished second at the LeBlond Tournament Saturday in St. Joseph.
Maryville swept West Platte (25-22, 25-20), KC Northeast (25-2, 25-15), Lafayette (25-21, 25-17), Lincoln Prep (25-11, 25-10 and beat Chillicothe in three (25-13, 19-25, 25-16) before losing in the championship match to LeBlond 18-25, 18-25.
Class 2 No. 2-ranked LeBlond had beaten Maryville in three games earlier in the year and is now responsible for two of the Hounds' three losses.
Maryville's overall record stands at 15-3-2.
The Hounds produced just 11 kills in the LeBlond match, led by Anny Van de Ven with four. Aubrey Kimble had two of the team's four aces and tied for the team lead in digs with 13. Sara Knowles also had 13 digs and Chelsea Byland tallied 12.
Gabby Church had both blocks.
In the win over Chillicothe, six Hounds contributed at least four kills to Maryville's overall total of 32.
Kimble led the way with seven followed by setter Alyssa Stiens with six. Van de Ven, Church and Knowles each had five.
Knowles, Kimble and Byland each had a pair of service aces. Church and Van de Ven combined for five blocks. Stiens distributed 20 of 21 assists.
Jessa Stiens led the Hounds with 18 digs, and Knowles followed up with 17. Kimble was also in double-figures with 12.
Maryville hit .258 against Lincoln Prep, and Church finished as the kill leader with six. Van de Ven, Kimble, Byland and Knowles all had four kills.
Van de Ven served five of the team's 12 aces.
Alyssa Stiens delivered 19 assists. Jessa Stiens was the dig leader with eight.
Jessa Stiens had a big game defensively against Lafayette, finishing with 23 digs. Byland added a tournament-high 18.
The Hounds had just one block and one ace, but totaled 22 kills.
Church led the way with six. Van de Ven had five kills on .364 hitting. Knowles added four more.
Alyssa Stiens had 15 of 16 assists.
Maryville's serving produced 21 aces in the match with KC Northeast.
Alyssa Stiens had a team-high eight and dished all nine assists.
Kimble, Knowles and Church shared the team lead in kills with three. Lindsey Suchan was the dig leader with four.
Maryville had another good offensive game against West Platte with 24 kills on .160 hiitting. Byland and Van de Ven had a team-high five kills. Church and Kimble each had four, while Knowles tacked on three.
Knowles had two aces and Church made a pair of blocks.
Jessa Stiens made a tournament-high 25 digs, and Byland accounted for 10 more.
The Hounds are back in action tonight against Rock Port.
By Staff Report
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By Staff Report
Updated Sep. 30, 2012 @ 7:48 pm
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