Volleyball roundup: Olathe hands Grand Valley 1st league loss; Pirates top Rams | PostIndependent.com

Volleyball roundup: Olathe hands Grand Valley 1st league loss; Pirates top Rams

OLATHE — Sophomore setter Kylyn Rigsby finished with a season-high 48 assists and Kyra Chenoweth contributed 21 kills for the Grand Valley High School volleyball team, but the Olathe Pirates rebounded from a first-set deficit for a 21-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-23 Class 3A Western Slope League victory over the Cardinals on Saturday.

“We had our chances, and good things are happening for us right now,” Grand Valley coach Dave Walck said. “But we had our chances and we weren’t able to capitalize.”

The loss snapped a four-match overall winning streak for the Cardinals (8-8 overall, 3-1 3A WSL), a run where Grand Valley had swept each of its opponents. The loss, however, leaves Coal Ridge (12-6 overall, 6-0 league) as the only remaining team that is unbeaten in league play.

Olathe moved to 15-3 overall and 5-1 in league play with the victory, with the Pirates’ only loss coming at Coal Ridge on Sept. 20.

Grand Valley will continue league play Tuesday at Roaring Fork in Carbondale before playing at Coal Ridge in Peach Valley on Thursday.

Olathe def Roaring Fork 25-15, 18-25, 25-9, 25-5

OLATHE — Roaring Fork was able to rally for a second-set victory against Olathe on Saturday, but the Pirates took advantage of Roaring Fork’s errors in the third and fourth sets to come away with their second league victory of the day.

Rams coach Jenn Dority said of Olathe’s 92 cumulative points, 59 of them were scored on Roaring Fork’s errors.

“This young team, whose potential has barely been tapped, needs to get its groove back,” the coach said.

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