VOLLEYBALL

Kansas Volleyball Association

Prep Rankings

Class 6A — 1. Blue Valley West 3-0 (Last week 2), 2. Blue Valley 3-0 (6), 3. Manhattan 0-0 (4), 4. Shawnee Mission Northwest 2-0 (NR), 5. Blue Valley North 2-1 (3), 6. Olathe Northwest 1-1 (1), 7. Lawrence 3-0 (NR), 8. Washburn Rural 4-1 (NR), 9. Gardner-Edgerton 1-1 (7), 10. Shawnee Mission South 3-0 (NR).

Class 5A — 1. St. James Academy 3-0 (2), 2. Lansing 3-1 (4), 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1-1 (3), 4. NEWTON 7-1 (5), 5. Maize 7-1 (8), 6. De Soto 5-0 (9), 7. Pittsburg 4-0 (NR), 8. Goddard-Eisenhower 2-1 (6), 9. Goddard 3-0 (NR), 10. Shawnee Heights 2-2 (1).

Class 4A, Division I — 1. Rose Hill 2-0 (1), 2. Andover Central 2-1 (4), 3. Bishop Miege 0-2 (2), 4. Louisburg 6-1 (3), 5. Basehor-Linwood 7-3 (NR), 6. Abilene 2-1 (5), 7. McPherson 6-2 (7), 8. Maize South 5-3 (9), 9. Ulysses 6-0 (10), 10. Kansas City-Piper 1-1 (8).

Class 4A, Division II — 1. Topeka-Hayden 0-0 (1), 2. Concordia 7-1 (3), 3. Andale 7-0 (5), 4. Burlington 8-0 (NR), 5. Nickerson 6-2 (2), 6. Wichita Trinity Academy 5-0 (8), 7. Santa Fe Trail 1-1 (6), 8. Pratt 8-2 (NR), 9. Holcomb 0-0 (9), 10. Holton 0-2 (10).

Class 3A — 1. Silver Lake 5-0 (3), 2. Cheney 4-0 (4), 3. Kingman 5-0 (5), 4. HESSTON 9-1 (1), 5. Thomas More Prep-Marian 4-1 (2), 6. Douglass 2-0 (6), 7. Nemaha Central 7-1 (7), 8. Royal Valley 6-4 (NR), 9. St. Mary’s 0-0 (9), 10. Mission Valley 6-1 (NR).

Class 2A — 1. Heritage Christian 7-0 (1), 2. Central Plains 3-0 (2), 3. St. Mary’s-Colgan 1-0 (7), 4. Plainville 5-0 (NR), 5. Kiowa County 2-0 (4), 6. Jefferson County North 1-1 (6), 7. Hoxie 3-1 (NR), 8. Maranatha Christian Academy 1-0 (10), 9. Salina Sacred Heart 2-0 (NR), 10. Oswego 3-2 (9).

Class 1A, Division I — 1. Centralia 7-0 (1), 2. GOESSEL 3-0 (2), 3. Hanover 7-2 (3), 4. Olpe 7-0 (9), 5. Beloit St. John’s—Tipton Catholic 3-0 (6), 6. South Central 0-0 (4), 7. South Barber 0-0 (5), 8. Chetopa 8-2 (NR), 9. Rural Vista 2-0 (10), 10. Pretty Prairie 5-2 (NR).

Class 1A, Division II — 1. Wheatland-Grinnell 4-0 (3), 2. Sylvan-Lucas Unified 2-0 (2), 3. Otis-Bison 4-0 (4), 4. Northern Valley 1-1 (1), 5. Blue Valley-Randolph 1-1 (6), 6. Axtell 3-5 (5), 7. Wallace County 3-2 (7), 8. Cunningham 0-0 (8), 9. Ingalls 4-1 (NR), 10. Western Plains-Healy 4-3 (NR).

Central Kansas League

Standings

Kingman;1–0;7–0

Hesston;2–0;11–1

Halstead;2–0;7–3

Pratt;1–1;9–3

Larned;1–1;3–5

Hillsboro;1–1;3–5

Nickerson;0–1;7–3

Haven;0–1;4–5

Lyons;0–1;3–4

Hoisington;0–1;1–7

Smoky Valley;0–1;1–9

Bethel women

claim win

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Bethel College women’s soccer coach Alex Hagen claimed his first win as a college head coach as the Threshers stopped Stephens College 4-1 Wednesday evening in Columbia.

The Threshers led 2-0 at the half. Stephens got back in the game with a goal in the 58th minute, but the Threshers put things away with goals in the 62nd and 76th minutes.

Kacie Torrens scored a pair of goals for the Threshers. Lacey Pfannenstiel and Alayna Wallace each added a goal. Maddie McDaniel and Lieacha Cook each dished a pair of assists.

Sierra Thibault scored for Stephens with an assist from Emily York.

Bethel held a 28-5 advantage in total shots, 19-4 on goal. Kyla Williams posted her first win in goal for the Threshers, posting three saves. Maeghan Ely had eight saves in the first half for Stephens. Gercia Curry had seven saves in the second half.

Stephens falls to 1-2-1. Bethel improves to 1-2.

Bethel hosts Southwestern Christian at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Goering Field. SCU is 1-1.

Bethel;2;2;—4

Stephens;0;1;—1

1. B Kacie Torrens (Maddie McDaniel) 10:23

2. B Lacey Pfannenstiel (Lieacha Cook) 33:58

3. S Sierra Thibault (Emily York) 57:06

4. B Torrens (McDaniel) 61:45

5. B Alayna Wallace (Cook) 75:51

Total shots — BC 15-13—28, SC 0-5—5. Shots on goal — BC 10-9—19, SC 0-4—4. Saces — BC: Kyla Williams (W) 0-3—3. SC: Meaghan Ely (L, 45:00, 2 ga) 8-x—8; Gerica Curry (45:00, 2 ga) x-7—7. Corner kicks — BC 4, SC 2. Fouls — BC 8, SC 3. Offside – BC 5, SC 1. Cautions — none.

Bethel spikers

fall to Friends

The Bethel College volleyball team fell to rival Friends in four sets Wednesday in KCAC play at Thresher Gym.

Bethel fell 25-23, 25-17, 21-25, 25-20.

Friends was led by Ashleigh Hunter with eight kills, followed by Casey Stewart and Olivia Naccarato with seven each. Newton High School Jana Boston set 23 assists, followed by Kylee Glahn with 14. Boston also served four aces. Brittany Harris had 20 digs, followed by Newton grad Megan Regier with 12. Madison Woody downed three blocks.

For Bethel, Katie Neira had 16 kills. Kelsie Anderson set 17 assists, followed by Avery Myatt with 11. Myatt had 17 digs, followed by Taylor Buessing with 16, Abby Kurtzer with 12 and Anderson with 11. Sami Strauss downed four blocks, followed by Neira with three.

Friends improves to 2-8, 1-0 in KCAC play. Bethel drops to 2-5, 0-2 in KCAC play. Bethel plays Wednesday at Oklahoma Wesleyan.

FRIENDS (2-8, 1-0 KCAC) — (kills-aces-blocks) Megan Regier 1-1-0; Casey Stewart 7-0-2; Brittany Harris 0-1-0; Michaela Girard 0-0-0; Madalyn Swinicki 6-0-2; Addie Dulac 0-1-0; Kylee Glahn 0-1-0; Ashleigh Hunter 8-0-0; Jana Boston 0-4-0; Morgyn Rasbury 0-0-0; JaNay Maggett 2-0-0; Madison Woody 5-0-3; Olivia Naccarato 7-0-2; Emily Thompson 0-0-0; Abigail Knittel 0-0-0; Tiffany Hurd 6-0-1. Totals 42-8-9.0.

BETHEL (2-5, 0-2 KCAC) — (kills-aces-blocks) Avery Myatt 4-2-2; Taylor Buessing 0-1-0; Abby Kurtzer 7-2-1; Anna Stucky 4-0-0; Sami Strauss 2-0-4; Kaylee VanderVeen 0-0-0; Kelsie Anderson 3-0-1; Rachel Bustillos 1-1-2; Leisle Hoffman 0-1-0; Katie Neira 16-1-3. Totals 37-8-11.0.

Setting leaders — BC: Anderson 17, Myatt 11. Fr.: Boston 23, Glahn 14.

Dig leaders — BC: Myatt 17, Buessing 16, Kurtzer 12, Anderson 11. Fr.: Harris 20, Regier 12.

Friends;25;25;19;25;—3

Bethel;23;17;25;20;—1

HC spikers

swept by Cowley

HESSTON — The Hesston College volleyball team fell to 16th-ranked (NJCAA Division II) Cowley College in three sets Wednesday at Yost Center.

Hesston fell 25-21, 25-18, 25-17.

Kylee Kasselman had six kills to lead the Larks. Faith Hallmark set 18 assists. Kylie Brenneman had 14 digs, followed by Hallmark with 10. Brenneman served two aces. Hannah Yoder downed three blocks, followed by Haley Unruh with two.

Hesston women

blanked by HCC

HUTCHINSON — In a game with national ranking implications, the Hesston College women’s soccer team fell to Hutchinson Community College 4-0 Tuesday in NJCAA Region VI play in Hutchinson.

Both teams entered play unbeaten. Hutchinson received votes in the NJCAA Division I pre-season poll.

Hutchinson scored two goals in each half. Mikayla Moresco, Yadira Delgado, Jasmine Blindt and Megan Maslak each scored a goal for the Blue Dragons. Maslak added an assist. Brailey Moeder assisted on the other goals.

Hutchinson outshot the Larks 20-4, 13-1 on goal. Clara Bergmuller had one save for the clean sheet for Hutchinson. Vivi Rodriguez had three saves for Hesston. Miranda Dolsman had six saves.

Hutchinson is 4-0. Hesston drops to 4-1 and hosts Pratt Community College at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Hesston;0;0;—0

Hutchinson;2;2;—4

1. Hut. Moresco, Mikayla (Moeder, Brailey) 27:07

2. Hut. Delgado, Yadira (Maslak, Megan) 34:53

3. Hut. Blindt, Jasmine (Moeder, Brailey) 54:24

4. Hut. Maslak, Megan (Moeder, Brailey) 77:35

Total shots — Hes. 3-1—4, Hut. 9-11—20. Shots on goal — Hes. 1-0—1, Hut. 5-8—13. Saves — Hes.: Vivi Rodrigiez (L, 45:00, 2 ga) 3-x—3; Miranda Dolsman (45:00, 2 ga) x-6—6. Corner kicks - Hes. 1, Hut. 9. Fouls — Hes. 5, Hut. 11. Offside — Hes. 0, Hut. 4. Cautions — none.

Shockers post

3-0 weekend

INDIANAPOLIS — The Wichita State volleyball team posted a 3-0 weekend to improve to 6-0 overall.

At the IUPUI Classic, Wichita State downed IUPUI in three sets (25-15, 25-15, 25-19), Marquette in five sets (20-25, 18-25, 25-20, 25-18, 19-17) and Miami (Ohio) in four sets (21-25, 25-16, 25-13, 27-25).

Against IUPUI, Newton High grad Abbie Lehman had 14 kills, followed by Mikaela Raudsepp with 10 and Tabitha Brown with 10. Lehman also downed two blocks. Newton grad Emily Hiebert set 35 assists.

Against Maquette, Brown had 21 kills, followed by Lehman with 12 and Hiebert with nine. Lehman, Emma Wright and Brooke Smith each downed five blocks. Hiebert had 44 asissts and 15 digs. Giorgia Civita had 29 digs for the Shockers.

Against Miami, Brown had 24 kills, followed by Raudsepp with 14 and Lehman with nine. Lehman downed six blocks, followed by Hiebert with three. Hiebert set 47 assists and had eight digs. Civita has 15 digs.

Wichita State travels to Eugene, Ore., this weekend, facing Duquesne and 14th-ranked Oregon Friday and Cal Poly Saturday.

Wichita State moved to 23rd in the AVCA-NCAA Division I poll.

Wingnuts win

playoff opener

GARY, Ind. — The Wichita Wingnuts opened the American Association playoffs with a 4-2 win over the Gary SouthShore RailCats Wednesday night at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary.

Wichita starter Danny Gutierrez went seven innings for the win, allowing two hits with seven strikeouts. Mike Devine gave up a run on a hit with a strikeout in the eighth inning. Ryan Kussmaul pitched the ninth inning for the save, allowing a hit, a run, two walks and three strikeouts.

Ayrton Costa lasted just 4 2-3 innings in the loss, allowing two runs on five hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Jake Mathys went 2 1-3 innings, allowing one earned run on four hits with four strikeouts. Carlos Pinales pitched two scoreless innings, striking out three.

Matt Chavez hit an RBI single for Wichita in the fourth inning. Richard Prigatano drove in a run on a fielder’s choice. Martin Medina hit a two-run single with two outs in the top of the seventh.

Gary scored a run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning. Frank Martinez drove in a run with a single in the ninth.

Medina and Leo Vargas each went three for four hitting for the Wingnuts.

Game two of the best-of-five series is 7:10 p.m. today in Gary.

Wichita;000;200;200;—4;9;0

Gary;000;000;011;—2;4;2

Gutierrez (W, 1-0), Devine 8, Kussmaul (S, 1) 9 and M.Medinal Costa (L, 0-1), Mathys 5, Pinales 8 and Gimenez. Time — 2:47. Attedance — 757.

AA Playoffs

Semifinals

Best of Five

Winnipeg vs. Lincoln

Wednesday Winnipeg 5, Lincoln 4 (Winnipeg leads series 1-0)

Thursday at Lincoln 6:45 p.m.

Saturday at Winnipeg 6:05 p.m.

Sunday at Winnipeg (if necessary) 4:05 p.m.

Monday at Winnipeg (if necessary) 7:05 p.m.

Wichita vs. Gary SouthShore

Wednesday Wichita 4, Gary 2 (Wichita leads series 1-0)

Thursday at Gary 7:10 p.m.

Saturday at Wichita 7:05 p.m.

Sunday at Winnipeg (if necessary) 5:05 p.m.

Monday at Winnipeg (if necessary) 7:05 p.m.