Thresher spikers

fall to USM

LEAVENWORTH — The Bethel College volleyball team fell to Saint Mary in three sets Wednesday in KCAC play in Leavenworth.

Bethel fell 25-18, 25-12, 25-22.

Savannah Fillion led USM with 11 kills, followed by Kaitlynn Lanier with 10. Whitney Rock set 21 assists. Katy Koepke had 16 digs.

For Bethel, Abby Kurtzer had 10 kills, followed by Katie Neira with nine. Avery Myatt set 13 assists. Rachel Bustillos had nine digs, followed by Kelsie Anderson with eight. Neira downed three blocks.

Saint Mary is 7-8, 4-4 in KCAC play. Bethel is 3-10, 1-7 in KCAC play. Bethel hosts McPherson at 7 p.m. Friday.

BETHEL (3-10, 1-7 KCAC) — (kills-aces-blocks) Katie Neira 9-0-3; Sami Strauss 1-0-1; Anna Stucky 1-1-2; Taylor Buessing 0-0-0; Abby Kurtzer 10-0-1; Avery Myatt 0-0-0; Rachel Bustillos 0-1-0; Sydnee Johnston-Getchell 0-0-0; Kelsie Anderson 3-0-2; Shayla Schweitzer 0-0-0; Kaylee VanderVeen 0-0-0; Katrina Heinrichs 0-0-0. Totals 24-2-5.0.

SAINT MARY (7-8, 4-4 KCAC) — (kills-aces-blocks) Ashley Rosado 0-0-0; Marissa Martin 0-0-0; Kaitlynn Lanier 10-0-2; Maleka Benjamin 7-0-1; Brittani Pascua 2-0-0; Savannah Fillion 11-0-1; Whitney Rock 0-2-0; Bianca Asheim 4-0-0; Raegan Barrows 1-0-0; Devyn Colvin 0-0-0; Emilie Kiehlbauch 2-0-0; Alyssa Chung 0-2-0; Katy Koepke 0-1-0; Angela Wade 3-1-0. Totals 40-6-3.0

Assist leaders – BC: Myatt 13, Anderson 8. USM: Rock 21, Pascua 12.

Dig leaders — BC: Bustillos 9, Anderson 8. USM: Koepke 16, Wade 9.

Bethel;18;12;22;—0

St. Mary;25;25;25;—3

Bethel runner

takes honors

WICHITA – Bethel College cross country runner Jennifer Meysing was named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s runner of the week for the week ending Sunday.

Meysing, a freshman from Goessel, placed 69th out of 147 runners Friday at the Emporia State Invitational. She finished in a time of 23:02 (5,000 meters).

Meysing was the highest finisher from an NAIA school. The field comprised mostly of NCAA Division II and junior college runners.

RVOLLEYBALL

Kansas Volleyball

Association

Prep rankings

NOTE: The new classifications will be reflected in next week’s poll.

Class 6A — 1. Blue Valley North 14-3 (last week 1), 2. Blue Valley West 18-2 (3), 3. Olathe Northwest 11-3 (2), 4. Olathe North 18-3 (4), 5. Manhattan 17-6 (7), 6. Washburn Rural 14-4 (8), 7. Lawrence 11-4 (10), 8. Blue Valley 11-6 (6), 9. Lawrence Free State 19-7 (5), 10. Shawnee Mission Northwest 16-7 (NR).

Class 5A — 1. St. James Academy 18-4 (1), 2. Lansing 14-1 (2), 3. De Soto 16-2 (4), 4. Newton 22-4 (7), 5. Maize 21-6 (5), 6. Goddard 18-2 (3), 7. St. Thomas Aquinas 13-9 (6), 8. Andover 15-4 (8), 9. Shawnee Heights 11-7 (10), 10. Pittsburg 16-2 (9).

Class 4A, Division I — 1. Rose Hill 18-0 (1), 2. Louisburg 20-6 (3), 3. Basehor-Linwood 17-8 (2), 4. McPherson 16-4 (5), 5. Bishop Miege 1-9 (4), 6. Abilene 12-6 (6), 7. Maize South 15-7 (7), 8. Independence 21-1 (10), 9. Hays 10-4 (8), 10. Ulysses 16-4 (NR).

Class 4A, Division II — 1. Topeka-Hayden 18-6 (1), 2. Concordia 16-4 (2), 3. Burlington 21-3 (4), 4. Wichita Trinity Academy 13-2 (5), 5. Nickerson 15-4 (6), 6. Andale 18-6 (3), 7. Santa Fe Trail 13-5 (7), 8. Holcomb 13-5 (8), 9. Chapman 12-2 (9), 10. Pratt 14-10 (10).

Class 3A — 1. Kingman 24-0 (1), 2. Silver Lake 18-4 (2), 3. HESSTON 16-1 (3), 4. Thomas More Prep-Marian 22-1 (4), 5. Nemaha Central 23-1 (5), 6. Douglass 13-2 (6), 7. Cheney 15-4 (8), 8. Garden Plain 12-6 (7), 9. Beloit 16-2 (10), 10. Royal Valley 12-4 (9).

Class 2A — 1. Heritage Christian 19-2 (1), 2. St. Mary’s-Colgan 21-3 (2), 3. Plainville 17-0 (3), 4. Kiowa County 17-2 (4), 5. Inman 16-2 (5), 6. Udall 21-0 (6), 7. Smith Center 17-5 (8), 8. Valley Falls 15-5 (7), 9. Valley Heights 16-6 (10), 10. Jefferson County North 13-5 (9).

Class 1A, Division I — 1. GOESSEL 20-0 (1), 2. Centralia 18-1 (2), 3. South Central 19-1 (3), 4. Olpe 20-4 (4), 5. Hanover 20-7 (5), 6. Thunder Ridge 14-3 (8), 7. Beloit St. John’s-Tipton Catholic 13-3 (7), 8. Rural Vista 17-4 (9), 9. South Barber 12-4 (NR), 10. Pretty Prairie 10-4 (10).

Class 1A, Division II — 1. Wheatland-Grinnell 13-0 (1), 2. Sylvan-Lucas Unified 22-1 (2), 3. Argonia 16-4 (4), 4. Otis-Bison 17-7 (3), 5. Northern Valley 11-5 (6), 6. Logan 12-5 (7), 7. Attica 11-6 (5), 8. Ingalls 9-6 (8), 9. Marais des Cygnes Valley 13-10 (9), 10. Cunningham 10-7 (NR).

Central Kansas

League Standings

;league;overall

;W-L;W-L

Kingman;7–0;26–0

Hesston;6–1;17–2

Pratt;5–2;16–10

Nickerson;4–2;17–4

Halstead;4–2;20–8

Hillsboro;2–4;7–12

Lyons;2–4;8–14

Larned;2–4;8–16

Hoisington;2–5;6–20

Haven;1–5;5–18

Smoky Val.;0–6;1–22