Volleyball team wins in straight sets
Eagles defeat Maxwell to open season.
The Brady girls were clicking on all cylinders Thursday night as the Eagles downed the Maxwell Wildcats in straight sets at home 25-21, 25-11, 25-16.
In fact, Brady didn’t give up a set all night, taking the freshman and junior varsity matches in straight sets as well.
“The rhythm was there,” said coach Lynne Johnson. “These girls fit together so well. There’s not a ‘me’ player in the group.”
It was the teamwork that made the match with Maxwell look easy.
With plenty of fire on both sides of the net, Maxwell put up a good fight in the first set until Brady settled in on serve receive.
“These girls are very mature,” Johnson said. “They’re good at making adjustments while still just reacting and playing the game.”
Senior Kaiti Black led the team in hitting with nine kills. Junior Megan Polt served three aces and earned 15 points as well as smacking down 11 stuff blocks.
The Eagles host Stapleton-McPherson County in head-to-head action Friday before opening the Seven Valleys Tournament at Callaway against Litchfield at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
“We’ll work on the mental aspects of the game,” Johnson said. “Then we’ll just go play.”
The Eagle freshmen defeated Maxwell 25-21, 25-17 and the reserves beat the Wildcats 25-20, 25-8.
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