TOWANDA, Kan.—Circle volleyball hosted an AVTCL Division IV tri that featured Wellington and Collegiate at Circle High School on Tuesday. Circle won the tri defeating both Wellington and Collegiate.
The first match featured Circle taking on Wellington. Each team got a point to start, but Circle went on a 6-0 run before Wellington called time out. After the time out Wellington broke the 6-0 run by Circle. The game went back before Wellington went on a 4-0 run to tie the match at 10 in the game.
Wellington played their second match of the night against Wichita Collegiate. Collegiate got off to a 4-1 start, before Wellington outscored Collegiate 9-6 to tie the game. Collegiate outscored Wellington 15-9 the rest of the way en route to a 25-19 win. Game two started off close, but Collegiate outscored Wellington 10-7 to lead 12-9 en route to a 25-19 win in game two.
Collegiate faced Circle for the second time within a week. The two met last Tuesday at Collegiate with Collegiate winning in two games 25-13 and 25-16. Circle got off to a 3-2, before Collegiate outscored Circle 13-9, to lead 15-12. Circle then outscored Collegiate 13-5 en route to a 25-20 game one win. Game two saw Collegiate getting off to a 3-0 start before Circle struck back with three straight points. Circle finished the game on an 8-3 run en route to a 25-17 win.
Coach Shelly Nibarger said there were some improvements from last week’s match-up with Collegiate.
“We had a week to prepare and we basically scouted them out,” Nibarger said. “We had great blocking, had a big block in game one. Summer Welch and Jamie Wright came up big blocking wise. Our hitters showed up and we minimized unforced errors tonight.”
Circle (12-7) will next be in action at Mulvane next Tuesday as they will take on Mulvane and McPherson. Wellington (1-13) will go to Clearwater next Tuesday to take on Clearwater and Winfield. Collegiate (10-6) will go to Augusta next Tuesday to take on Augusta and Andale.