K-P wins first set, canít hang on against River Valley
CORRECTIONVILLE ó The Kingsley-Pierson volleyball team picked up a win in the first set, but couldnít hang on after that as they dropped their Western Valley Conference contest to River Valley by a 3-1 score on Monday.
The Panthers won 25-19 in the first frame, but River Valley controlled the match after that as they took the next three sets by scores of 25-17, 25-13 and 25-19.
The Panthers ended with as many hitting errors as kills for a .000 overall efficiency. River Valley hit .219 for the contest.
The Wolverines were led by a .458 efficiency for Alaina Goettsch as she led the team with 11 kills. Addisyn Goettsch and Maddie Thomas added seven kills apiece.
The Panthers had eight kills from their top attacker, Allison Reinking, as she added a solo block and block assist at the net. Avery Schroeder added seven kills while Gabby Boustead finished with five. Jorja Howe and Karah Hill had three kills apiece to complete the lineup. Reagan Vos assisted on eight plays while Howe picked up seven assists.
Boustead had half of the teamís six ace serves as she was a perfect 15-of-15 on her serve attempts. Reinking, Vos and Hill added an ace apiece.
River Valley scored 15 aces. Nine of those came from Addisyn Goetsch who was successful on all but one of her 26 serve attempts in the match.
River Valley picks up their first win in the series since the 2016 season when the two teams met four times and split those four meetings.
Kingsley-Pierson fell to 5-12 overall with the loss and 1-5 in conference matches. River Valley improved to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the conference.
Kingsley-Pierson will host half of the first round of the WVC Tournament on Saturday. The top teams from Saturday will advance to Mondayís semifinal and championship rounds at River Valley on Monday.