Nearly all the greater McPherson County area high schools hit the nets on Tuesday with their 2018 season opening matches.

Among the successes were Inman taking two wins, while Little River went 2-1 in a quad match and Canton-Galva split two matches. Elyria Christian dropped both matches of their home opener.

Inman Takes Two Matches

CENTRE—The Inman High volleyball team traveled to Centre for a triangular on Tuesday and came home with victories over both host Centre and Canton/Galva.

The Lady Teutons swept Centre 25-21, 25-19 before needing three matches to take down Canton/Galva 25-12, 20-25, 25-16.

According to Lady Teuton Head Coach Emily Butler the girls had a great night of volleyball as they continue to fine tune their game. Madi Burge lead Inman with five aces while Emma Froese scored 23 assists.

Next up for the Lady Teutons will be a triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at Chapparral with Chapparral and Sterling.

Canton-Galva Splits Opening Matches

Lose won and then bounce back to win one is how the Canton-Galva high school volleyball team began their 2018 campaign.

The Lady Eagles lost a three-set match with Inman 13-25, 25-20, 16-25, before bouncing back to take a hard fought, very close three-set victory over Centre 25-17, 24-26, 25-23.

Look for a battle on Tuesday, September 4 when Canton-Galva returns to the net, hosting a rematch with Centre.

Elyria Drops Season Openers

It was a rough 2018 season opening day for the Elyria Christian volleyball team as they dropped both matches with WAHAA and Central Christian.

In the first match, the Lady Eagles lost in straight sets to WAHAA 20-25, 26-24, 16-25, despite Brekken Anderson recording 11 digs.

Central Christian overpowered Elyria Christian in the second match of the day, scoring a straight set 14-25, 14-25 victory. Kylee Penner led the Lady Eagles with two solo blocks and four kills.

“For our first night out we were up and down,” noted Elyria Christian Head Coach Jayme Gardner. “In our first game we were excited, energetic, and worked our tails off. Against Central Christian, we didn’t have any steam. We have to learn to commit to giving it all we have all night long. There are many positive things, but we will keep working hard in practice and they will come along.”

Next up for Elyria Christian volleyballers will be on Tuesday, Sept. 4 on the road at Goessel for a quad with Goessel, Herington and Little River.

Little River Goes 2-1

LITTLE RIVER— The Little River high school volleyball team went 2-1 in their home opener for the 2018 season.

Playing for the first time on a new gym floor, the Lady Redskins scored wins over Arkansas City Christian Academy (25-15, 25-10) and Fairfield (25-18, 25-18), while losing to Udall (10-25, 17-25).

The Little River junior varsity went 1-1 with a victory over Fairfield and a loss to Udall.

Next up will be on Tuesday, Sept. 4 when they travel to Goessel for a quad with Elyria Christian, Herington and Goessel.

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