Hornets Volleyball V Raytown South Recap


Gerald Lewis

Kylee Estes tipping the ball

Mary Gerend, Writer

After a close loss to St. Pius August 31, lady hornets looked to redeem themselves versus Raytown South on September 2. The lady hornets had a strong start for the set 1. A key play was made by Calissa Minatee, who tipped the ball the center of the court, which was left uncovered by Raytown South. This kill led Northtown to regain the serve, where they scored another point to seal the first set 25-10.

The second set started out rough, with Northtown down 11-18. Once they regained the serve, Abbi Schweisberger had run of 6 straight serves to put the score at 17-19. It was a brutal back and forth between both teams until they tied it up at 23-23. A kill by Yanni Washington set the score to 24-23, and the set was finished by an ace from Kizzie Washington.

The lady hornets start the third set out strong leading 12-7. The lead snowballed to 24-11, featuring kills from Calissa Minatee, Yanni Washington, and Kylee Estes. The final point was scored by Kizzie Washington, who aced Raytown South’s libero.

The team had great energy and attitudes throughout the game. Coach Gralheer says, “I think we had a lot of good energy tonight, our serving was really, really good. And we sided out a high percentage, so that’s what got us a win.”