The Burr Oak volleyball team finished last season without a win in Southern Central Athletic Conference play. But the right mix of youth and veteran players this fall has made a significant difference. The Bobcats beat league opponent Bellevue Tuesday 26-24, 25-19, 25-15 to improve to 3-1 in the league.
Down 21-15 in the first game, coach Kris Owen’s team rallied with consistent serving and defense. It was fairly smooth sailing after that.
“This week we’ve really been focusing on refocusing after an error,” Owens said. “It’s one point at a time and fight your way back. We were pretty strong serving all night long. I think there were a total of five errors all night. They weren’t picking their spot every time, but it was at least over and in.”
Seniors Michaela Ultz and Jade Summey led the Bobcats with six and five kills, respectively. Setter Brooke Cooper, an eighth-grader, registered six assists, two aces and a dig, and classmate Sydney Owens finished with three aces, two kills and four digs
Ultz added a pair of blocks and digs, junior Jade Lown recorded two aces and five digs and sophomore Chelsey Boyd put up a kill and two digs while leading the group with 22 service receptions. Summey also had a pair of aces and two digs and Jasmine Patton contributed two kills.