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Leyton remains unbeaten after Garden County tournament

Warriors survive overtime sets against tough Creek Valley squad


Garden County High School hosted a Round Robin volleyball tournament on Saturday. The teams making up the tournament were Garden County, Leyton, Creek Valley and South Platte.

Both Leyton and Creek Valley defeated Garden County and South Platte, but when the Warriors and Storm went head-to-head, it was a battle unlike the rest of the tournament.

Leyton came out on top in two games with scores of 33-31 and 29-27.

The Warriors outscored the Storm in two key areas—attacking and ball handling. Creek Valley racked up 19 total kills while Leyton slammed down 37. Jill Behrends led Creek Valley with 9 kills and Kassandra Harris led Leyton with 10. As for ball handling, Shania Brown contributed 11 of the Storm’s 19 assists, and Katy Ernest had 28 of the Warriors’ 33.

Creek Valley led blocking in a big way. They denied 22 hits while Leyton only refused six. Both team’s leaders, Hannah Schievelbein and Diedra Waite, each had three solo blocks. Schievelbein also had 10 blocking assists.

As for digs, Creek Valley had 61 while Leyton racked up 69. Jerry Straber and Kassandra Harris led the Lady Storm and Lady Warriors, respectively, with 24 digs.

“You couldn't have asked to watch better volleyball than during our Creek Valley game. They are very quick defensively and serve aggressively. We kept our composure well, but missed too many serves at crucial points in the game. There's always something to work on,” Leyton coach, Jodi Craig said.


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