OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The 12th-ranked Kirkwood volleyball team dropped both of its matches against highly ranked opponents on Friday and split its matches on Saturday at the Johnson County Tournament in Kansas this past weekend.
The Eagles lost 20-25, 25-10, 25-14, 25-18, to eighth-ranked Cowley and fell 22-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-20, to third-ranked Central (Neb.) on Friday evening. Kirkwood won the first set in both matches, but then lost three straight games in the 3-1 defeats.
Wintermote rolled up 26 kills against Central and Micka had 25. Keane had 28 assists and Swenning finished with 25. Eberhardt came up with 31 digs. Haleigh Durnin had four blocks.
On Saturday, the Eagles lost to Johnson County, 25-23, 25-23, 25-23, in their first match and rebounded with a 3-1 victory over North Platte, 25-16, 19-25, 25-11, 25-22.
Ady Wintermote led Kirkwood with 15 kills against Johnson County and Margaret Micka had 11. Lauren Keane collected 26 assists. Brianna Eberhardt had 17 digs, Keane 16 and Micka 12. Haleigh Durnin had five blocks.
Wintermote finished with 16 kills against North Platte and Micka had 15. Keane distributed 43 assists. Eberhardt had 25 digs, Micka 24, Keane 17 and Wintermote 16. McKenzie Petersen had eight blocks.
Kirkwood finished with a 1-3 record in the tournament and saw its overall mark fall to 15-11.