Volleyball season closes for BHS
Baldwin High School's most successful volleyball season ever came to a reluctant close in Class 4A Sub-state play in Eudora Saturday night.
After winning the first round of sub-state over host Eudora 15-5, 15-8, BHS fell in the semifinals 15-13, 15-9, to Spring Hill. Despite that loss, second-year head coach Jill Brown was pleased with the Bulldog's season.
"We ended up with a 24-14 record," said Brown. "That nearly doubled the amount of wins we had last year. We also placed in all three tournaments we played in, with two second-place finishes and one fourth-place finish."
But, it wasn't to be Saturday. The big win over Eudora was something to savor, however.
"We played very well against Eudora," said Brown. "We attacked the ball well. Emily Brown had nine kills with only one error for a .400 kill efficiency. Rachel Miles had a kill efficiency of .333.
"We were also aggressive in our serving and were able to disrupt their offense," she said.
That wasn't the case against Spring Hill.
"We dig ourselves into a hole in both games with Spring Hill," said coach Brown. "In the first game, we were down 0-7 before losing 13-15. I was proud of the way the team fought back in this game.
"It's real tough to win a volleyball game when you start off with a seven-point deficit, but they came pretty close to doing that."
For the tourney, E. Brown led the way with 17 kills, followed by Anna Skaggs with four, and Rachel Miles and Katie Kurtz, both with three. Brown had eight blocks and Miles three. Katie Martin topped the assists with 16.