Volleyball roundup: SMNW sweeps Olathe South, falls to ONW in three sets
Shawnee Mission Northwest's volleyball team defeated Olathe South (25-21, 25-23) before giving Olathe Northwest a run for its money in a three-set loss (23-25, 25-11, 25-15) Thursday in its home triangular.
Ava Graves paced the Cougars offensively with 14 kills and three aces, and led SM Northwest on the defensive end as well with six digs against the Falcons. Sabrina Creason dished out a team-high 22 assists.
The Cougars carried momentum into their match against the Ravens, who are ranked No. 2 in Class 6A. The Cougars used a balanced offensive attack to take the first set, but could not hand the Ravens their first loss in the Sunflower League. The Ravens clinched the Sunflower League title with the victory.
Mill Valley falls to Blue Valley
Mill Valley proved to be a tough test for a top-10 Class 6A team as well Thursday, but was unable to upend Blue Valley.
The Jaguars lost to the No. 8-ranked Tigers in straight sets (25-23, 25-22).
Mill Valley will compete in De Soto's Spikefest tournament Saturday.
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