Liberty volleyball ends Kearney's 5-game win streak

Liberty sophomore Ashley Mullen sets the ball during a game against Kearney Monday, Sept. 28 at Liberty High School.

LIBERTY — The Liberty and Kearney volleyball teams entered a match on Monday, Sept. 28 with each team on three-plus game winning streaks. The Blue Jays were able keep their streak going with a 3-1 win over the Bulldogs.

Liberty (6-2) took the first set 25-13, but Kearney tied it up with a 25-19 win in the second. The Blue Jays won a contested third set that finished 27-25 before closing out the match with a 25-15 final set.

Kearney senior Andi Kreiling led the Bulldogs with 14 kills while sophomore Kylie Walker earned 19 digs and sophomore Ella Wolters had 10 assists. Sophomore Merrick Gacke and junior Andra Schreiber tied for a team-high four blocks.

The Blue Jays lost the streak after losing to Lee’s Summit West on Tuesday. Liberty will head to Raymore-Peculiar Thursday, Oct. 1.

Kearney (6-3) lost its five-game win streak as the Bulldogs hadn’t dropped a match since Sept. 10. Kearney continued a three-game road stretch as it beat Ruskin 3-0 Tuesday, Sept. 29 before heading to Central (St. Joseph) on Wednesday night.

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