Three sets were needed to determine a volleyball match between Liberty and Kearney on Monday, Oct. 7, at Liberty High School.

After dropping the first set, the Blue Jays rallied to win the next two for a 2-1 nonconference victory over the Bulldogs.

Kearney took the first set 25-21 before Liberty bounced back with 25-19 and 25-18 wins.

Liberty moved to 14-4 with the win.

Kearney & Smithville

Kearney beat Smithville for the second time this season on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Kearney High School.

The Bulldogs (12-7-2, 5-1) registered wins of 25-12, 25-10 after the Warriors took the first set 25-22.

Smithville dropped to 5-12-2 overall and 3-4 on the season.

The Warriors had previously won consecutive games ahead of the Kearney matchup, beating Fort Osage on Oct. 1 and Grandview Oct. 3.

Liberty North

The Eagles’ most successful season in program history moved along this past week, but it did come with a few bumps.

Liberty North played in the competitive Blue Springs South Invitational, going 1-3 in the event played Saturday, Oct. 5. The Eagles had only two losses headed into the tourney.

Liberty North bounced back with a straight-set victory (25-9, 25-13) against William Chrisman in a nonconference match Monday, Oct. 7, moving to 16-5 on the year.

In the Blue Springs South tournament, Liberty North suffered losses to Kansas power St. Thomas Aquinas and Missouri squads from Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit. They picked up a straight-set victory over Francis Howell from St. Charles.

Over the weekend of Oct. 5, Liberty North setter Addison Beagle surpassed the 1,000-assist mark in her career.

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