FORT SCOTT — The brutal start to the Labette Cardinals’ 2019 volleyball campaign compounded at the second Fort Scott Tournament of the season over the weekend as Labette lost four matches to drop to 0-11 on the season.

Labette lost its first match on Friday to Ottawa JV in five sets 3-2 (23-25, 25-21, 25-21, 23-25, 15-13). 

Katelynn Wissman paced Labette in kills with 15 while only committing two errors to go along with five digs, while Alexis Kapales had 14 kills with 10 errors and 21 digs.

Hannah Spriggs led the Cardinals with 20 assists with Ania Howard chipping in 14, while Tessa Newman had 20 digs with Rileigh Vail adding 16.

In Labette’s second Friday match, the Cardinals fell to Southeast 3-1 (22-25, 25-8, 25-12, 27-25). 

Kapales led the Cardinals with six kills while Wissman added five. Spriggs had a team-high 10 assists while Howard had eight, while Newman had 10 digs. The Cardinals struggled with ball control in the match as they registered a minus-0.18 kill percentage.

Theresa Frary led Southeast with 19 kills, Maggie Bose had 38 assists while Alyssa Wilshusen had 13 digs.

On Saturday, Labette opened with a 3-0 (25-6, 25-4, 25-10) loss to reigning national champion Coffeyville.

Only three players notched kills for Labette, with Kapales tallying two while Laci Strickland and Josey Weimer had one apiece. Newman led with nine digs. The Cardinals’ offense again struggled with a minus-.239 kill percentage.

For Coffeyville, Faith Simpson led the Red Ravens with eight kills. Chloe Price and Aleyshka Quinones had 17 assists apiece, while Danielle Dodge had 10 digs.

In Labette’s final match of the tournament, the Cardinals were swept by host Fort Scott 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-12). 

Kapales led Labette with seven kills and 10 digs, while Wissman had three. Spriggs tallied 11 assists, while Newman had 11 digs. For the third time in four matches at Fort Scott, Labette’s offense had a negative kill percentage at minus-.059.

Juliana Squire led the Greyhounds with 11 kills while Bailee Swanson had seven. Sophie Mader had 30 assists, while Abbie Casper tallied 11 digs.

Labette, still winless on the season, faces Fort Scott again at home on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in a KJCCC match. The Cardinals then host the Labette Triangular on Saturday with Southeast and Allen County.

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