CANTON — Little River and Canton-Galva finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 39th annual Canton-Galva Volleyball Invitational on Saturday.
Little River had a tough start to its day by losing to Goessel (16-25, 20-25), but bounced back with wins over Solomon (23-25, 25-23, 25-15) and Sunrise Christian (25-23, 25-9).
In bracket play, the Redskins lost to Halstead (15-25, 19-25), but rebounded back to defeat Canton-Galva (no scores posted).
Little River coach Kim Rolfs was pleased how her team overcame the early loss to Goessel, as well as how it bounced back from the loss to Halstead in the semifinals.
"They (Halstead) are a great team with a couple of hitters that hurt us," she said. "Our third-place match with Canton-Galva was not necessarily about talent, but heart and toughness and feel as though we showed just enough to come out victorious."
Lily Boughman recorded 41 kills to lead the way and Morgan Konen had 28. Abbie Hudson chipped in with 21 for good measure.
Hudson led in blocks with 9. Isabella DeBaere led in passing percentage.
The Eagles were 2-3 on the day. They opened 2-1 before losing their final two matches. C-G coach Cloe Hedlund was pleased with her team’s competitiveness, including three-setters with Goessel and Little River.
C-G lost to Halstead (12-25, 4-25), but then won matches against the Wichita Warriors (23-25, 25-14, 25-22) and Ark City Christian (16-25, 25-16, 25-22).
In bracket play, the Redskins lost to Goessel (14-25, 25-20, 13-25) and Little River 910-25, 25-16, 22-25).
Halstead defeated Goessel to win the title.