Special to the Leader & Times
The Eisenhower seventh grade volleyball teams competed Saturday in the Kepley Invite Volleyball Tournament in Ulysses.
The A team finished the day placing second. The ladies started strong against Goodland taking both games 15-10, 15-8. Next up was Southwestern Heights. The Mustangs gave the Warriors a tense battle as both teams traded victories in the opening sets. The Warriors trailed the deciding set 5-13 when MarryAna Perringo, supported by the team, ran off the final 10 points for a thrilling 15-13 comeback win.
The Warriors then struggled against Kepley 15-17, 15-12, 12-15.
Eisenhower then met up with SWH again and battled again with the Warriors advancing to the Championship game 15-12, 14-16, 15-8.
“Once again Kepley proved to be the better team taking the first set 12-15, then opened up the final set on an 8-0 run,” Warrior coach James Babinec said. “When playing to 15 points, that's always a difficult spot to be in for a comeback. Give the Tigers credit for playing a great match.”
The B team played their hearts out winning the first set against Goodland 15-11, 15-13. The Lady Warriors struggled against Kepley’s second team 7-15, 11-15. In the final match against Moscow, the Warriors fell short 11-15, 12-15.