AURORA | The Grandview volleyball team rebounded from a four-set loss to Cherokee Trail in the finale of the Centennial League season with a three-set sweep of the rival Cougars to open the Centennial League Challenge Thursday.
Just two days after coach Rob Graham’s Wolves lost on their home court to Cherokee Trail in the league finale, they produced a 25-17, 25-22, 28-26 victory over coach Terry Miller’s visiting Cougars.
Senior Kylee Harr and sophomore Elsa Lamphere pounded 10 kills apiece, junior Hannah Skurcenski added nine kills and seven blocks and senior Georgia Davis dished out 34 assists to pace Grandview.
All four matches in the first round of the Centennial League — with matchups created by the final league standings — ended in three-set sweeps.
Eaglecrest downed Smoky Hill 25-13, 25-21, 25-5 behind 15 kills from sophomore Audrey Black, eight service aces and 28 assists from junior Maya Waddington and 15 digs from sophomore Savannah Holt; Arapahoe swept Overland 25-16, 25-12, 25-9 and Cherry Creek downed Mullen 25-16, 25-18, 25-16.
The tournament continues Oct. 17, with Grandview home to Arapahoe, Cherokee Trail on the road at Overland, Smoky Hill playing host to Cherokee Trail and Eaglecrest visiting Mullen. All matches begin at 6:45 p.m.
Courtney Oakes is Aurora Sentinel Sports Editor. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or email@example.com. Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel
2017 CENTENNIAL LEAGUE CHALLENGE
Thursday, Oct. 12
Arapahoe def. OVERLAND 25-16, 25-12, 25-9
Cherry Creek def. Mullen 25-16, 25-18, 25-16
EAGLECREST def. SMOKY HILL 25-13, 25-21, 25-5
GRANDVIEW def. CHEROKEE TRAIL 25-17, 25-22, 28-26
Tuesday, Oct. 17
Arapahoe at GRANDVIEW, 6:45 p.m.
CHEROKEE TRAIL at OVERLAND, 6:45 p.m.
Cherry Creek at SMOKY HILL, 6:45 p.m.
EAGLECREST at Mullen, 6:45 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 19
Arapahoe at CHEROKEE TRAIL, 6:45 p.m.
Cherry Creek at EAGLECREST, 6:45 p.m.
GRANDVIEW at OVERLAND, 6:45 p.m.
Mullen at SMOKY HILL, 6:45 p.m.