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Larned High Indians lose CKL matches
Prep Volleyball
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Larneds Allison Aldrich (12) gets a kill against Allie DeWeese (3) against Kingman. - photo by Photo by JANET FLESKE

LINDSBORG — The Larned Indians remained winless in Central Kansas League play with losses to Smoky Valley and Halstead Tuesday night.
Smoky Valley downed the Indians 25-18, 25-20 in a rematch of last year’s substate championship match that Larned won.
“This match was all about power from the other team and trying to handle it,” said Larned coach Paul Deveaux. “We played well throughout both sets, but just didn’t get that extra something to push it over the top.”
Statisical leaders in the match were Jessica Gobin with four aces, four digs; Erin Smith with two aces, 11 digs;  Kelsey Parr with five assists; Maci Perez with two kills on 10 attempts; Alysa Byrum with five assists and four kills on 12 attempts.
Halstead handed Larned a 25-11, 25-21 setback to drop the indians to 0-4 in CKL matches.
“We came out sluggish  anddidn’t find any rhythm in the first set,” Deveaux said. “We got it going in the second set. We capitalized on a lot of opponent mistakes but couldn’t find that fire to finish them off.”
Leaders in the Halstead match were Maci Perez with four aces, two kills; Allyson Aldrich with three kills and 10 digs; Alysa Byrum with four kills and five assists; Erin Smith with 12 digs; Jessica Gobin with eight digs; Alex Quinn with nine digs, and Kelsey Parr with five assists.  
“ Kelsey Parr has been playing with more hustle and fire than I’ve ever seen,” he said. “She was all over the court and played very instinctive volleyball, saving several points. She has truly developed this year and I expect a lot of big things from her in the near future.”