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No. 1 Oilers stay unbeaten after five match sweep at Russell
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Oilers remain undefeated. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

RUSSELL— Break out the brooms again because the Central Plains volleyball team has been in house cleaning mode all season.

A five match scrubbing at last Saturday’s Russell Invitational bumped Central Plains’ record to an unbeaten 13-0.

“We played solid at times,” said coach Kim Rolfs. “We’re proud that the girls didn’t drop a set which is very tough to do with momentum changes that occur in volleyball.”

The Oilers opened Saturday’s round robin with a 25-13, 25-23 victory over Minneapolis followed by a 25-14, 25-22 win against tournament host Russell. Central Plains then finished off Topeka West (25-6, 25-9), Hoisington (25-18, 25-12) and Larned (25-10, 25-19) in three straight, two-set victories.

Against Minneapolis Taylor Rolfs bagged 13 kills while collecting eight digs. Cassidy Crites and Chelsey Bieberle paced the defense with ten digs apiece. Rolfs notched a pair of block assists while Reagan Phelan recorded a block solo. Crites supplied 11 assists to aid the offensive effort.

Rolfs nailed down eight kills in the win over Russell while Crites added 12 assists. Kylee Kasselman was leading defender posting seven digs and put up a block solo and two block assists for good measure.

Rolfs repeated her eight kill performance against Topeka West while Kasselman saddled seven kills. Setter Crites totaled eight assists while she and Taylor Oeser tallied seven digs each. Crites also added two block assists. Bieberle had two aces.

Rolfs took a breather in the match against inter county rival Hoisington. Kasselman and Bieberle led the way with six and five kills respectively. Kasselman and Oeser scooped out ten digs to lead the defense. Oeser recorded a pair of aces while Crites totaled 11 assists.

Kasselman and Rolfs finished with eight and six kills respectively against Larned. Rolfs was leading assist provider with eight while collecting a team high 11 digs. Rolfs and Kassidy Pflughoeft recorded two block solos in the win.