High school volleyball roundup: Spain Park wins Curry Invitational
The Spain Park High School volleyball team won the Curry Invitational championship Aug. 28 at Curry High School.
Spain Park won six consecutive matches to capture the championship trophy at Curry, which is the alma mater of Jaguars’ head coach Paula Dill.
Spain Park defeated Southside 25-21, 24-26, 15-13 in the championship match.
Katie Best and Kendall Carlis led the Jaguars with eight kills each in the title match. Best added team-high 15 digs and three service aces. Carlis added a team-high 10 blocks.
McKenna McLain finished with 25 assists and 12 digs in the championship match. Mary Grace Drum had four blocks.
The Jaguars defeated Corner, Carbon Hill, Springville, Lincoln and Walker on their way to the title match.
Best led Spain Park with 44 kills, 42 digs and 11 service aces in the tournament. Carlis added 27 kills, Kylie Beaubien had 24 kills and Sydney Fritz added 14 kills in the tournament.
Carlis finished with 26 blocks and McLain had a team-high 94 assists in the tournament.
Calera falls in semifinals of Eagles’ Invitational
In other high school volleyball action Aug. 28, Calera fell 20-25, 20-25 to Minor in the semifinals of its Eagles’ Invitational tournament.
A’Kia Harris led the Eagles with 12 kills in the tournament.
La’Jacqueline Morgan added 10 kills. Kellie Rasmussen finished with a team-high 15 service aces in the tournament.
Montevallo defeated Calera 18-25, 25-18, 25-12 in pool play during the tournament.
Amber Cardwell led the Bulldogs with eight kills and four blocks in the Montevallo victory.
Mallory Anderson added five kills and eight digs. McKenna Anderson finished with three service aces and nine digs. Kathryn Ray had a team-high seven assists.