Platte County grows unbeaten, winning streaks with LSN Invite title

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Platte County entered the Lee’s Summit North Invitational on an unbeaten streak. The Pirates added to it and continued what has now become a winning streak.

For the second straight weekend, Platte County took home a tournament title, beating Truman in the championship match to finish off a 6-0 day Saturday in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. The current unbeaten streak of included the previous weekend’s Winnetonka Invitational title that involved a pair of draws in pool play — one against Truman.

Platte County had no such hiccups this time around, sweeping Grain Valley, Lincoln Prep, Harrisonville and Summit Christian.

In the fourth match, Platte County had another comfortable win, 25-15, 25-16 over Summit Christian Academy, with a balanced offensive attack. Five players had at least three kills, including senior Bryn McGehe (five), junior Kate Brown (five), senior Haley Luna (four), junior Mary Grace Hunter (four) and sophomore Karsyn Stehlik.

The list didn’t include senior leading attacker Aly Anderson, who would make a big impact in the title match.

McGehe added four service aces against Summit Christian to go with a match-high 13 assists for Platte County. Presli Firkins, a senior libero, led the defense with 12 digs and seven serves received.

Platte County rematched with Truman in the LSN final and swept the best-of-five match 25-13, 25-17, 25-21 after the fast start. Anderson became the only player on the day to record double-digit kills with a match-high 10, while Brown added nine and Luna set a season-best seven. McGehe had three more service aces and 22 assists, while Anderson had a team-high 14 digs.

Platte County improved to 16-5-2 overall.

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