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Free State tops LHS in volleyball

October 19, 2013

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— Free State High volleyball defeated rival Lawrence High on its way to a 3-3 record on Saturday at the Emporia High Invitational.

The Firebirds lost to Topeka Seaman, 18-25, 18-25, and Washburn Rural, 24-26, 24-26, before defeating the Lions, 25-20, 29-27. Another victory, 25-17, 25-16 against Maize, pushed FSHS into the playoff round, where it fell to Pittsburg, 25-10, 23-25, 21-25, and defeated Junction City, 25-17, 25-11.

Lawrence High lost its other three matches — 12-25, 20-25 to Washburn Rural; 25-18, 23-25, 23-25 to Maize; and 19-25, 17-25 to Seaman. Caitlin Broadwell led LHS with 29 kills and added 31 digs. Jessica Lemus tallied 62 digs, and Marlee Bird had 45 assists with 24 digs.

LHS (13-23) and FSHS (12-20) will host home triangulars Tuesday, and the rivals will meet in the City Showdown dual at 6 p.m. Thursday at LHS.

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