The #1 Cobras wrapped up the Owens Invite today with two more matches and finished the weekend with a perfect 6-0 record including victories over four Top-20 teams.
In the first match, PC def Hagerstown CC of Maryland
25-12, 25-12, 25-20. Laura Gross led the charge with 9 kills, and Gabby Pearl
had a career high 8 kills. Courtney Moritz and Paige Griffith had career highs
in assists as well with 16 and 13, respectively, and Jordan Deer led the
defense with 7 digs. Sofi Kelemete led the blocking effort with 6.
In the second match, PC faced the host school and #9
ranked Owens CC. The Cobras fought hard
and prevailed in a three-set sweep 25-23, 25-12, 26-24. Lizzy Barnard had
another double-double with 13 kills and 13 digs and a career high 5 blocks.
Gross joined Barnard in double-digit kills with 10, and Madison Harpest brought
up 12 digs. Jaime Johnson had 21 assists and Kelly Lean had 19.
Parkland improves to 10-0 overall ahead of the first home
matches on Saturday along with a series of high school matches between Cissna
Park and St Joseph-Ogden. The schedule for Saturday is below:
Saturday, September 5 at Parkland:
10am - CP vs SJO (freshmen match)
11am - CP vs SJO (JV match)
12pm - CP vs SJO (varsity match)
2pm - Parkland vs Oakton CC
3:45pm - Oakton vs Olivet Nazarene JV
5:30pm - Parkland vs OLivet Nazarene JV
The Cobras returned to the court at Owens CC today for day 2 of the 30-team Owens Invite. PC had two ranked
opponents in #16 Grand Rapids and #18 Oakland.
In the first match against the pair of Michigan schools, the Cobras swept the
Raiders of Oakland 25-23, 25-17, 25-18 behind the offense of Sofi Kelemete with
10 kills. Lizzy Barnard and Miaya Peacock each had 8 apiece. Laura Gross and
Kailey Kleinert shared blocking honors with 4 each, while Peacock led the back
row with 22 digs and Madison Harpest had 17. Kell Lean (19 assists) and Jaime
Johnson (14 assists) led the setting effort for the Cobras.
In the second match, PC came out fired up to face a consistent rival in Grand
Rapids and never let off the gas in a 25-11, 25-10, 25-14 sweep which again
highlighted all 16 active Cobras. Gross, Barnard and Peacock led the offense
with 11, 10 and 9 kills respectively. Gross also notched 5 blocks while
Kelemete had 4. Harpest collected 14 digs for the Cobras, and Johnson had 22
assists and 2 service aces in the match.
Parkland improves to 8-0 on the season and wraps up play tomorrow with two
matches against Hagerstown (Maryland) and the hosts, Owens CC.
The #1 ranked Parkland Cobras kicked off a 3-day, 6-match affair today at Owens CC in Perrysburg, Ohio.
PC faced #17 Catawba Valley CC out of North Carolina, and Catawba came out on a
mission beating back the Cobras 25-13 the first set. However, between sets, PC
righted the ship and swept the next three 25-19, 25-18, 25-12. Laura Gross had
the match of her short career blasting 15 kills and hitting .583 for the match.
Lizzy Barnard continues her fine play with a double-double notching 12 kills,
10 digs and then 4 blocks. Kailey Kleinert made her debut after a
start-of-season injury leading the blocking effort with 6. Miaya Peacock led
the defense with 24 big digs. Setters Jaime Johnson (25 assists and 10 digs)
and Kelly Lean (16 assists and 10 digs) each secured their first double-doubles
of their respective careers as well.
In the second match, it was all Cobras as they swept Muskegon CC (Michigan)
25-13, 25-13, 25-14. All 16 healthy Cobras saw action as Gross again led the
way with 10 kills and 7 blocks while fellow freshman Sofi Kelemete had 5 kills
and 5 blocks in the match. Peacock continued her strong play with 5 kills, 11
digs and 4 service aces. Johnson (12 assists) and Courtney Moritz (10 assists)
led the way for the quartet of setters who saw action in the match.
Parkland improves to 6-0 overall ahead of two Top 20 matches tomorrow with #16
Grand Rapids and #18 Oakland, both from Michigan.
Parkland volleyball concluded the Battle of the Dells tournament
today with matches against a duo of Michigan teams.
In the first match, the Cobras defeated the Jets of Jackson CC 25-11, 25-18,
25-10. Sophomores Miaya Peacock and Rowan Crozier (Monticello HS) led the
offense with 12 and 6 kills, respectively, and Crozier and Sofi Kelemete had 3
blocks each. Freshman Paige Griffith (Putnam County HS) had 14 assists and
Laura Gross had 8 digs. PC also turned around the serving problems from day 1
to finish with a team total of 15 aces.
The second match of the day went in similar fashion as the Cobras defeated Mott
CC 25-13, 25-13, 25-19. Setters Jaime Johnson (14 assists) and Kell Lean (11
assists) ran a well-distributed offense where Lizzy Barnard, Gross, Kelemete
and Peacock had 8, 7, 6 and 6 kills, respectively. Peacock notched 13 digs for
the match, and Kelemete and Gabby Pearl (Blue Ridge HS) had 4 blocks each.
The Cobras improve to 4-0 overall and take the week to get back to practice
before leaving Thursday for Owens CC in Perrysburg, Ohio. PC will play 6
matches Friday-Sunday with action kicking off versus #19 Catawba Valley of
The preseason #1 Cobras kicked off their season this morning
at the Battle of the Dells Tournament in Wisconsin Dells
In the first match of the year, the Cobras had to battle
nerves and a feeling of pressure to overcome 19 service errors in defeating D3
NJCAA #7 ranked Harper CC (IL) 25-22, 18-25, 25-16, 25-18.
Sophomores Lizzy Barnard (Unity HS) and Miaya Peacock (Centennial HS) led the
offense with an impressive 17 kills each. Freshman middle Sofi Kelemete
(Highland HS, Pocatello Idaho) led the block with 6 blocks, and sophomore
libero Madison Harpest (Tri-Valley) led the back row effort along with Peacock
with 8 digs each. Freshman setter Jaime Johnson (Centennial HS) had an impressive
26 assists in just three sets of play while sophomore setter Kelly Lean (Upwey
HS, Victoria Australia) notched 15. Peacock also turned in 4 service aces
in the match.
In the second match, PC found an outstanding rhythm and
overwhelmed the defending NJCAA Division 3 national champions Madison College
(WI) 25-14, 25-18, 25-17. Barnard led the offense again with 10 kills
while sophomore Hayley Gray (Watseka HS) had 9. Kelemete again had a good
blocking effort with 4 while fellow freshman Laura Gross (Schlarman) led the
charge with 6. Johnson notched 20 assists and Lean had 9, and Harpest dug
14 balls in the back row while Barnard had 11. Freshman Courtney Moritz
(Fieldcrest) helped secure the win with 4 straight service points in the third
set to break open the set for the Cobras.
PC improves to 2-0 and faces a pair of Michigan teams on
Sunday morning with matches against Mott CC (9am) and Jackson (11am) to wrap up