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August 30, 2013

North captures crown in Tulsa

Santa Fe, Memorial follow successively

TULSA — Edmond North got by rival Santa Fe in four games to champion the Tulsa Union volleyball tournament Aug. 17.

The Lady Huskies outscored the Wolves 25-19, 25-23, 22-25 and 25-21 to take home the gold.

North’s Kate Decker was named the Most Valuable Player and teammates Hannah Rose Frohling and Rachel Manriquez made the All-Tournament Team.

The Huskies are 6-1 and will next host Tulsa Kelley at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Finishing third behind Edmond Santa Fe was Edmond Memorial, then Tulsa Union, Stillwater and Owasso respectively.

Lady Wolves’ Jordan Spence and Kaitlyn Dillon also made All-Tournament. Spence posted 75 kills, 24 blocks and a .496 hitting percentage in the competition.

Fellow Lady Wolf Taylor Horton chalked up 14 aces and 145 assists while teammate Taylor Horton supplied 14 aces.

Also for Santa Fe, Samantha Ethridge picked up 94 digs and Bailey Otto supplied 75 kills.

“It was a great tournament,” said Santa Fe head coach Will Ethridge. “We all have plenty to work on. Competition should be great this high school season.”

Starting the season on Aug. 13 in a triangular in Mustang, Santa Fe picked up a pair of victories over host Mustang and Putnam City.

“We played a little rough at times,” Ethridge said. “But, it was the season opener.

“We should have a very strong team this year if we can continue to get better as the season progresses.”

Aerial Jackson and Spence each had four blocks in Mustang.

On Sept. 6-7, Santa Fe will host the Heather Harkness Tournament.

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