In the first head-to-head meeting between former Santa Fe volleyball players Kinsey Harms and Paula Brown, the Lady Chiefs' current head coach got the better of the Marshall court boss.
Santa Fe, ranked eighth in Class 1, notched a 25-15, 25-16 non-conference road decision Thursday over the Lady Owls.
Marshall jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the first game and was ahead11-9 until the Lady Chiefs went on a 13-2 run to take control. The second game was tied 6-6 before Santa Fe scored eight straight point. The Lady Owls got to within 14-9, but that was close as they could make it.
Senior Chelsea Winter and freshman Kyle Limback each knocked down seven shots for the Lady Chiefs, who had a solid .258 attack percentage. Winter also served up four aces, sophomore Katey Peters came up with five digs and junior Brooke Barnett added four saves and 15 assists.
Santa Fe (14-5-1) is the No. 2 seed in the I-70 Conference Tournament, which will be held Saturday at Centerview.
Junior Karson Heying and freshman Abbie Lemmons topped Marshall with six kills apiece, with sophomore Olivia Haug getting five digs and junior Analee Tucker contributing four saves and a pair of aces.
The Lady Owls (8-13-2) return to NCMC play Tuesday at Boonville.
Junior Trevor Neal's second goal of the game knocked the Marshall boys' soccer team out of a share of first place in the NCMC standings by giving Fulton a 2-1 road win.
Neal got the "golden goal" three minutes into the second overtime period when he had an open look at the Owls' net from the outside.
After a scoreless hour, Marshall broke the ice on sophomore Isai Trujillo's team-high 13th goal of the season off of a corner kick. However, Neal tied the contest 10 minutes later by knocking in a rebound.
The Hornets (11-9, 7-1 NCMC) had an 11-7 edge in shots on goal to remain tied for the league lead with Hannibal, which bumped off Boonville, 4-1.
Senior Isaac Phillips had nine saves for the Owls (8-6, 6-2), who are in action Tuesday at Boonville.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS -- The Marshall cross country team had one medalist Tuesday at the Excelsior Springs Invitational.
Sophomore Ben Sporleder (18:30) ran his medal streak to six straight meets by placing 10th in a field of 82 runners. Junior James Elfrink (20:10) finished 40th and sophomore Zach Petzoldt (22:32) was 69th.
Junior Roxana Avolos (23:04), who had medaled in the first five events of the season, barely missed the cut by finishing 25th among 47 entries -- although she saw her time improve on the course improve nearly two minutes from a year ago.
Avolos was the Lady Owls' lone varsity entry, although sophomore Abigail Henke (24:54) was 15th among 63 runners in the JV girls' division.
Marshall will compete Saturday in the Clinton Invitational.
BLUE SPRINGS -- Marshall had two boys swim in the top 12 in individual events Tuesday at the Blue Springs Duals.
Freshman Jesse Corkill came in third in the 50-yard freestyle (24.33 seconds) and lowered his personal record by .07 seconds while placing fifth in the 50 breaststroke (1:10.68). Sophomore Wathal Kays was 10th in the 50 free (26.76) and 11th in the 100 backstroke (1:20.14), clipping almost a full second off his best time in the latter event.
The Owls' medley relay (2:21.12) of Corkill, Kays, junior Ben Corkill and freshman Seth Layton improved 2.21 second during a 10th-place run. Layton knocked .22 seconds off his previous fast time in the 100 free (1:14.50).
Marshall will be in Sedalia on Tuesday for an event hosted by Smith-Cotton.