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Eleven non-conference games fill Tuesday’s MAAA menu

Eleven of the 12 MAAA high schools had volleyball games Tuesday night, and all were non-conference contests (see also ‘Knightettes and Lady Cats’, this page). The MAAA came out on top, winning six of the 11 games.

Central 25-15, 28-26, De Soto

DE SOTO – The Central Lady Rebels needed a big win and they got it Tuesday night over the De Soto Lady Dragons in two games 25-15, 28-26. De Soto would not go down easily after losing the first game. The Lady Rebels, however, turned back the onslaught and pulled off the overtime win. It was their first win of the 2004 season.

“It seems that we are just unable to finish,” said Coach Tracie Casey about the second game being so close.

Jessica Moyer led the team in kills with nine, and Allison Douglass had five. The two hitters had six blocks each. Tausha Petty had 12 assists and Chelsea Pinson came up with eight digs.

Central (1-3) will play next at home on Thursday against Herculaneum.

Potosi 27-25, 25-19, Hillsboro

HILLSBORO – The Potosi Lady Trojans had to hold back a Hillsboro charge to keep their record clean, but after needing extra points to take the first game 27-25, Potosi moved their game up a notch to take the second game 25-19.

Ashley Mims led in service points with seven and assists with 20 for the Lady Trojans. Jordan Simpson put down eight of those assists to lead the team in kills. Lora Dickey and Julie McGirl each had five kills. Dickey also had five blocks in the game and sophomore Lauren Simpson had four.

Potosi (4-0) will play next in the North County Tournament on Saturday.

Valle 26-28, 28-26, 25-19, Festus

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Valle Lady Warriors picked up their first win since last year’s third-place finish at state by defeating a very tough Festus Lady Tigers team in three games, 26-28, 28-26, 25-19.

After dropping the first game by just two points the Lady Warriors faced defeat in game two, but pulled out a win by the same score to make it a perfectly even match. With the momentum in their favor, the Lady Warriors dominated the last game to pull out the first win of the new season.

Crystal Tucker served four aces in leading the team with 16 service points. Sara Hermann served nine points. Kara Schilli did her thing above the net with 19 kills and five blocks. Schilli also led the team in digs with 22, and Angie Herzog had 19. Kayla Schweiss led in assists with 25.

Viburnum 19-25, 25-10, 25-10, Valley

CALEDONIA – The Valley Lady Vikings came on like tigers in game one of their match with Viburnum on Tuesday. But they went out tame as a kitten. The Lady Vikings won the first game handily with a score of 25-19, but everything went South from there as the Lady Jays posted back-to-back 25-10’s to win the match.

Kayla Keenan led the team with seven points served and 11 serves received. Christa Yount led the team in kills with nine, and Chelse Payne had 12 assists.

Valley will open conference play on Thursday at Arcadia Valley.

Grandview 25-13, 25-12, West County

LEADWOOD – The Grandview Lady Eagles outscored the West County Lady Bulldogs two-to-one in winning their non-conference match 25-13, 25-12.

The Lady Bulldogs could not find a rhythm that worked as sharp serving by the Lady Eagles kept West County off-balance from putting together a strong attack game.

Ashley Queen served up eight of West County’s 25 total points, and Lindsey Masters served five more. Katie Lashley led the team in kills with three.

West County, 1-2, will travel to Ste. Genevieve on Thursday to play the Valle Lady Warriors.

Bunker 25-12, 25-19, Kingston

CADET – “We had a few good attacks and assists,” said Kingston coach Kelly Brown.” It was a just a struggle all night for us. “Alisha Aubuchon and Emily Johnson led the team in points served, and Dani Mehrtens led the team in assists.

Kingston (1-2) will host Bismarck on Thursday.

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