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Lady Rebels come from behind in third game for victory

PARK HILLS – A very exciting volleyball match took place on Tuesday when the Central Lady Rebels faced off against the visiting Arcadia Valley Lady Tigers. Central won the first game 25-15, but the Lady Rebels has a small break down in the second game and the Lady Tigers won the next battle 25-23.

The match-deciding game proved to be the most exciting one of all. Central was down by six points, but they managed to claw back for a thrilling 32-30 victory. The Lady Rebels had seven match points while Arcadia Valley had two.

Central’s Jessica Lawson and Chelsea Pinson came up with 10 digs each. Pinson and Lawson knocked down kills of nine and six respectively. Jessica Davis led the team in assists with 15 and Myranda Marshall and Kelsey Politte both served three aces.

Kassie Walker slammed 10 kills for the lady Tigers and Leah Williams chipped in five. Kylie Stocum ended the night with 12 assists and Megan Reichert led the squad in digs with 16.

The Lady Rebels (1-1) will visit St. Pius on Thursday. Arcadia Valley will have plenty of time before they host conference foe Kingston on September 8.

Farmington 25-5, 25-8 De Soto

DE SOTO – The Farmington Knightettes volleyball squad looked forward to their season-opening match against De Soto. Farmington was relaxed and played extremely hard and that resulted in a dominating 25-5 and 25-8 win over De Soto.

Megan Bess blasted 11 kills for the Knightettes and Sydney Winslow followed with six. Winslow led her team defensively with eight digs. Brenna Noble piled up 10 assists and Becky Weaver had a solid night of serving with 21 points and six aces.

Farmington will take on Cape Notre Dame on Thursday.

Herculaneum 25-13, 25-23 Fredericktown

FREDERICKTOWN – The Fredericktown Lady Cats volleyball team did not have things go the way they wanted to against Herculaneum on Tuesday. Fredericktown struggled defensively early and Herculaneum took the first game 25-13. The Lady Cats improved in the second game, but it was too little too late as Herculaneum won game No. 2 25-23.

Fredericktown’s Nicki Settlemoir knocked down five kills and recorded two aces.

The Lady Cats will try to pick up their first win of the season on Thursday when they host South Iron.

Ste. Genevieve 25-23, 18-25, 25-23 Crystal City

CRYSTAL CITY – The Ste. Genevieve Hunters also had a thrilling match. While Ste. Genevieve has a lot of young players, the Hunters toppled Crystal City in three games 25-23, 18-25, and 25-23. Ste. Genevieve was down 22-18 in the third game and came back for the win.

Ste. Genevieve’s only experienced player Lindsay Rhodes suffered an injury early in the match. No word has been said on how serious the injury is.

Dana Giesler served up 14 points with three aces and Mallory Walker and Megan Hutson both scored 11 points each. Megan Hutson knocked down 10 kills and Giesler added five. Bethany Drumm had 11 assists and Tisha Meyer chipped in seven. Emily Diesel had 11 digs and Walker and Hutson both made a stuff block.

The Hunters will visit Perryville on Thursday.

West County 25-10, 25-17, Ellington

LEADWOOD – The West County Lady Bulldogs started their season on the winning side as they dumped the Ellington Lady Whippets 25-10, 25-17 in what Coach Jill Simily described as perfection.”We came out in the first game and we played just perfect,” said Simily.

Ellington made more of game of it in the second game, but the Lady Bulldogs were always in full control. Melissa Myers had 13 service points and seven assists, and Lauren Lynch had 12 service points and four kills. Emily Rasnick made five kills, five digs and two blocks for the Lady Bulldogs.

West County will be at Bunker on Thursday for another non-conference match.

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