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Knightettes and Hunters triumph, others struggle

FARMINGTON – After taking a heart-breaking loss to Carbondale on Saturday, the Farmington Knightettes volleyball team got back on the winning side on Monday. Farmington easily triumphed over Hillsboro 25-13, 25-7.

Sydney Winslow racked up 14 kills and Megan Bess wasn’t too far behind as she added nine. Both Knightettes also recorded a couple of blocks. Brenna Noble and Becky Weaver had assists of 11 and 10 respectively. Winslow came up with nine digs and Bess scored 10 points.

Farmington (13-1) will have their hands full on Thursday when they host the defending 3A champions, St. Francis Borgia.

Ste. Genevieve 2, St. Pius 1

STE. GENEVIEVE – Monday’s match between the Ste. Genevieve Hunters and St. Pius was an outstanding one. Ste. Genevieve barely won the first game 26-24, but St. Pius bounced back and took the second contest 25-22. The Hunters scored the first eight points in the last challenge as they triumphed 25-14.

Mallory Walker piled up 15 points and Lindsay Rhodes trailed with eight for Ste. Genevieve. Rhodes and Bethany Drumm both had a pair of aces. Rhodes stood out in the kills department with 18 and Walker followed with 10. Drumm came up with 10 assists and Emily Diesel finished with 13 digs.

The Hunters (6-5-3) will host Saxony Lutheran on Thursday.

Sullivan 2, Potosi 0

SULLIVAN – The Potosi Lady Trojans struggled on the road at Sullivan on Monday. Sullivan won the first contest 25-18, but in the second game, Potosi really struggled on serve receives. Sullivan took advantage as they dominated the second challenge 25-11.

Potosi’s Lauren Aubuchon came up with seven digs and Stephanie McGirl contributed six. Meghan Yarbrough had 12 assists and Wendy Dunn added five. Abbey Adams led the squad in kills with five and Courtney Allen followed with four.

The Lady Trojans (2-8-1) will host Kingston on Monday.

Herculaneum 2, North County 0

HERCULANEUM – The North County Lady Raiders met trouble on the road when they visited Herculaneum on Monday. North County had a frustrating time in serve receptions and were slow to react on several plays. This allowed Herculaneum to take the match in two games 25-14, 25-17.

Haley Motley recorded five blocks for the Lady Raiders and Britney Hodgkins served up four points. Annie Hinch had three assists and Heather Seitz matched that number in kills. Miranda Moss picked up four digs.

North County (2-7-1) will visit Central to take on Poplar Bluff on Thursday.

Ellington 2, Valley 0

ELLINGTON – The Valley Lady Vikings volleyball crew had a long trip on Monday when they paid a visit to Ellington. Ellington won the first game 25-11, but the Lady Vikings greatly improved in the second contest. Although Valley gave Ellington a small scare, Ellington won the match by the score of 25-19 in the second challenge.

Valley’s Rebecca Neier and Chelse Payne were tied for points with eight each. Neier also recorded four aces and Payne and Sarah Kearns both chipped in one. Kayla Keenan knocked down six kills and Lindsey Evans contributed two. Rhyen Campbell led the team in assists with four and Payne added three.

The Lady Vikings (1-6) will host Kingston for a conference match today.

Crystal City 2, Fredericktown 1

FREDERICKTOWN – The Fredericktown Lady Cats came out strong against Crystal City in the first game on Monday, but Crystal City retaliated strongly in the next two challenges. Fredericktown took game one 25-23, but Crystal City dominated the next two contests 25-14 and 25-13.

Nicki Settlemoir led the Lady Cats in kills with seven, Jessi Brown chipped in three, and Deidre Hughes followed with two. Settlemoir had a great night defensively with 16 digs. Hughes made six blocks and Brown recorded three aces.

Fredericktown (8-8-2) will travel to Woodland today.

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