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Lady Cougars pick up first win of season

CADET – The Kingston Lady Cougars volleyball squad grabbed their first victory of the season on Tuesday. Kingston defeated Marquand in two games 25-9 and 25-14.

Alisha Aubuchon piled up 17 points for the Lady Cougars and Miranda Politte and Aubuchon both served an ace. Ciara Hopson finished with nine kills and Colleen Politte chipped in three. Hopson also had two blocks.

Kingston (1-14) will host Valley in a conference match on Thursday.

West County 2, Valley 1

CALEDONIA – Tuesday’s match between the visiting West County Lady Bulldogs and the Valley Vikings was a close one. West County won the first game 25-22, but the Lady Vikings bounced back and came out on top in the second contest by the same score. The Lady Bulldogs triumphed in the match-deciding game 25-19.

Lindsey Evans and Rhyen Campbell both led in scoring for Valley with 13 points each, and Kayla Keenan and Rebecca Neier closely trailed with 12. Neier knocked down six kills and Campbell, Evans, and Keenan all added four. Keenan and Campbell both came up with five digs and Chelse Payne and Campbell finished with four assists each.

Kayla Siegel led the Lady Bulldogs in points with 21 and Lauren Lynch and Lynsie Masters added tallies of 16 and 13 respectively. Siegel also recorded four aces. Emily Rasnick and Lynch both smashed down three kills and Siegel made that same amount in assists. Rasnick finished with six digs and Lynch added four.

The Lady Vikings (3-12, 1-5 MAAA) will make up a match today when they travel to Marquand. West County, now 10-7 and 3-4 in conference play, will visit Arcadia Valley on Thursday.

North County 2, Potosi 0

BONNE TERRE – Although the North County Lady Raiders had a slow start in Tuesday’s match against the Potosi Lady Trojans, North County edged out a 27-25 victory in the first game. The Lady Raiders’ momentum in the first contest carried over to the second challenge as North County triumphed by the score of 25-16 for their first conference victory.

Jessica Pinkston piled up 10 points for the Lady Raiders and Laci Forsythe followed with seven. Kacie Steele and Carissa Wood both blasted a pair of kills and Brittney Hodgkins had five assists. Pinkston finished the match with six digs.

Wendy Dunn scored seven points for Potosi. Abbey Adams and Kelsey Allen tied for kills with five and Stephanie McGirl had six digs. Meghan Yarbrough racked up 10 assists.

North County (4-15-1 and 1-1 MAAA) will visit Central for another conference match-up on Thursday. The Lady Trojans (3-11-2, 0-2 large-school conference) will be home against MAAA foe Fredericktown the same day.

Farmington 2, Fredericktown 0

FREDERICKTOWN – The Farmington Knightettes’ offense was relentless in Tuesday’s match against the hosting Fredericktown Lady Cats. Farmington made quick work out of the Lady Cats in two games by the scores of 25-12 and 25-15.

Megan Bess pounded down 13 kills for the Knightettes and Sydney Winslow added 11. Brenna Noble piled up 12 assists and Becky Weaver contributed nine. Winslow led the team in digs with seven and Briley Milfield finished with six. Weaver served up 10 points and a pair of aces.

Nicki Settlemoir had five kills for Fredericktown and Deidre Hughes followed with two. Danielle Johnson made eight assists and Settlemoir ended the match with 11 digs.

Farmington (17-3, 2-0 MAAA) will host Ste. Genevieve on Thursday for another conference challenge. The Lady Cats (9-11-2 and 0-2 large-school conference) will visit Potosi for another MAAA match the same day.

Ste. Genevieve 2, Central 1

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Ste. Genevieve Hunters are still undefeated in conference play after Tuesday’s match against the Central Lady Rebels. Ste. Genevieve cruised through the first game 25-16, but the Lady Rebels were not willing to go home just yet as they triumphed 25-23. The Hunters led by five points in the final contest and they maintained that edge for a 25-19 victory.

“We dug a big old hole and we couldn’t dig our way out of it,” commented Central’s coach Tracie Casey.

Tisha Meyer scored 12 points with an ace Ste. Genevieve and Megan Hutson added 10 points. Lindsay Rhodes crushed 13 kills and Hutson added in eight. Meyer racked up 17 assists and Bethany Drumm had 11. Rhodes finished with three stuff blocks.

Jessica Lawson and Chelsea Pinson both had seven kills for the Lady Rebels. Heather Branch picked up 14 digs and Pinson chipped in 12. Jessica Davis piled up 14 assists. Branch had 20 serve receives and made all of them without an error.

The Hunters (13-5-3 and 2-0 MAAA) will be put to the test when they visit Farmington on Thursday. Central (11-9-2, 1-1 in conference play) will host North County the same day.

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