Columbus Day was not a good day for conference volleyball teams. Seven of the 10 teams which were in action suffered a loss. Two of the teams that won played inter-conference matches. All 12 of the conference teams will be in action this evening (check next page for Local Schedule).
Crystal City 2, Central 0
CRYSTAL CITY — An excellent defensive effort could not push the Central Lady Rebels to victory, as host Crystal City earned a 25-15, 25-18 triumph on Monday night.
Central (11-10-2) tallied nine blocks as a team, and libero Alicia Sebastian had a tremendous match with 19 digs. Crystal City pulled away with six straight points in game two after being locked in a 17-17 tie.
Jaycee Haus led the Lady Rebels with six kills and Elizabeth Hartupee added four. Senior Megan Simpson produced eight assists.
Lesterville 2, West County 0
LESTERVILLE — The West County Lady Bulldogs could not get a decent attack game going against the No. 4 ranked Lesterville Lady Bearcats, and it resulted in only four kills in two games and a 25-14, 25-20 loss.
Rikki Lashley scored two of the kills, and Becca Appel and Kayla Johnston had one each. Lashley led in points served with eight, and Appel had seven service points.
West County (6-12) will play at Bismarck this evening in conference action.
Potosi 2, Arcadia Valley 1
ARCADIA — Lauren Aubuchon led the Potosi Lady Trojans at the net with 13 kills for a 27-25, 21-25, 25-20 win over the Lady Tigers of Arcadia Valley.
Megan Rolens and Melinda Bust had six kills each and Rolens also made four blocks. Aubuchon and Jennifer Pinson made nine digs each, and Casey Nivens served 15 of Potosi’s points.
Potosi is 10-12 and will host Central today. Arcadia Valley, 6-14-2, will travel to Kingston.
Jackson 2, Fredericktown 1
FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Lady Cats roared out to a 25-16 win over the Jackson Lady Indians, but they could not sustain the early momentum and Jackson won the match with a 25-21, 25-22 finish.
Melia Fall and Allison McDowell made seven assists each in the match. Kylie Oertel made six kills, and Abbie Tinnin and Lauren Henderson had four kills each.
The Lady Cats spent a lot of time on defense with Mills making nine digs and McDowell and Henderson making eight each.
Fredericktown, 14-12, will host Ste. Genevieve tonight in a clash of conference leaders.
South Iron 2, Valley 1
ANNAPOLIS — A series of missed serves down the stretch proved costly for the improved Valley volleyball team, which suffered a tough 25-20, 19-25 28-26 defeat at South Iron on Monday night.
Junior transfer Jessica Crocker tallied 12 kills, four blocks and four digs against her former team, and Lora Beth Ward compiled five kills and five digs to lead Valley (6-13).
Danielle Johnson was the leading server for the Lady Vikings with 16 points. Katie Halbert dished out five assists, and Randi Goggin added four digs.
St. Clair 2, Kingston 0
CADET — The Kingston volleyball team dropped their fourth straight home match on Monday night, as St. Clair posted a 25-14, 25-19 victory.
Jacie Missey finished with seven points, four kills and three blocks for the Lady Cougars (4-13). Lacey Pashia made five kills, Emilee Dicus tallied three kills with three blocks, and setter Miranda Politte had eight assists.