PARK HILLS — The No. 2 seed Farmington Knightettes scored points on 21 kills, six aces and four stuff blocks for a 25-10, 25-8 win over the Central Lady Rebels in their MAAA Tournament quarterfinal game on Tuesday. Central managed to make eight kills and one stuff block in the match.
The Knightettes never trailed in the match as Kelsey Greever started off the first game with a kill from the left corner, and middle hitter Rachel Williams made a stuff block and three kills to give Farmington a 5-1 lead.
The Lady Rebels kept in striking distance as they limited Farmington to a 2-1 pace until at 10-5 it was libero Jessica Hicks turn to serve for the Knightettes.
Farmington blew the game wide open on Hicks’ serve, with Williams taking care of the sets by Haley Roberts for three kills in the nine-point run.
Central struggled to put together any reliable form of attack, partly due to Williams making her second stuff of a Central spike early in the match. Sydney Skaggs gave Central fans something to cheer about with a stuff block on a Farmington backcourt spike.
Roberts served two aces and Williams posted her sixth kill to make game point with Central botching the serve receive to end the game.
Roberts served two points to start the second game, and with Williams making two more stuff blocks on Central’s attacks, the Knightettes began to pull away without hesitation as Haley Franklin served Farmington to a 7-1 lead.
A stretch of seven straight points with Tessa Anderson serving, expanded Farmington’s lead to 16-3.
Central’s Abby Fischbeck scored the Lady Rebels last four points with three kills, and teaming up with setter MacKenzie Jones, the duo gave the Lady Rebels something to cheer about by paying Williams back with a stuff block of one of her kill attempts.
Williams had the last say as she hammered down her 10th kill for the final point. Roberts made 17 assists, and Hicks had four digs.
Farmington (18-8-1) will now play Ste. Genevieve this evening in a semi-final match at 7:45 p.m. Central (12-17-2) will play Potosi in the fifth-place semi-final at 5:15 p.m.