PARK HILLS — Madison Brown served a string of 10 consecutive points in game one, and totaled four aces as sixth-seeded Farmington beat Kingston 25-10, 25-13 on Monday at the MAAA Tournament.
Rachel Williams spiked eight kills and setter Kourtney Knox made 17 assists for the Knightettes (16-10), who advanced to face No. 3 Potosi in tonight’s quarterfinal round.
Mattie Bradley connected on two kills from the left side, and Williams hit two more from the middle during the early scoring streak as Farmington created a 17-4 advantage in game one.
The longest rally of the stanza also favored the Large-School division co-champs, as Erica Williams made a dig and Emily Mosier saved another pass behind the back line for an eventual point at 22-9.
Sophomore Selena Eckhoff recorded three kills to lead Kingston (7-15-1). She safely tipped down an overpass following the game’s first serve.
Kills by Audra Black and Beth Anderson were bookends of a 5-0 Farmington start in game two. Brown stepped up to serve back-to-back aces for a 10-3 margin after scoring with a swing from the right side.
The Lady Cougars struggled to develop blocking against the quick opposing offense, and could not stop a third attack from middle hitter Whitney Johnson after getting two solid digs from Dawn Yates and Desi Price.
Kingston stayed within 16-10 before Farmington pulled away. Black ripped kills on two of the next three points, and Kaitlynn Gilliam capped the match with another from the left side.
Lexi Tiefenauer tallied two kills and Yates brought up four digs for Kingston, which will meet West County today in the consolation bracket.