The Camdenton Lady Lakers fell to the Nixa Lady Eagles during Tuesday night's volleyball match at home. Varsity lost in two sets with scores of 8 to 25 and 23 to 25.
Nixa came out strong in the first set and kept a steady lead most of the game. Set two started out differently. The score remained tight throughout most of the set. Camdenton looked like they were making a comeback when they tied the score 20 to 20. Both teams stayed strong and tied the score again at 23 to 23. Nixa kept Camdenton down and won 25 to 23.
Schae VanderPloeg led Varsity with six kills while Abby Moulder had one ace, seven assists and six digs. Hannah Gehner added one block to the night.
The freshmen Lady Lakers also fell to the Lady Eagles with scores of 16 to 25 and 9 to 25.
Junior Varsity had a better night when they beat the Eagles in two sets. JV won with scores of 25 to 21 and 25 to 15.
The Lakers played on the road on Thursday, taking on Glendale before Camdenton hosts a tournament at home on Sat., Sept. 28.
The Osage Lady Indians are in a slump. On offense, the team has sputtered in their last few games, failing to score any runs in their Tuesday night loss to Crocker at home.
Initially a close game, the Lady Indians trailed 1-0 until the fifth inning, when Crocker scored three runs before tacking on a fifth run for a 5-0 win over the Indians.
Austin Dulle and Charity Nelson both had hits in this one as the offense struggled against Crocker's pitcher.
Taylor Good threw a complete game scattering eight hits while striking out twelve in a great showing from the mound.
The Lady Indians' next match will come at the Versailles Tournament this weekend.
Eldon continues to improve on their record after a 6-1 win over the Linn Wildcats on Monday night and a 6-3 win over Battle last week.
Going in to a Tuesday night matchup against Versailles (3-9) with a 5-5 record, the Mustangs pitched a shutout to the home team, picking up their sixth win of the season with a 10-0 win over the Lady Tigers.
Eldon's JV squad also returned home with a win, defeating Versailles 6-1.
The Lady Laker golf team played in the MSU Relays on Sept. 19 and placed 13th in a field of 18 teams. The Lady Lakers were without their number one golfer as Katie Bird was not able to play due to an injury, but the squad still shot a team score of 431 on the day. Amber Theobald had her personal best score and led the Lakers with a 95. Other scores were Brianna Knopf 103, Payten Letterman 116, Sarah Hockley 117 and Katie Alford 117.
Page 2 of 2 - "It was good to see the tournament field a large number of teams again this year," Coach Jane Eidson said. "Payten Letterman did well in her first tournament and the other Laker players had improved scores. This is always a good tournament for us."
The Lady Lakers and the Lady Indians golf teams headed to Dogwood Hills on Monday, where the two teams both took the top two honors. Camdenton placed second in a 4-team match, shooting a team score of 200, just five strokes behind Osage's 195. Eldon shot a 248 and Crocker didn't have a team score as they only had three golfers. Taylor Hayes from Osage was the match medalist with a 35. The Lady Laker medalist was Sarah Hockley with a 47 followed by Brianna Knopf with a 49.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Lady Indians traveled to California to play in the California Invitational Tournament. Osage finished third out of the 10 teams playing in the tournament with a team score of 396, with Sacred Heart taking first with a 355 and Californina finishing second with a 378. Taylor Hayes finished first overall with a 73, with Devin Henderson shooting a 104, Olivia Crane (107), MaCayla Montgomery (119), and Calli Schillaci finishing with a 112.