Briefs on the lake area volleyball, softball and golf teams
The Osage Lady Indians picked up a road win over California on Tuesday night, scoring nine runs to win 9-2. Finishing the game with 15 total hits in the game, the Lady Indians' bats led the way with three hits each from Charity Nelson and Demi Karras. Taylor Good struck out six on the night as the Indians improved to 7-10 on the season.
The Eldon Lady Mustangs improve to 9-7 after a 9-1 win over Russellville on Tuesday. Their Wednesday night matchup against Tipton, however, proved to be a loss, falling in a 5-1 game to the Cardinals. The Lady Mustangs are now 9-8 on the season before their Thursday night match against Helias, and have just one final game at Tuscumbia on Monday, Oct. 7 before districts begin.
Versailles' Lady Tigers move to 5-13 on the season after an 11-0 shutout loss to Tipton on the road Tuesday night, which was followed up with a 14-0 loss to Blair Oaks on Wednesday.
The Lady Lakers' volleyball team continues to struggle this fall, as the Jefferson City Lady Jays defeated Camdenton on Tuesday night in two sets, with scores of 25-10 and 25-17. The loss marks the Lady Lakers' 14th loss of the season (now 2-14).
Daphne Dinsdale and Kailey Lembke both finished the game with two kills, while Abby Moulder led the team with seven assists while Schae VanderPloeg finished with five digs.
Coach Austin Walker, however, says that the team is improving, though the record doesn't exactly show it, and her team, though experiencing some tough losses, continues to fight to get better.
"Our schedule does not allow for any rest between opponents and it has definitely not been easy for us this year," Coach Walker said. "We are getting better, although our record doesn’t prove that, as the season goes on and I believe we just need that one nudge and for everyone to be on the same page in order for us to get over the hump. We have played those teams that are in the top of the conference already, so we have a chance to rebound and get some wins against some of the bottom half."
The Osage Lady Indians bounced back from a loss to Fatima, picking up another win on Tuesday night against the Russellville Lady Indians with scores of 25-11 and 25-12.
Maddy Homan led the Indians with six kills in the game, followed by Joselyn Nuckolls with four and Keely McCann with three. Carissa Pike finished with two aces and three digs.
The Lady Indians are currently 7-10-1 on the season before their Thursday night match at Eldon against the 2-8-2 Lady Mustangs.
The Lady Laker golf team completed their regular season last week with matches at Lebanon and Lake Valley Country Club in Camdenton. The Lady Lakers traveled to Great Life Fitness in Lebanon and defeated both Lebanon and Southern Boone. The Lady Lakers shot a season best team score of 202. Lebanon shot a 208 and Southern Boone shot a 212. The Lady Lakers were led by Katie Alford with a personal best of 49. Other Laker scores were Sarah Hockly 50, Amber Theobald 51, Brianna Knopf 52 and Payten Letterman 53. The JV Lakers shot a team score of 234 led by Morgan Righter and Kelsea DeCook.
The Lady Laker golf team finished out the season by welcoming Osage, Waynesville, and Jefferson City to Lake Valley for senior night. The Lady Lakers finished in second place with a team score of 207 behind Jefferson City's score of 179. Osage shot a 208 and Waynesville finished a 264. The Lady Lakers were led by Brianna Knopf and Amber Theobald with 48's and Sarah Hockley with a 51. Other scoring for the Lakers were Katie Katelyn Bartels and Kelsea De Cook. The Lady Lakers finish their match season with a winning record of 11-4, despite losing one of the top players, Katie Bird, to an injury.
The Lady Laker golf team competed in the Ozark Conference Tournament on Monday at Piney Valley at Fort Leonard Wood. The Lady Lakers placed 6th in the conference shooting a team score of 450. The Lady Laker were led by the two seniors Brianna Knopf and Sarah Hockley shooting 109 each. Amber Theobald followed with a 110, Katie Alford with a 122 and Payten Letterman with a 129. West Plains captured top honors in the team category and the individual conference champ was Sun Jung of Glendale. The Lady Lakers played a tough tournament and placed well. The Lady Lakers continue post season tournament play at the District Tournament in Lebanon on Monday.