Camdenton takes down Columbia Hickman, Osage falls to Fatima, Versailles falls to California and Eldon outlasts Eugene
Camdenton takes down Columbia Hickman
Few points could be spared when Camdenton hosted Columbia Hickman Tuesday night, but the Lakers found a way to get the job done in two sets, beating the Kewpies 25-22 and 26-24.
Natalie Basham posted eight kills to lead the Laker attack, Payton Kincaid added six and both Sydney Smith and Lauryn Hulett finished the night with four. Meanwhile, Smith kept the offense going with 11 assists and Lizzie Miller finished with eight.
Defensively, Madison Robinson made her presence known at the net with three blocks and Shelby Kurtz led the dig department with 13 while Basham and Miller each contributed five.
Camdenton (11-9, 2-2 Ozark Conference) will visit conference newcomer Springfield Central on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Osage falls to Fatima
Osage took Fatima to all three sets in its road trip to Westphalia Tuesday night, but the Indians did not come home with a win. Osage lost the first set 25-9, won the second 25-15 and lost the finale 25-11.
“Not our best night overall. We had our moments and played really well during the second set, but Fatima was too tough for the game we played last night,” Osage coach Travis Squire said. “We had the equipment to get the win, but played very inconsistently. Our defense let us down and as a result, our offense was not in full force.”
Osage finished with just 19 total kills and Carson Wood had nine of them while Sara Wolf and Karli Kempf finished with three each. Meanwhile, Osage’s passing average was at a season low 1.6 out of a perfect three.
“To Fatima’s credit, they served tough and made many of those problems happen. They were tall and posted a strong block, which also gave our offense trouble,” Squire said.
On a brighter note, Osage’s serving was at a season high 98 percent with Caitlyne Vaughn and Wood recording two aces each.
Osage (12-6-1, 2-1 Tri-County Conference) visits Hallsville on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Versailles comes up short against California
Versailles went up against a California team with only three losses on the year and the Tigers were unable to make it four, falling in two sets to the Pintos 25-11 and 25-15.
Carrie Hoffa recorded six kills to lead Versailles and Kellan Boehm added seven assists while Taralee Edgar put up 24 digs.
Versailles (6-11-2, 1-3 Tri-County Conference) hosts Clinton on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Eldon outlasts Eugene
Eldon was on the road Tuesday night for a battle with Eugene and it proved to be a productive trip as the Mustangs found a way to take down the Eagles in three sets.
Eldon went down early losing the first game 25-23, but bounced back with a 25-14 win in set two and a 25-17 win in the finale.
Eldon (10-7, 2-4 Tri-County Conference) will be back on its home floor Saturday for the 36th annual Eldon Tournament.