The Indians were playing in the Versailles Invitational on Saturday along with the host Tigers and Eldon and after entering the tournament with a loss to California, Osage finished the weekend 5-1 with some redemption by exacting some revenge and knocking off the Pintos in the championship.

It was a good day for School of the Osage.

The Indians were playing in the Versailles Invitational on Saturday along with the host Tigers and Eldon and after entering the tournament with a loss to California, Osage finished the weekend 5-1 with some redemption by exacting some revenge and knocking off the Pintos in the championship.

“It was a disappointing loss but the girls played well,” Osage coach Travis Squire said of the previous matchup with California. “We just came up short and our defense was not at its top form.

“To California’s credit they played well and had a strong offense on the night.”

Well, Osage found a way to flip the script on Saturday.

Osage started off 2-1 in pool play with a two-set win over Stover (25-19, 25-20), a two-set win over Marshall (25-21, 26-24) and a two-set loss to Southern Boone (24-26, 23-25). Then, the Indians made their run in bracket play with a two-set win over Green Ridge (25-22, 25-18) and a pair of three-set victories over Mid Buchanan (25-18, 23-25, 25-17) and California in the championship (25-23, 19-25, 26-24).

Carson Wood led the Osage attack with a total of 69 kills over the weekend on 141 attempts for a success rate of about 49 percent. Meanwhile, Karli Kempf recorded 28 kills on 94 attempts for a kill percentage of about 30 percent. Caitlyn Vaughn and Sara Wolf served as the passing leaders on the day with a 2.1 average out of a perfect three and serving had a success of 93 percent with Wolf leading the way at 10 service aces. On the defensive end, Vaughn put up 49 digs while Kempf finished with 34 respectively.

Playing on its home court, Versailles went 2-1-1 on the day and suffered a first round exit in bracket play.

The Tigers began with pool play where they took care of Warsaw in two sets (25-20, 25-13) and Crystal City in two sets (25-10, 25-15) before splitting with Mid Buchanan (19-25, 26-24). Marshall was awaiting Versailles in the elimination round and managed to end the day for the Tigers with a two-set win (10-25, 24-26).

Emma Geier smacked down 16 kills on the day to lead Versailles while Kellan Boehm chipped in 29 assists and seven service aces. Carrie Hoffa had a presence above the net with 11 blocks and Taralee Edgar kept the team fighting with 27 digs.

Versailles went on to face neighbor Stover for Morgan County bragging rights on Monday and the Tigers won in two sets (25-21, 25-20). Adaya Comer put up six kills, Boehm put up nine assists and Kylie Viebrock contributed three service aces on offense. Edgar led the dig department with 13 on the night and both Klarissa Franzisko and Hannah Whan recorded two blocks.

Available scores from Eldon showed that the Mustangs finished 1-1-1 in bracket play with a two-set loss to California, a tie with Green Ridge and a two-set win over Hallsville. Stats were not available at the time of press.

Eldon (13-11-1, 2-4 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to host Bolivar on Tuesday before welcoming Hallsville on Thursday for another conference clash and the regular season finale at 5:30 p.m. Versailles (10-14-3, 1-5 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to visit Skyline on Tuesday and will take a trip to Blair Oaks on Thursday for its final conference battle and regular season finale at 5:30 p.m. Osage (19-8-1, 3-2 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to visit Southern Boone on Tuesday before wrapping up the regular season with a conference battle against Boonville at home on Thursday at 6 p.m.

“We are looking forward to the rematch with Southern Boone. We played very poorly against them in the tournament,” Squire said ahead of Tuesday night’s contest. “I think and hope they will find us a totally different team.”