Eldon falls at Blair Oaks, Versailles swept by Hallsville and Osage picks up win after going the distance at Waynesville
Eldon falls at Blair Oaks
Eldon was on the road Tuesday night at Blair Oaks and the Mustangs were not able to find enough firepower, losing 3-1 (26-24, 20-25, 27-29, 20-25).
Caroline Beckmann paced Eldon’s offensive with 18 kills as Haley Henderson added nine, Taylor Henderson finished with eight and Addie Davis earned five. Haley also served up four service aces while Tatum Frank had three and Davis had two. Davis also fueled the attack with 35 assists.
Beckmann tried to keep the Falcons at bay with 26 defensive digs as Haley added 23 , Frank added 21 and Taylor contributed eight. Beckmann also posted five blocks and Hannah Opie had three.
Eldon (7-3-1, 1-1 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to host Hallsville Wednesday night and will visit Boonville on Monday at 5 p.m.
Versailles swept by Hallsville
After a tough night against Sherwood on Monday where the Tigers were swept (8-25, 16-25, 21-25), Hallsville did not make things any easier with a three-set sweep Tuesday night (12-25, 16-25, 4-25).
In the match against Sherwood, Sandalyn Morris led the offense with five kills while Maycee Edgar added four assists and Sandalyn Morris contributed nine digs.
"We played a strong match defensively and gave tremendous effort on the back row. Several encouraging moments were seen offensively, and we look forward to building on those bright spots and becoming more consistent," Versailles coach Katelyn McKinnis said.
Madison Foley delivered two service aces against Hallsville while Klarissa Franzisko and Kyrstin Thurman contributed six digs each.
"We played a competitive first and second set and held a 4-point lead in the second. Unfortunately, we were unable to maintain our level of play throughout the entirety of each set, but we plan to improve in this area as the season progresses," McKinnis said after the Hallsville match. "We're learning that it takes a high level of competitiveness to play as a varsity team."
The Tigers (0-6, 0-2 Tri-County Conference) host Russellville Thursday at 6 p.m.
Osage picks up win after going the distance at Waynesville
Osage visited Waynesville Tuesday night and earned the win after going all five sets.
The Indians took the first two sets, 25-23 and 26-24, but Waynesville stormed back with the next two sets winning both times, 26-24. In the finale, Osage left little doubt with a 15-10 set win.
Carly Hambly led the attack with 24 kills as Sara Wolf added 21, Adrienne Dubbs added 10 and Alisa Boswell finished with nine. Hambly also provided two service aces and Paige Rowland contributed 62 assists. Shelby Spriggs had 23 digs on the defensive end as Wolf added 18, Hambly added 13, Rowland added eight and Boswell finished with six.
Osage (5-2) hosts Eugene Thursday at 5 p.m.