Osage outlasts Eldon in showdown to five sets, Camdenton sweeps Hillcrest and Versailles falls to Eugene
Osage outlasts Eldon in showdown to five sets
There was a prizefight Thursday night at School of the Osage.
The Indians and rival Eldon Mustangs traded haymakers and went the distance on the volleyball court, playing a full five sets to settle the match, and the home team found a way to get it done.
Osage won the first set 25-21, dropped the second and third 25-21 and 25-20 to be put on the brink of elimination and stormed back with a 25-22 win in set four and 15-12 win in the finale to finish the night.
Osage seniors Carly Hambly and Sara Wolf led the attack with 12 kills each while freshman Alison Steen provided five kills of her own. Senior Pagie Rowland fueled the attack with 30 assists and the Indians had a good night serving as junior Juliana Bryant, Hambly, Spriggs and Wolf racked up some quick points with four aces each. Steen also had two service aces as the team finished with 20 overall. On the defensive end, Spriggs led the way with 23 digs while Wolf and Hambly both finished with 11 and Rowland had five. Steen contributed four blocks and senior Alisa Boswell had two blocks.
Eldon junior Caroline Beckmann recorded 23 kills to lead the Mustang offense and junior Jade Hall had seven while sophomore Haley Henderson finished with five and both freshman Sydni Halderman and senior Cassidy Prater contributed three each. Junior Tatum Frank served up four aces and both Beckmann and freshman Jaci Mueller finished with three each as senior Addie Davis provided 37 assists. Frank put together 18 digs on the defensive end while senior Taylor Henderson put up 13 and both Haley and Beckmann had 10 digs each. Davis, Prater and Beckmann put together two blocks each for the Mustangs.
Osage (8-3, 2-1 Tri-County Conference) will play in the Rolla Tournament on Saturday. Eldon (11-4-1, 4-2 TCC) hosts Southern Boone on Monday at 5 p.m.
Camdenton sweeps Hillcrest
Camdenton cruised to an Ozark Conference victory Thursday night at Hillcrest, sweeping the Hornets in three sets (25-10, 25-15, 25-3).
Camdenton junior Payton Kincaid led the Laker offense by smacking down 15 kills while senior Sydney Smith added seven kills, senior Miranda Hadfield added five and senior Brooklyn Stidham finished with four. Senior Olivia Whittle and junior Elle Turner served up a trio of aces each and Kincaid finished with two. Turner also provided a team-leading 13 assists while Smith added 10 and junior Sara Holmes contributed five. Whittle paced the defense with seven digs, Turner recorded six and both Stidham and Kincaid had five digs each.
Camdenton (13-4-2, 3-1 OC) will play in the Mount Vernon Tournament on Saturday.
Versailles falls to Eugene
Versailles traveled to Eugene Thursday night and the Tigers came up short after two sets (14-25, 18-25).
"We remained more focused throughout the entirety of this match, but our errors in serve receive allowed the Eagles to string points together," Versailles coach Katelyn McKinnis stated. "Offensively, Maycee Edgar played well against Eugene as one of our outside hitters. Edgar had several strong attacks."
Versailles (0-13, 0-3 Tri-County Conference) is set to play in the Warrensburg Invitational on Saturday.