Volleyball Roundup- Camdenton, Osage and Versailles

MICHAEL LOSCH, Lake Sun Sports Editor
The Camdenton volleyball team celebrates its Mount Vernon Tournament championship on Saturday, October 3.

Camdenton wins Mount Vernon Tournament

It was a day full of winning for the Camdenton Lakers on Saturday at the Mount Vernon Tournament.

In fact, the team has not tasted defeat since a loss to Helias in the Camdenton Tournament on September 19 and now, the team has won nine straight games with a first place trophy to bring home after adding four more wins on Saturday.

The Lakers knocked off Monett and Aurora, 2-0, in straight sets before beating Carthage 2-1 and Miller 2-0 in the finale to win it.

Camdenton began with Monett and won both sets against the Cubs, 25-13. Jackie White and Miranda Hadfield smacked down seven kills each to lead the attack while Sydney Smith contributed six kills of her own. Sydney Smith served up four aces and also led the way with 14 assists while Sarah Holmes added four assists and Elle Turner finished with three. Olivia Whittle led the defense with eight digs and Mya Hulett added three while White recorded two blocks.

The Lakers also took care of business against Aurora, 25-23 and 25-15. Smith provided eight kills to lead the attack and Payton Kincaid put up four while both Smith and Turner served up a pair of aces. Turner also had four assists and Smith contributed three. Whittle led the defense once again with 13 digs while Smith finished with seven and both Turner and Kincaid provided four each. Kincaid was also active above the net with four blocks and White added another pair of blocks.

Camdenton found itself in a battle with Carthage as the Lakers won the first set 25-19 before the Tigers took the second 25-21. The Lakers found a way to win the finale, 25-20. Smith led the offensive charge with 12 kills while Kincaid added seven, White finished with six and Hadfield smacked down four. Turner served three aces while Smith added two and the Lakers finished with seven aces overall. Smith also provided 14 assists and Turner finished with 13. Whittle recorded 21 digs to slow down the Tigers and Kincaid added 13 while Stidham provided five and Holmes added four. White also finished with a trio of blocks to help the Lakers finish on top.

In the finale with Miller, Camdenton closed out strong with a 27-25 win in the first set of the championship before leaving little doubt with a 25-15 win in the second to wrap up the day. Kincaid led the way with eight kills while Smith and Hadfield each added seven and White finished with four. Kincaid also provided the lone service ace and Smith put up 14 assists while Turner contributed 10. Whittle led the dig department with 18 digs and both Smith and Brooklyn Stidham added eight while Turner had seven and Kincaid had six. White was back above the net with three blocks and Kincaid put up two blocks of her own.

Camdenton (17-4-2, 3-1 Ozark Conference) was scheduled to visit Republic on Monday and will host Columbia Hickman on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Osage finishes third at Rolla Tournament

Osage had a full slate of games on Saturday, playing seven overall in the Rolla Tournament as the team started at 9 a.m. and wrapped up around 8 p.m.

The end result was a third place finish in the annual tournament as the Indians finished the day, 4-2-1.

Osage began the day with a tough battle against West Plains that the Indians managed to win in three sets (25-20, 20-25, 25-21). Carly Hambly led the attack with 12 kills while Sara Wolf totaled seven and Alisa Boswell contributed six. Paige Rowland served up a pair of aces and fueled the attack with 28 assists. Shelby Spriggs led the defensive effort with 14 digs while Wolf added 13 and Hambly added 12. Boswell also recorded three blocks while Alison Steen added two.

The Indians met a familiar Tri-County Conference foe in Blair Oaks for the next round and dropped a pair of sets to the Falcons (18-25, 17-25). Wolf smacked down five kills while Steen and Hambly added three each and Rowland provided 10 assists. Spriggs led the defense again with seven digs while Wolf added five and Boswell put up a pair of blocks.

Osage went on to meet Potosi and the two team split the match as the Trojans took the first set 25-22 while the Indians came back with a 25-18 win. Hambly put up eight kills while Steen had four and the team finished with three service aces overall while Rowland provided 17 assists. Wolf recorded seven digs as Hambly added six and both Rowland and Steen finished with five and Boswell was above the net once again with a trio of blocks.

In the next round, Osage faced Sullivan and the Indians got back on track in two sets (25-20, 25-16). Hambly smacked down eight kills while Wolf finished with five and Steen added four and Rowland contributed 20 assists. Wolf also had a team-leading 14 digs while Hambly added nine, Spriggs finished with eight and Rowland finished with five. Boswell also put up five blocks in the defensive effort.

The Indians came up short against Nixa, falling in two sets (14-25, 16-25). Hambly recorded seven kills and one service ace while Rowland finished with 11 assists. Hambly also led the defensive effort with Spriggs as they provided six digs each and Steen managed to record a block. 

Up next was the host Bulldogs of Rolla and the Indians took care of business in two sets (25-18, 25-20). Wolf led the attack with six kills and two aces while Hambly added four kills and Adrienne Dubbs provided three kills of her own. Rowland provided 14 assists as well. Spriggs recorded nine digs, Hambly finished with six and Wolf had four and Steen recorded the lone block. 

Osage met Fatima in the finale for third place and the Indians managed to win it in three sets after initially trailing (18-25, 25-20, 25-21). Hambly led the offense with 12 kills while Wolf finished with 11, Steen added 10 and Boswell contributed four. Wolf also had two aces and Rowland put up 34 assists. Wolf led the defensive effort with 17 digs as Spriggs added 12, both Hambly and Rowland contributed seven and Scout Mayer provided four. Steen also showed up above the net with three blocks.

Osage (12-5-1, 2-1 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to visit Skyline on Monday before visiting Fatima on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Versailles drops four games at Warrensburg Tournament

Versailles was in tournament action at Warrensburg over the weekend where the Tigers dropped four games in straight sets to Santa Fe, Tipton, the host Tigers and Adrian.

Versailles fell to Santa Fe (13-25, 14-25), Warrensburg (15-25, 16-25), Tipton (22-25, 17-25) and Adrian (18-25, 23-25).

Sandalyn Morris led the attack over the weekend with five kills while Maycee Edgar added four and Payten Stubbs served up two aces and 11 assists. Both Stubbs and Kyrstin Thurman provided 17 digs each on the defensive end and Madison Foley had three blocks while Kailee Rand finished with two.

Versailles (0-17, 0-3 Tri-County Conference) will host California on Tuesday at 5 p.m.