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Sikeston volleyball takes down Oran

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Sikeston's Amber Anthony (2) and Berneatress Hunt attempt to block a shot.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston volleyball team picked up its second conference win of the season with a 25-23, 25-20 victory against Oran on Tuesday at the Field House.

Sikeston (7-11, 2-1) rebounded after falling to Scott City on Monday, but head coach Steve Beydler wasn't overly impressed by his team's performance.

"After playing very well last night in the loss to Scott City, the varsity came out a little sluggish tonight and they played well enough to win the match, but nowhere near our potential or as well as we played the night before," said Beydler.

Statistically, Sikeston was led in serving (points-attempts) by Kiarra Morris (7-9, 2 aces), Amber Anthony (5-5, 1 ace), Quinn Kaiser (12-13, 2 aces), Emily Taylor (5-6), Audra Wooley (8-9, 2 aces) and Berneatress Hunt (6-7, 2 aces).

Hunt led the team with 11 kills and five blocks. Anthony, Kaiser, Khassie Patterson and Martika Davis each had two kills. Wooley had one kill.

Kaiser added 16 assists and one block. Morris also had a block.

"Hunt had a very nice match," said Beydler. "Quinn put the ball on front of her and Berneatress was one top of it tonight."

Sikeston's junior varsity also defeated Oran, winning 25-20, 25-6.

"After two poorly played matches in a row, they had a team meeting tonight and came out with a renewed spirit and a better attitude, especially in the second game," said Beydler. "They put that second game away fairly easily and fairly quickly. I'm proud of them for rising above the problems they had the last two matches and they were able to pull together as a team and perform tonight."

Sikeston was led in serving by Rachel Beydler (18-19, 7 aces), Kelsey Lawrence (3-4), Megan Underhill (5-5, 1 ace), Destinee Walker (4-6), Gina Williams (6-6) and Alli Harper (5-6).

Davis led the team with seven kills. Caitlin Underwood had two kills while Beydler and Walker each had one kill.

Lawrence led the team with four assists while Beydler and Walker each had three assists.


SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldog soccer team posted one of its biggest wins in school history by defeating Jackson 2-1 in double overtime on Tuesday in Jackson.

"It's a big win for the program," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "They're one of the big four that we try to play well against. It's the first time we've beaten Jackson so we're pretty excited about it."

With the score tied 0-0 at the half, Sikeston took the lead at the 51:00 mark when Blake Taylor headed a crossing shot from J.R. Bizzell.

"We got a quick break on the outside -- Bizzell crossed one and Taylor headed it in," said Long.

Jackson scored the tying goal with just a minute left in the game when Cameron Keller scored on an assist from Tyler Sprandel.

"With five minutes left in the game we started watching the clock and they ended up getting a heck of a shot that Droddy didn't have a chance on," said Long.

After a scoreless first overtime, Sikeston won the game in the second overtime at the 99:00 mark with just a minute left in the overtime period. Taylor again came up with the heroics as he made a sliding shot on another assist from Bizzell.

"In the first overtime they out-shot us 10-1, but in the second overtime we took control," said Long. "It came on another cross from Bizzell and Taylor hit a sliding shot to score it. It was a team win. The defense played great. Both teams deserved it."

Jackson out-shot Sikeston 28-26 in the game. Bulldog goalkeeper Scott Droddy had 26 saves.

Sikeston is now 1-1 in overtime games this year.

Sikeston (6-6) will play at Marion on Thursday at 4 p.m.

Sikeston's junior varsity lost to Jackson 2-0.


FREDERICKTOWN -- Sikeston's girls tennis team suffered a narrow 5-4 defeat to Fredericktown on Tuesday.

"We played hard," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "Tess (Marshall), Emily (Bowman) and Jessica (Colwick) had great singles matches."

The Lady Bulldogs split the six singles and captured one of three doubles matches.

The junior varsity swept Fredericktown, winning both singles and the doubles match.

Sikeston host Kennett on Thursday.

Varsity results


1. Morgan Kemp (F) def. Jenni DeWitt, 8-3.

2. Courtney Kemp (F) def. Chelsea Gilliland, 8-3.

3. Tess Marshall (S) def. Jodi Cooper, 8-6.

4. Marie Peppers (F) def. Brittney Bohannon, 8-0.

5. Emily Bowman (S) def. Chelsey Cureton, 8-4.

6. Jessica Colwick (S) def. Rachel Page, 8-3.


1. M. Kemp/C. Kemp (F) def. DeWitt/Gilliland, 8-5.

2. Cooper/Peppers (F) def. Bowman/Bohannon, 9-7.

3. Marshall/Colwick (S) def. Cureton/Page, 8-3.

JV winners (singles) Hallie Lambert (S) def. Michelle Boillot, 6-0; Ali Fox (S) def. Jessica Pruett, 7-6 (7-5 tiebreaker). (doubles) Lambert/Fox (S) def Boillot/Pruett, 6-2.