SIKESTON - The Sikeston volleyball team dropped a tough match on Monday at the Field House, falling to Scott City 31-33, 23-25.
Sikeston (6-11, 1-1 in conference), had numerous chances but couldn't overtake the Lady Rams.
"The girls played very tough tonight," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. "It was a very exciting first game and it was just back and forth. One team was up and then the other was up. Neither team would give up. Eventually somebody was going to win, we just happened to come up on the losing end."
Beydler said he didn't know how the team would respond after losing such a tough first game, but he said the team rebounded and played well in the second set.
"We bounced back and did pretty well," said Beydler. "Scott City is one of the toughest teams we've played this year. We're pretty evenly matched. We played well tonight and they played well. You're frustrated that you don't win, but yet everybody played well so you can't get upset about it. Everybody played hard and did their best."
Statistically, Sikeston was led in serving (points-attempts) by Quinn Kaiser (10-10, 2 aces), Amber Anthony (8-8), Emily Taylor (12-13, 3 aces), Audra Wooley (9-10, 1 ace), Berneatress Hunt (5-6, 1 ace) and Kiarra Morris (4-7, 1 ace).
Wooley had five kills while Hunt and Anthony had four kills each. Morris added one kill.
Kaiser had 12 assists and one block.
Morris, Anthony and Hunt each had two blocks.
The Sikeston junior varsity lost 20-25, 17-25 to Scott City.
Sikeston was led in serving by Gina Williams (7-7, 1 ace), Rachel Beydler (9-10, 2 aces), Destinee Walker (6-7, 1 ace), Megan Underhill (3-3, 1 ace), Kelsey Lawrence (3-3) and Alli Harper (4-5).
Martika Davis had seven hills and three blocks. Caitlin Underwood had two kills. Beydler had one kill and four assists. Lawrence had four assists.
Sikeston will host Oran today at 6 p.m.