(photo by David Jenkins, Staff)
"Jackson has a very good team," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. "They have three seniors that are extremely good volleyball players. We were trying to fill a hole, and Jackson is a tough team to play when you're trying to change what you're used to doing."
In the first set, Sikeston started off cold, allowing Jackson to jump out to an 8-0 lead. The Lady Bulldogs never did get on track, falling 3-15.
The second match was back and fourth, with the Lady Indians holding on for a 15-8 victory.
"The first game was like a big snowball," said Beydler. "The second game was tighter than that. Actually, I think it was a little closer than the final score indicates."
Maggie Pfefferkorn had five points. Emily Slaten had two points and one kill. Joy Daniel had four kills, Rachael Vining had two points, Paige Kaiser had two kills and Lindsey Davis had two points.
Sikeston (6-6-2) will travel to Bloomfield on Thursday night. In Tuesday's junior varsity match, Sikeston won the first set 15-11, but lost the second 12-15 and the third 14-16.
"I was very pleased with the way (the junior varsity) played tonight," said Beydler. "Even though this was a loss, I feel there has been quite a turnaround in the jayvee in this last week. I'm just looking forward to what they're going to do the rest of the season."
Audra Wooley served up 14 points with four aces, four kills and one block. Amber Anthony had three points and one kill. Erin Dement had 10 points and one kill.
Robin Morris had two points, five kills and one block. Lateisa Peet had six points, two kills and two blocks. Cassie Patterson had six points and two kills.
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Chaffee's volleyball team gave a strong showing against a talented Caruthersville team on Tuesday, losing 12-15, 10-15.
"I was real pleased with the way we played," said Chaffee coach David Mirly. "(Caruthersville) is talking about going to state, and we outplayed them. They were just the better team. I think we are headed in the right direction."
Jennifer Vandeven had a big night, finishing with seven blocks, seven digs, five kills, three points and two aces. Ashton Lee had one block, three digs, seven points and 23 assists.
Ashley Graham had two blocks, six digs, one kill, three points and one ace. Natalie Townsend had two blocks, six digs, seven kills, one point and one ace.
Lindsey Everett contributed one block, four digs and two kills. Samantha Hendrix had one block, one dig and one kill. Molly Fowler had eight digs, seven points and one ace. Mallory Kiefer had five blocks, four digs, seven kills and one point. Shanda Wood added one dig.
Chaffee (1-7) will host Oran tonight at 6 p.m. The Lady Red Devils lost Tuesday's junior varsity match, 13-15, 9-15.
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central defeated Cape Central in straight sets on Tuesday night, winning the first 15-9 and the second 15-6. The Lady Eagles will host Portageville next Monday at 6 p.m.
BLOOMFIELD -- Richland's volleyball team was defeated by Bloomfield in three sets on Tuesday. The Lady Rebels lost the first set 0-15, won the second 15-10, then lost the third 3-15. Richland also lost the junior varsity match, 10-15, 6-15. Richland (1-11-1) will play in the Gideon Tournament this weekend.
SCOTT CITY -- Oran's volleyball team was defeated by Scott City on Tuesday in straight sets. The Lady Eagles lost the first end 4-15, then the second 13-15. Teresa Hodges had two kills, five blocks and five digs. Amber Seyer had four kills, four blocks and seven digs.
Carmen Duncan contributed four points. Oran (5-6-3) will travel to Chaffee tonight at 6 p.m.
STEELE -- Portageville's volleyball team lost to South Pemiscot in straight sets on Tuesday night. The Lady Bulldogs lost the first one 8-15, then dropped the second 9-15.
They also lost the junior varsity match, losing the first one 12-15 and the second 8-15.
Portageville (6-8-0) will play in the Gideon Tournament, which starts on Thursday.