CAPE GIRARDEAU - After a rough weekend in the SEMO Classic Volleyball Tournament, Sikeston bounced back with a victory at Cape Central on Monday.
Sikeston (5-4-2) won the match 15-6, 15-8.
"I'm real pleased that we went to Cape and came away with a win after a horrendous showing in the SEMO Volleyball Classic," said Sikeston head coach Steve Beydler. "It's nice to get back on track."
Sikeston entered the SEMO tournament with an undefeated record, but left with four losses. With an impressive win against Bernie and a SEMO Conference Tournament championship, Beydler said the team might have gotten a bit cocky heading into the Classic.
"Basically in the tournament, I think the girls may have gotten a little overconfident," said Beydler. "Of course when you come in like we did you have an 'X' on your back. We started playing tight and we were making silly little mistakes. Tonight they were having a blast. They were having fun. They were trying different things and they were really wanting to work on different plays."
Statistically, Sikeston was led by Emily Slaten's nine service points with three aces. Maggie Pfefferkorn had eight points and one ace.
Others were Joy Daniel (4 pts, 2 aces, 12 kills, 1 block), Rachael Vining (1 pt, 6 kills), Tara Shoemaker (1 kill), Paige Kaiser (4 pts, 2 aces, 4 kills, 2 blocks), Berneatress Hunt (3 kills, 1 block) and Lindsey Davis ( 4 pts)
"I would say that they were starting to communicate," said Beydler. "They were moving and getting to the ball and putting it in play. I'm pleased with the way things turned around since the weekend."
Sikeston will play at Poplar Bluff on Thursday at 6 p.m.
The Lady Bulldog junior varsity lost 8-15, 11-15 to Cape Central's JV.
Sikeston's jayvee was led by Audra Wooley (7 pts, 3 aces, 3 kills), Amber Anthony (2 pts, 1 ace, 2 kills), Khassie Patterson (6 pts, 2 aces), Erin Dement (1 pt, 1 ace, 2 kills) and Robyn Morris (3 pts, 4 kills).
PORTAGEVILLE - Portageville's volleyball team defeated Malden in two sets on Monday, winning the first one 15-2 and the second 15-2.
Lauren Williams was the leading scorer on the team, scoring 10 points in the two games. Jo Beth Delisle had the most kills with eight, followed by Williams with six. Beth St. Mary had eight assists, while Mindy Stafford had six. Portageville also won the junior varsity match, beating Malden in three sets. The Lady Bulldogs won the first one 15-2, lost the second 12-15, then won the third 15-6. Portageville (6-5) will host Kennett on Thursday.