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Portageville volleyball team beats SHS in straight sets

Wednesday, October 8, 2003

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rachael Vining
PORTAGEVILLE -- Sikeston's volleyball team lost to Portageville in straight sets on Tuesday, 22-25, 18-25. With the loss, the Lady Bulldogs drop to 6-11-2 on the season.

"The varsity is still playing a little too inconsistent," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. "We are continually placing the ball over the net without terminating it. (The other team) is able to run their offense and then put the ball back. We are consistently having to play on the defensive."

On the serving end, Rachael Vining had 4 attempts, 0 aces, 0 errors and 2 service points. Other servers were Paige Kaiser (6-1-0-3), Erin Box (8-1-1-6), Maggie Pfefferkorn (6-0-3-1), Audra Wooley (2-0-0-0), Leo Voss (3-0-0-0) and Quinn Kaiser (8-3-2-5).

Kaiser had two kills, Vining added one. Berneatress Hunt had two kills and three blocks. Wooley had two kills and one block, and Quinn Kaiser provided one kill.

"The team is having trouble getting more than one point," said Beydler. "We're not stringing together two and three points, and the other team seems to consistently get two or three here and two or three there, and slowly pull away."

Sikeston will be back in action on Thursday, hosting Chaffee. In Tuesday's junior varsity match, Sikeston beat Portageville 26-24, 25-18.

On serving, Emily Taylor had 5 attempts, 3 aces, 0 errors and 3 service points.

Other servers were Kiarra Morris (9-2-1-6), Khassie Patterson (5-0-0-2), Amber Anthony (18-3-1-14), Lindsey Wright (8-1-0-4) and Casey Ray (4-0-1-2).

"I'm pleased with the way the jayvee is playing," said Beydler. "We're coming together as a team and playing aggressively."

Kills came from Paige Harrington (3), Morris (3), Anthony (3), Taylor, Samantha Landers and Mary Felker.

The junior varsity team improves to 8-5-3 with the win.