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SHS defeats Portageville

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

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Sikeston's Catlin Underwood blocks a spike by Portageville's Courtney Chamberlain.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs defeated the visiting Portageville Lady Bulldogs in two sets at the Field House on Tuesday night, 25-15, 25-21.

Sikeston was down a player as junior Ali Harper was out due to a concussion suffered last Thursday at Dexter.

"Martika (Davis) and Ali collided at Dexter and Ali received a concussion from the collision," said Sikeston head coach Steve Beydler. "We had only nine players available tonight so we had to make some changes in the lineup. We have been playing Martika at outside hitter, but we had her in the middle tonight and she had a monster game."

Davis recorded eight kills and three blocks to lead Sikeston from her new position.

"I thought at times we were a little tentative tonight," said Beydler. "Then at other times we were very aggressive. We have got to be more consistent from our outside hitters. We have got to be aggressive at all times from the outside."

Sikeston cut down on their mental and physical errors against Portageville. "We only committed six hitting errors tonight," said Beydler. "We average around 15 a game. Against Dexter last week, we committed 20 errors. We just gave them 20 free points. If we can cut down on our errors, it is scary how good would could be at times."

Kellye Penn led Portageville (15-7-2) with five blocks and four kills. Deanna Deere had five digs to lead Portageville, while Lauren Kellams had a nice game with five blocks, three assists and two kills. Hannah Rone and Mary Hannah Fisher finished with four assists apiece for Portageville.

Rachel Beydler continued her solid play at setter for Sikeston recording 20 assists. Jennifer Millington had eight digs at libero, while Quinn Kaiser had six kills and three assists.

Emily Taylor registered three kills and two assists for Sikeston, while Caitlin Underwood and Destinee Walker had three and two kills apiece.

Portageville won the junior varsity match 25-15 and 25-21.

Sikeston (13-7) travels to Chaffee on Thursday night for a varsity only match at 6 p.m.