BELL CITY -- The Sikeston volleyball team fell to 16-10-1 on the season with a straight-sets loss to Class 1 powerhouse Bell City on Monday night in Bell City.
The Lady Bulldogs lost 16-25 and 14-25 in the second set after falling behind 11-0.
"We spotted them 11 points and played them even the rest of the way, but that was about the only good we did," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. "It wasn't a good night for us. We didn't play well at all. It's the wrong time of the year for us to play like that. Bell City does everything right. They pass right, they set right, they see the court well. We just didn't play Sikeston volleyball tonight."
Sikeston's Caitlin Underwood and Quinn Kaiser each had four kills while Martika Davis had three kills.
Rachel Beydler had 14 assists and one block. Davis added a block. Kaiser and Beydler each had an ace.
Sikeston also competed in the SEMO Conference Tournament over the weekend at New Madrid County Central.
Sikeston went 5-1 to win its pool before falling to Cape Central in the semifinals to be eliminated from the tournament.
"(Cape Central) played with determination and we didn't play well," said Beydler.
In the tournament, Davis had 22 kills. Kaiser, Emily Talor and Underwood each had 15 kills.
Beydler had 66 assists and six aces. Kaiser and Kiarra Morris had four aces apiece.
Dig leaders were Kaiser (37), Beydler (29), Jennifer Millington (25), Morris (20) and Taylor (20).
Davis and Underwood each had five blocks. Beydler had two blocks.
"We went into the tournament feeling like we had a very good shot at winning the whole thing," said Beydler. "We split with Scott City in pool play. We played well against them, but didn't play well against Cape Central and we were left out of the championship round. That was a disappointment for us."
Sikeston had three girls selected for the 10-player all-tournament team in Davis, Kaiser and Beydler.
"That's quite an honor for those girls, especially since only 10 are picked," said Beydler.
Sikeston will have its Senior Night tomorrow at 6 p.m. against Saxony Lutheran.