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Scott City puts talent on display against Oran

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

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Oran's Taylor Tenkhoff bumps the ball back over the net against Scott City Tuesday night.
(Photos by Josh Mills, Staff)
Lady Rams beat Oran in two sets, 25-12, 25-6

SCOTT CITY -- The Scott City Lady Rams proved once again Tuesday evening why they are one of the top volleyball teams in the area as they defeated the Oran Lady Eagles 25-12 and 25-6.

"We knew coming in how they were going to be and we knew Scott City would be good," said Oran head coach Sara Heisserer following the match. "I just didn't want them to be intimidated and give up and lay down and take the game. I just wanted us to go play hard out there and not give up and I told them I didn't care if the score was 24-1 just don't give up. I feel like they played well and they didn't give up."

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Oran's Taylor Irwin hits the ball against Scott City Tuesday night. Looking on is Oran's Beth Griffin.
Heisserer said that she wanted her squad to be able to get in reps during the contest and come away with some good practice against a talented squad. She said following the game that she believed they accomplished that goal, but that Scott City was overpowering throughout both sets. Oran is now 1-4-1 on the season.

The Lady Rams improved to 11-1-1 on the season and have shown area teams that they can accomplish big things with a young squad.

"We just try to look at the big picture and try to take each one of these games as a step towards the big picture," said Scott City head coach Haley Jennings. "The girls just play so well together. They've been playing together for a few years and they really know how to work as a team."

The Lady Rams will be competitive for a few years as they have a roster composed of three freshmen, two sophomores, four juniors and just one senior. Jennings said that having the younger squad isn't a downfall as they've played so much together in the last few years that they have come to know each other's style quite well.

Scott City will have a chance to showcase their talent at Sikeston on Thursday while Oran hits the road to visit Woodland on Friday.