(Photo by David Jenkins, Staff)
BELL CITY -- The Bell City Lady Cubs defeated the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball team in a best-of-five set match Monday night 25-12, 25-11 and 25-11.
The Lady Bulldogs (5-17-4) were led statistically by Asia Liggins with six kills, Keyarra Blissett with five kills and one ace, Mandy Moore with 12 assists and one ace and Tyanne Townsend with one ace.
Service errors proved to be the main downfall of Sikeston, as they committed 10 over the three sets.
"Serving errors really continue to hurt us," Lady Bulldogs head coach Steve Beydler said.
Beydler pointed out that Bell City is a historically tough team and a difficult environment for an away team.
"Bell City is a tough atmosphere to play in," he said. "Traditionally, they (Bell City) have a good team. That is always in your head when you play them. This could have been a good opportunity for us to really perform. But, we weren't able to execute."
Beydler notes that his underclassmen are gaining invaluable experience through varsity playing time.
"Our younger girls continue to gain valuable experience which will be a big asset to us down the road," he said.
Sikeston will be back in action Thursday night when they travel to New Madrid County Central for their last game of the regular season.
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats dropped their sixth match of the season on Monday night against the Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs in two straight sets, 25-13 and 25-16.
Dexter head coach Kris Vandeven said that Notre Dame's defense was one of the main reasons why they could not generate any consistent offense.
"Notre Dame's blocking and defense took us out of our system and we could never get our offense running," Vandeven said. "Tonight's performance was not what I had hoped it would be. Their team came out fired up, and we just didn't."
Jessica Satterfield led the Lady Bearcats with four kills while Cathryn Heil led in digs and assists with nine and five . Abbie Warren chipped in with nine blocks as well.
Vandeven also said that the Lady Bulldogs capitalized on errors that the Lady Bearcats just could not overcome.
"When playing a team like Notre Dame's, there's no room for numerous unforced errors," said Vandeven. "Hopefully we'll take this week's practice time to prepare for a possible rematch with Notre Dame next Tuesday in district play."
The Lady Bearcats are now 21-6-3 on the season.