FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team had a strong showing in the semifinals of the Farmington Invitational Tournament against the Perryville Pirates on Tuesday night with a 3-1 victory.
"It's a big win for us," Sikeston coach Doyle Noe said. "They're a district opponent and I think it may have established some ground in our district.
"We're playing solid as a team right now."
Evan Underwood scored his second goal of the season at the 21-minute mark with an assist from Grant Hinton to give the Bulldogs the early lead. Trey Tigart went on to score two goals for Sikeston at the 42-minute mark and the 58-minute mark with assists from Tyler Neal and Michael Gibson.
Perryville scored their only goal in the 71-minute mark.
Sikeston out-shot the Pirates 14-5, as goalkeeper, Gibson, had all five saves.
Sikeston (2-0) will play for the tournament championship against either Farmington or Fredericktown on Thursday at 7 p.m.
The junior varsity Bulldogs also came away winners on Tuesday with a 1-0 victory over Farmington. Caleb Hanson scored the games lone goal with an assist from Austin Erwin.
Bernie 2, Sikeston 0
BERNIE -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball squad opened their season with a tough road loss to the Bernie Lady Mules on Tuesday night in two sets, 25-20 and 25-22.
"They are perennially a scrappy, hard serving tough team from Stoddard County," Sikeston head coach Steve Beydler said. "We always start our season with them and it's usually a good bench mark for us on what we need to work on early."
Things weren't looking positive for the Lady Bulldogs in their first set of the season as they fell into a 12-3 hole early. After a timeout, Sikeston rallied back and was down by just two points in the blink of an eye. Although their rally wouldn't hold for the first set win.
The second set was a back-and-forth affair which ultimately went in Bernie's direction.
Sikeston (0-1) played Bernie without one of it's go-to players in Asia Liggins who suffered a twisted ankle on Monday. Prompting a positive outlook for Beydler.
"As close as it was, we did that without Asia on the court," he said. "I think that was good for the other girls to go through and I think they played very well for the most part. I was pleased with a lot of things I saw."
Quisha Howard led the team in kills with seven. Vonterria Applewhite and Mary Eiffert each added four kills as well. Applewhite also had seven blocks while Halley Loflin and Jalen Peet each had six blocks. Trenice Greer and Sam Anderson added nine and seven assists respectively.
Sikeston will be back on the court next Wednesday when they host Saxony Lutheran.
Kennett 2, Dexter 1
KENNETT -- The Kennett Lady Indians won a tough three-set match over Dexter on Tuesday night, 20-25, 26-24, 25-23.
"It's been at least five years since Kennett has been able to stop Dexter," said Kennett coach Laura Ort. "We have come close on several occasions, but tonight we got the job done."
Kennett's Jade Caldwell had 17 assists while Audrey Wynne had seven kills, two blocks and five digs. Morgan Pickens added eight kills, four blocks and an ace while Mackenzie Carr had six kills, four aces, 10 digs and one block.
Dexter falls to 1-1 with the loss while Kennett is now 2-0.
Senath 2, Portageville 0
SENATH -- The Portageville Lady Bulldogs dropped a straight-set match to Senath-Hornersville on Tuesday night 25-16, 25-12.
Portageville's Janika McIntyre was 3 of 3 serving with three aces, three kills, one block and one dig while Katelyn Jackson was 9 of 9 serving with one kill, one block and one assist.
Latavia Harris had three kills, two blocks and a kill for the Lady Bulldogs while Allyson Walls added three digs.
Portageville won the junior varsity match 27-25, 20-25, 25-19.
Jenna Hawkins was 11 of 12 serving with two aces and three assists while Jennifer Ifland was 9 of 9 serving with an ace and four kills. Haley Corbett added two aces, five kills and two blocks with Taylor McCoy pitching in two aces and three kills.
Jackson 9, Sikeston 0
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston tennis team lost to the always-tough Jackson Lady Indians 9-0 on Tuesday.
Kelsey Dial nearly pulled out a win in singles, falling to Ashley Robinson 8-6. Dial teamed with Jacarra Lampkin in doubles and played tough against Jackson's doubles team of Jenny Powell and Montana Adams before falling 8-6.
Sikeston also lost the junior varsity match 9-0.
1. Jenny Powell (J) def. Jacarra Lampkin (S), 8-2
2. Ashley Robinson (J) def. Kelsey Dial (S), 8-6
3. Montana Adams (J) def. Martha Neel (S), 8-1
4. Katelyn Kuppart (J) def. Brooke Partridge (S), 8-1
5. Lindsey Batz (J) def. Jessica Hutchcraft (S), 8-1
6. Jackie McNally (J) def. Kristin King (S), 8-0
1. Powell/Adams (J) def. Lampkin/Dial (S), 8-6
2. Robinson/Kuppart (J) def. Neel/Partridge (S), 8-0
3. Batz/Amber Reid (J) def. Hutchcraft/King (S), 8-0
Ann Strickert (J) def. Emma Ferrell (S), 6-0
Amber Reid (J) def. Kristin King (S), 6-0
Taylor Poore (J) def. Alana Ellis (S), 6-0
Sydnei Lemmons (J) def. Kelly Braden (S), 6-3
Lucy Kunz (J) def. Tori Holmes (S), 6-1
Hannah Nickelson (J) def. Julie Colbert (S), 6-1