The Boonville Lady Pirates volleyball team can’t seem to buy a win in the NCMC this season.
While going on the road Thursday night, the Lady Pirates fell in two straight against the Fulton Hornets 20-25 and 21-25.
The loss dropped Boonville to 5-5-1 overall and 0-2 in the NCMC.
Boonville Lady Pirates volleyball coach Morgan Sprigg said the game was not what she anticipated on happening.
“I knew that Fulton would be a good match,” Sprigg said. “They have always been scrappy and seem to be able to pull things together. Their serves is what beat us last night. Our biggest problem last night was our serve receive. We had trouble getting to the ball and running an offense. We also had too many girls on the floor last night that were making mistakes and it all added up. We cannot afford to do those type of things against a solid team, especially when the score is close. There were some on the floor that pushed through and wanted the win and their were others that didn’t.
“As a coach I have to find 6 players that want to work together as a team and win, and last night it was not there. I thought that Brynn Edwards played a good game last night both offensively and defensively. She was one that stepped up and wanted the win. Offensively she is hitting the ball a lot better and that is what we need. Like I said we have to find that solid 6 players that can work together and want to win. This group of girls have so much potential, we just have to work together and win. We cannot dwell on this game and have to be ready to go on Monday against Eldon which will be a hard game.”
Brynn Edwards had eight kills on 16 attack attempts along seven digs and three service points with two aces to lead the Lady Pirates.
Shayann Potter finished the match with 17 assists along with five digs and four attack attempts while Dana Lester added seven service points with four aces, three kills on 10 attack attempts and two digs, Kelsey Bishop with six service points with three aces, three digs and three kills on eight attack attempts, Hana Cook two service points with two aces and two kills on 11 attack attempts, Lawren Luscombe three service points with one ace, two digs, one block and one kill on seven attack attempts, Brianna Walker two digs and two attack attempts, MJ Goff three digs and one attack attempt and Sophie Waibel with one attack attempt.
In the JV match, Boonville defeated Fulton in three sets 22-25, 25-18 and 15-10.
Boonville JV coach Alex Wendell said the girls played really well overall last night. “We are becoming a much more fluid team and bringing our game to the floor instead of reacting to what other teams are throwing at us,” Wendell said. “Fulton was a tough team, but I am really proud of how the girls kept their composure and fought to win. Kennedy Renfrow stepped up and played well all around the floor last night. I was really happy to see her come out of her shell a little bit last night. Makiya West also played great defense last night in the back row, a spot she has been struggling with this season.”
Freshman Sophie Waibel led the JV team with 12 digs along with four kills on 13 attack attempts, two blocks and one ace.
Taylor Frederick finished the match with 17 assists along with six digs and one kill on five attack attempts while Lily Terrell added nine digs, four kills on 12 attack attempts, two aces and one block, Kennedy Renfrow seven digs, four kills on 14 attack attempts and three aces, Makiya West seven digs, five aces, three blocks and three kills on eight attack attempts, Carson Dee five digs and one attack attempt, Jordan Brackman one kill on three attack attempts, Gabi Webster two digs and one attack attempt, Eliza Adams three digs and Diamond Lewis with one attack attempt.