Boonville Lady Pirates volleyball coach Morgan Sprigg couldn’t fault the teams effort Monday night on the road against Eldon.
Despite a two set loss against the Lady Mustangs 24-26 and 22-25, Sprigg said the girls came out strong and ready to play.
“We did not get the outcome that we wanted, but this was by far the best game that we have played so far this season,” Sprigg said. “I think the girls are finally coming together and playing like a team. We had six on the floor that wanted to play and gave it all they had. They played very well as a team. They worked together and played their game. We knew that Eldon was going to be a tough team. Their main middle hitter is a senior now and hits the ball extremely well. Brynn Edwards did a fantastic job on getting to the block and got a lot of touches, shutting her down the first set. She also took charge on the floor and was a great leader, and this is what our team needs.
“As a team we looked fundamentally sound on both offense and defense. We had a lot of touches last night and that can be tough with a team that hits the ball well. MJ Goff played amazing defense. She read the ball well and got it to the target. I do believe that we lost the match due to our eight missed serves and a few net calls. These are mistakes that we cannot afford, especially against a good team like Eldon.”
Senior Brynn Edwards may have also had her best game to date while finishing with five kills on 33 attack attempts along with seven digs, five service points and two blocks.
Dana Lester finished the match with nine digs, six kills on 24 attack attempts along with one service point and one block. Shayann Potter had 20 assists, two digs, two kills on six attack attempts and one service point while Lawren Luscombe added eight service points with three aces, three digs, three blocks and three kills on nine attack attempts, Hana Cook with two blocks, two kills on 18 attack attempts and one dig, Kelsey Bishop with three digs, three kills on eight attack attempts and three service points with one ace, MJ Goff with 14 digs and one assist, Jodie Bass with six digs and one attack attempt and Brianna Walker with three digs and two attack attempts.
The loss dropped Boonville to 5-6-1 overall.
In the JV match, Boonville  defeated Eldon in two straight sets 27-25 and 25-18.
Boonville JV coach Alex Wendell said the girls played really well as a team last night.
“Eldon sent balls back over that got us out of rotation often, but we were able to stay organized and still attack on offense,” Wendell said. “The girls are really starting to prove and take ownership over their position on the floor. Their potential is really starting to come through.”
Lily Terrell led the Lady Pirates JV with 12 digs along with five kills on 18 attack attempts and three blocks.
Sophie Waibel finished the match with eight kills on 20 attack attempts along with eight digs, one block and one ace while Taylor Frederick added 18 assists, four digs, two kills and two aces, Makiya West with 10 digs, two kills on seven attack attempts and one block, Kennedy Renfrow three kills on nine attack attempts and three digs, Carson Dee seven digs, five aces, one kill on two attack attempts, Gabi Webster three digs and one ace, Diamond Lewis two digs and two attack attempts and Jordan Brackman with one dig.