Boonville Lady Pirates volleyball coach Morgan Sprigg said the Lady Pirates didn’t have the best day on Saturday in the Eldon Tournament while finishing with a record of 3-5 overall.
After opening the tournament with a split against Owensville 19-25 and 25-21, the Lady Pirates came back to beat Southern Boone in two straight sets by the scores of 25-21 and 25-23. Meanwhile, after losing to Blair Oaks in two straight 19-25 and 11-25, Boonville also dropped its next match in two sets against Metro Academy by the scores of 22-25 and 20-25.
Sprigg said the girls started off very slow in the morning.
“Owensville was a pretty strong team,” Sprigg said. “They had a pretty big block and some decent hitters as well. During the second set we stepped it up and hit the ball well. Our defense struggle during the first set, but with our strong offense we got the win.”
In the second match against Southern Boone, Sprigg said the girls played much better and looked like a team.
“Southern Boone has gotten better and they put up a good match against us,” Sprigg said. “I thought that our defense improved that game. During the third match against Blair Oaks we came out strong and ready to play. We served really well the first set and they trouble receiving our ball. We knew that they were going to be a strong team as they always are. During the second set they picked it up and played well. We had trouble getting to a few of their powerful hits, but I think we played decent against them. Offensively we hit the ball smart and were strong in the front row.”
While finishing as the No. 2 seed in bracket play, Sprigg said the girls again came out flat against Metro Academy.
“We were flat that whole game,” Sprigg said. “Hana Cook serves seven straight points to get us back on the board but it wasn’t enough. We struggled mentally and physically. Every little mistake we made, it dug us in a deeper hole and we couldn’t get out. We lost that game due to nine missed serves and little mistakes. We did not play well together that game. We didn’t have the best day today, but we plan to get a good practice in on Monday to be ready to go for Marshall on Tuesday.”
Shayann Potter led the Lady Pirates with 48 assists along with seven digs, eight service points with one ace, four kills on 10 attack attempts and one block.
Dana Lester finished the tournament with a total of 15 service points with four aces along with 11 kills on 45 attack attempts and nine digs. Brynn Edwards had 25 digs, 22 kills on 63 attack attempts, 15 service points with three aces, four blocks and one assist while MJ Goff added 33 digs and one kill on three attack attempts, Lawren Luscombe with 18 service points with one ace, 11 kills on 43 attack attempts, two digs and one block, Brianna Walker with 21 digs, one assist and six attack attempts, Hana Cook with 11 service points with six aces and four kills on 27 attack attempts, Kelsey Bishop with nine kills on 46 attack attempts, seven digs, two service points and one block, Jodie Bass with six digs, one assist and one kill on one attack attempt and Lily Terrell with two digs.