The Boonville Lady Pirates volleyball team won the most important game of its season Tuesday night in the opening round of the Class 3 District 8 Tournament in Marshall.
While facing a win or go home scenario, the Lady Pirates opted for the first by beating Mexico in two straight by the scores of 24-14, 25-15.
Boonville Lady Pirates volleyball coach Morgan Sprigg said the game against Mexico was a very slow pace game.
“Both teams came out slow and seemed flat,” Sprigg said. “We managed to pick it up quickly in the first set doing a lot of good things. The second set started out a little rusty but we fired back and did not let down. Our defense was unstoppable last night. We picked up every ball and placed it right in the setter’s hands. They hustled after every ball and communicated well in the back row. We are definitely going to have to pick it up for tonight’s game. We are going to have to come out strong and ready to play. Kirksville is going to be a tough and even match. I am proud of the girls for not letting down last night and playing to their level. I hope to see some more intensity tonight when we are out on the floor. If we stay up and play smart we should not have a problem in the semi-final game against Kirksville.”
Shayann Potter led the Lady Pirates with 16 assists along with 11 service points with two aces, six digs and one kill on four attack attempts.
Brynn Edwards finished the match with 11 digs, seven kills on 14 attack attempts, six service points, two blocks and one assist. Lawren Luscombe had seven kills on 19 attack attempts along with three service points with two aces and two digs, MJ Goff with 13 digs and two attack attempts, Jodie Bass with 12 digs, one assist and one attack attempt, Kelsey Bishop with four service points with two aces, three kills on 13 attack attempts, two digs and one assist, Dana Lester with four service points with two aces and one kill on 10 attack attempts, Hana Cook with two kills on 12 attack attempts, one block and one service point with one ace and Briana Walker with five digs and one attack attempt.