The Boonville Lady Pirates JV volleyball team had plenty of chances over the weekend while competing in the Columbia Hickman JV Tournament.


The Boonville Lady Pirates JV volleyball team had plenty of chances over the weekend while competing in the Columbia Hickman JV Tournament.

While finishing the tournament at 2-2-2 overall, the Lady Pirates had a chance to finish third overall while battling Columbia Rock Bridge. However, two straight losses by the scores of 25-16 and 25-22 left Boonville in fourth place to closeout the regular season at 16-6-2 overall.

Boonville volleyball coach Susie Stone said the tournament had some really solid team participating. “We had to fight for everything,” Stone said. “Nothing came easy. We played more solid as the day progressed.”
Stone said Jeff City’s JV wound up winning the tournament over Jeff City’s ninth grade in two straight games 25-14 and 25-17.

Rock Bridge finished third, followed by Boonville, Hickman, St. Paul’s Lutheran of Concordia, Tolton and Hallsville.

In the opening round against Jeff City’s ninth grade team, Boonville finished 1-1 by winning the first game 26-23 and dropping the second 25-23. Meanwhile, in the next round against Hickman’s JV, the Lady Pirates again finished 1-1 by dropping the first game 25-21 and winning the second by the same identical score of 25-21.

Of course the next round was more to Boonville’s liking as the Lady Pirates defeated Tolton in two straight 25-15 and 25-22. Then, in the fourth round against St. Paul’s Lutheran, Boonville dropped the first game 25-20 but won the next-two games by the scores of 25-19 and 25-17.

In the semifinals, Jeff City’s JV defeated Boonville in two straight games 25-18 and 25-19. Meanwhile, in the third-place match, Rock Bridge won in two straight to end tournament play for the Lady Pirates.
Boonville freshman Daryl Fagan led the Lady Pirates with 114 digs along with 42 service points with four aces.

Sophomore Anna Davis had 37 digs, 36 kills on 69 of 78 hitting, 26 service points with seven aces, seven blocks and three assists.

Kylie Hohensee finished the match with 52 digs, 25 kills on 45 of 69 hitting, 25 service points with 11 aces, four assists and two blocks, while Makenzie Ficken added 32 assists, 26 digs, 23 service points with five aces and 12 kills on 26 of 36 hitting, Hannah Verslues with 43 assists, 19 service points with five aces, 17 digs and three kills on 6 of 8 hitting, Raven Stone with 21 digs, 15 kills on 31 of 37 hitting, 13 blocks and two assists, Anna Terlep with 14 digs, 14 service points with two aces, six kills on 23 of 25 hitting, five blocks and one assist, Kat Xufuris with 26 digs, 12 service points with one ace and one kill on 2 of 5 hitting and Emilyn O’Laughlin with 12 digs, two blocks, two kills on 10 of 12 hitting and one assist.