The Boonville Lady Pirates volleyball team had little time to reflect on Tuesday’s three-set loss against the Hannibal Pirates with the Marshall Lady Owls in town on Thursday.
After dropping their first conference match of the season against Hannibal, the Lady Pirates came back Thursday night to beat Marshall in two straight sets by the scores of 25-15 and 25-12.
Boonville Lady Pirates volleyball coach Morgan Sprigg said the girls came out very slow and really didn’t have any momentum on and off the floor.
“You could tell that we were extremely tired from the two games on Monday and Tuesday,” Sprigg said. “We did not play our best, but we came out with the victory. Marshall came out stronger the second match and we finally stepped up and played to finish it. It was good getting another conference win. I thought Jessica Luscombe hit very well last night. She took advantage of their open floor and scored a lot, and that is what I like to see from her. She is a smart player and it showed on the floor last night. We have to get rested up and ready to go for the tournament on Saturday in Knob Noster.”
Emma Goff led the Lady Pirates, who improved to 7-3-2 overall and 3-1 in the NCMC, with 24 assists, eight service points with one ace, six digs and one kill on two attack attempts.
Abbie Lemmons finished the match with eight kills on 20 attack attempts along with nine digs and three service points while Jessica Luscombe added 12 kills on 17 attack attempts, five service points with one ace, four blocks and one dig, Kelsi Dillender with eight service points with one ace, five digs, one assist and one kill on six attack attempts, Sydnee Poindexter with four digs, two kills on nine attack attempts, one block and one service point, Sophie Taube with seven digs, three service points and three attack attempts and Brynn Edwards with four kills on nine attack attempts.
In the JV match, Boonville won in two straight by the scores of 25-16 and 25-10.
Boonville JV coach Alex Wendell said she can’t say enough about how much better the passing looked last night.
Granted we received a lot of free balls, but they were able to get to them and get them accurately passed up to Shay so we could have more front row attacks,” Wendell said. “Our serving lacked last night. We had nine missed serves. Our intensity was still low, but I was happy to see them carry their success over from the first game to the second game and win in two like we should have.”
Shayann Potter led the JV team with 18 assists along with 15 service points with four aces, four digs and three attack attempts.
Dana Lester contributed eight service points with two aces along with six kills on 10 attack attempts and three digs, Mackenzie Lutz with five kills on 11 attack attempts, three service points with one ace and one dig, Sara Clinton with five service points with one ace, four digs and two kills on four attack attempts, Lindsey Harris with four service points on two aces, three digs and one kill on two attack attempts, Hannah Gross with three kills on five attack attempts and one dig, Kileigh Skoufos with two kills on five attack attempts and two digs, Kelsey Bishop with four digs and one kill on four attack attempts and Brianna Walker with three digs.
In the freshmen match, Boonville defeated Marshall in two sets 25-19 and 25-16.
Coach Wendell said she thought the C team looked the best they’ve looked last night.
“We had some communication errors and some girls not knowing when it was their turn to go in, but our playing looked good,” Wendell said. “Their passes were much better, which allowed the hitters to actually hit the ball.”
Dianna Koa led the C-team with 13 digs along with five kills on seven attack attempts and two service points with one ace.
MJ Goff had 13 assists and seven assists along with four service points with two aces while Rachel Lutz added six digs, five service points with three aces and two kills on four attack attempts, Lawren Luscombe with four kills on five attack attempts with four service points with two aces, three digs and one assist, Kileigh Skoufos with eight digs, two service points with one ace and one kill on four attack attempts, Kelsey Bishop with five service points with three aces, four digs and one kill on two attack attempts, Mackenzie Lutz with five digs, two kills on three attack attempts and two service points with one ace, Grace Bronakowski with seven digs, two service points with one ace, one assist and one attack attempt and Ashley King with four digs.