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LSE 7th grade spikers win in 2 sets against Sedalia Smith-Cotton

Chris Bowie
Boonville Daily News

The LSE girls seventh grade volleyball team picked up a big win in two sets Wednesday night in a non-conference match against the Sedalia Smith-Cotton Tigers.

While prevailing against Smith-Cotton 25-16 and 25-15, seventh grade coach Hannah Meyer said the girls had a bit of a slow start with seven missed serves in the first set but Effie Morris served eight in a row to get the Lady Pirates back to the momentum they needed. “With the confidence of the first set win, the girls were playing smarter and consistent,” Meyer said.

Morris finished the match for LSE with 13 service points with seven aces along with three kills on five attack attempts. Loralei Hunziker finished the match with five service points with four aces along with four assists and one kill. Maggie Schuster had three service points with two aces and one kill on two attack attempts while Rowan Stock added two service points and Karagyn Cooper with one service point and two digs.

In the eighth grade match, Sedalia Smith-Cotton defeated LSE 25-8 and 25-4.

LSE eighth grade coach Jamie Boyd said overall the girls struggled on the court. “It was not our best looking night as we struggled to return their serves and find our rhythm,”Boyd said. “We are putting together our elements and looking to continue growing through the rest of the season.”

Rebecca Renfrow had two service points with one ace to lead the Lady Pirates. Aspen Estill finished the match with one service point with one ace while Kendall Rhorer added one service points, Hailey Platt with one attack attempt and one block and Kaila Dillender with one dig.

In the C-team match, Sedalia defeated LSE 25-4 and 25-20.

Boyd said while the girls did not prevail, they had some highlight moments. “May of our players served over the net for the first time this season and put together some offensive elements that has been the focus of practice this week,”Boyd said.