Middle school volleyball
The eighth grade varsity volleyball team struggled against Spring Hill Sept. 7, and came out with two losses. They did, however, take Spring Hill to three games in each match, winning game two of each match. Scores for match one were 8-25, 25-9, 4-15.
Match two was similar, with scores of 7-25, 25-8 and 6-15.
Coach Brenda Wiley said there were some highlights in each game and many things to be encouraged about.
Wiley said Amanda Hadl and Allie Johnson executed wonderful setting. She said Chelsea Grammer was fantastic at the serving line, with a total of 24 serving points earned.
Wiley said she expects the team to continue to progress and do well in upcoming tournaments.
The eighth-grade junior varsity squad got its first two wins of the season Sept. 7 against Spring Hill.
Coach Rachel Padfield said serving was the key to the victories.
The scores were close in both matches, but Eudora held its ground winning 20-16, 8-20, 20-15 and 20-17, 20-19, 12-20.
The Cardinals fell in two games, 12-25, 11-25, 10-15 and 20-25, 10-25, 7-15, to Paola Sept. 11 at Eudora.
Padfield said Paola had good servers and attached the net really well.
"We had a rough start with our serves, but in the second match, our serves came around and we gave them a better game," Padfield said.
"Several of our girls served well. We are hoping to carry that into our tournament this weekend at Tonganoxie."
The seventh-grade varsity volleyball team took second in the Eudora Invitational tournament Saturday, dropping the championship game to Wheatridge Middle School in Gardner by one point.
The team swept Paola Monday at Eudora, 25-15, 25-20 and 25-3, 25-19.
Coach Sondra Rauterkus said setters Morgan Wiley and Ashlyn Jackson had many excellent assists as well as aced serves.
The seventh-grade junior varsity team dropped both matches Sept. 7 in Spring Hill.
Despite the loss, coach Dana Neis said the girls' performance on the court was to be commended.
In the first match, scores were 16-20, 17-20 and 19-20.
Neis said the second match was also a nail-biter, going to a third deciding matching.
Eudora dropped the first game 15-20 with seven of those points being earned by the serving of Sarah Prudden. The Cardinals came back to win 20-19 in the second game, but lost 20-18 in the third.
Eudora dropped the first match in two games Sept. 11 against Paola with scores of 18-25 and 19-25.
The Cardinals started the second match with a 25-18 win, but lost the second and third games 17-25 and 11-15.
Neis said the serving was much improved over previous matches.