Archive for Thursday, September 28, 2006

Middle school volleyball

September 28, 2006

The Eudora Middle School seventh-grade volleyball team traveled to Louisburg Sept. 18 to face the Wildcats.

In the first game, Madeline Dickerson made a contribution of 11 points to the 25-6 final score. In the second match, Ashlyn Jackson was the key server with six points to her credit. The second match ended with Eudora winning 25-20.

In the second game, Lacey Gabriel was the star server with 10 points. The final score was 25-18. In the second match, Morgan Wiley racked up 11 points against Louisburg.

Coach Sondra Rauterkus said great passing and communication on the floor led Eudora to a 25-13 victory.

  • In the first of two matches Monday against Wheatridge, the seventh-grade junior varsity volleyball team narrowly lost in three games, with scores of 16-25, 25-14 and 13-15.

The second match resulted in a hard-earned win for Eudora.

With the serving leadership of Danielle Ayers, with eight earned points in the first game, and Sarah Prudden, also with eight earned points in the second match, Eudora was able to defeat Wheatridge in two games. The first game ended in a 25-23 win, and the second with a score of 25-16.

The seventh- and eighth-grade teams play their final home matches at 4 p.m. Monday at the middle school.

  • The eighth-grade varsity volleyball team played a very good Wheatridge (6-2) team Monday night. Eudora came close to victory against the Mustangs.

The first match went to three games, 5-25, 25-19, 13-15. Serving points were spread fairly evenly with Chelsea Grammer, Allie Johnson and McKaela Kelsey all very productive on the serving line. Grammer served 10 straight points in game two of the first match.

"Setting by Allie and Amanda Hadl was amazing, which helped hitters Stephanie Orth, Grammer and Kelsey lay down several kills.

"Haley Grosdidier played our defensive specialist position of libero and her presence on the court lifted and encouraged others to perform well," coach Brenda Wiley said. "Cecilia Lehmann and Taylor Noble came in to help with setting, serving and wherever they were needed.

"Tanessa Balluch and Taylor Lister get the 'floor burns' award for the day. These girls hustled the entire night, and helped the Lady Cards to their best outing of the season," Wiley said.

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