Middle school volleyball
The seventh-grade varsity volleyball team traveled to Louisburg Sept. 6 to take on the Wildcats.
Eudora lost 9-25 and 13-25 in the first match and 13-25 and 11-25 in the second match.
The team took third in the Eudora Middle School invitational Saturday.
The Cards dropped the first two matches to Wellsville and Paola, 15-25 and 10-25 in the first match and 17-25 and 14-25 in the second match. The tide quickly turned though with two match wins against Xavier and Wheatridge, 25-22 and 25-22 in the first match and 25-18, 25-20 and 15-13 in the second match.
Coach Sondra Rauterkus said standouts in the weekend's matches were Kristin Dennis and Emma Beck, but all the girls stepped it up and played their hearts out.
The varsity team played Pioneer Ridge Monday at Eudora.
Eudora ended up a little short, dropping the first match 18-25 and 17-25 and 5-25 and 8-25 in the second match.
The eighth-grade varsity won big Sept. 6 against Louisburg, bringing their overall match record to 4-0.
The first match was won 25-21 and 25-8 and the second match was 25-19 and 25-10.
Coach Brenda Wiley said Shelby Mullis ruled the net, making smart decisions and being very aggressive.
Morgan Wiley and Ashlyn Jackson were the top servers, with Morgan serving 29 points for the night, and Ashlyn with 15.
The coach said Jen Bowser got the hustle award for her very aggressive play throughout.
The eighth-grade varsity had another big win Monday, beating Pioneer Ridge in two straight matches.
Both matches were won in two games, with scores of 25-4, 25-9 and 25-15, 25-13.
Bowser served 25 points for the night, with 15 in a row.
Wiley said Katelyn Abel hit very well from the left side, and Victoria Lehmann, Madeline Dickerson and Shelby Mullis powered up in the middle.
The Lady Cards will play at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Paola.
The eighth-grade junior varsity Lady Cardinals split with the Louisburg Wildcats Sept. 6.
After losing the first match 17-25, 9-25, the Cardinals bounced back, taking the second match 25-18, 15-25, 15-10.
Coach Rachel Padfield said better serving, movement and communication helped lead the Cardinals to the victory.
Eudora split with Pioneer Ridge Monday at Eudora.
Lacey Gabriel scored 10 points serving for the Cardinals to help the team to a 25-19, 25-20 win in the first match. In the second game of the first match, a combination of Savannah Christiansen and Alyssa Welborn scored nine of the Cardinals points.
The second match found the Cardinals struggling to serve, which resulted in two losses 20-25 and 19-25.