Archive for Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cards hope to bounce back at sub-state

October 21, 2009

After a disappointing seventh-place finish at the Frontier League Tournament Saturday, the Eudora volleyball team will look to bounce back this weekend at sub-state.

At the league tourney, Eudora went 2-3. Its only wins were from beating Baldwin twice. The day started out well for the Cardinals, as they played one of their best games of the year against Baldwin.

“We played absolutely phenomenal all phases of the game,” Eudora volleyball coach Jill Stutler said. “We were right where we needed to be against Baldwin. And Gardner, we just had no emotion and didn’t compete. We talk to them about building off of good things, and we didn’t do it.”

Against De Soto, Eudora fell in three sets. While Eudora has been hot and cold the past few tournaments, that was the case again Tuesday at De Soto when the Cardinals beat De Soto but lost to Santa Fe Trail and Gardner.

But the team could get hot again Saturday at sub-state in Spring Hill.

Paola, Spring Hill, Louisburg, Ottawa, De Soto, Santa Fe Trail and Baldwin are Eudora’s competition at sub-state, and Eudora has already played each of those teams this season.

Eudora fell one win short of advancing to state last year, and Stutler said the team was capable of making it to state this year.

“I still think nobody’s giving us a chance,” Stutler said. “We are so far under the radar. The pressure is not on us. The pressure is on the No.1 and No. 2 seeds. So we just need to start doing what we’re supposed to be doing. And as long as we’re bring that the rest of practice this week, we’ll be OK.”

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