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The Lady Bears volleyball team traveled to Cabool for another round of tournament play.
The Lady Bears started their first game of pool play against conference opponent Liberty. The Lady Bears ended up splitting the match with the Lady Eagles with a score of 25-20 and 17-25.
Next up the Lady Bears took on Willow Springs and ended up winning both sets with two come-from-behind victories, with the final scores being 26-24 and 25-20.
In the final match of pool play the Lady Bears took on the Cabool Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Bears split this match with a score of 22-25 and 25-15.
Once out of pool play the Lady Bears advanced into tournament play. The VolleyBears took on Strafford in the first round. The Lady Bears took the first set with a score of 25-22, dropped the second set 26-28, and won the final set 15-6.
“Tough, consistent serving really helped us pull out the win against Strafford,” said Coach Sarah Lemons. “We also were able to pull together as a team and play together,” said Coach Lemons.
Bethany Horn had four aces, Emily Sterling had two aces, Kimberly Denney had three aces, and Jorie Garrett had three aces.
Garrett also had 11 kills, and Horn added four, Erica Croney and Sterling added two each, and Cori Dry added one kill, as well.
Next, the Lady Bears took on a tough Summersville team in the semi-final match. The Lady Bears dropped both sets by scores of 20-25 and 14-25.
After the loss the Lady Bears played in the 3rd-place match facing Liberty once again.
The Lady Bears took the first 25-20 but dropped the second set 18-25 and also lost the third set 10-15.
“In the last two sets we just couldn’t get things to go in our favor,” Coach Lemons said. “Liberty was able to get three or four points on us in each rotation and we just couldn’t come back from it,” Lemons added.
Sterling led the team in kills with 10, Garrett had nine, Croney had five, Horn had four, Jessica Burress added two and Dry had one.
The Lady Bears improved their record to 8-7-2. The Lady Bears played Salem Tuesday night and have Cabool tonight (Thursday), with both SCA matches on the road.
Next Tuesday, Sept. 27, the Lady Bears will be home against Liberty and will have Mtn. Grove here on Thursday, Sept. 29.