MISSOURIAN ROUNDUP: Leopold volleyball team wins three-set thriller over Bloomfield on senior night
Kyla Beel made sure to leave her mark for the Leopold volleyball team in its final home game of the season on Monday against Bloomfield.
The senior standout, who along with six of her other teammates were honored for Senior Night, amassed 23 kills and eight digs as the host Wildcats bounced back after dropping the first set 25-22 to squeeze out a win in the subsequent two sets 30-28, 30-28.
Senior Beth Lincoln recorded 11 assists, four digs and three kills for Leopold, which clinched its 20th win of the season in improving to 20-7-4 with the victory. Senior Kara Hampton tallied six digs, five kills and three blocks for the Wildcats, who also got 13 digs from junior Megan Retz. Sophomore Paige Davis added 25 assists, seven digs and three kills for the host Wildcats en route to victory.
Leopold is back in action on Wednesday when the Wildcats travel north to Perryville to take on St. Vincent.
Bloomfield (9-15-1) is back at home today for its regular-season conference finale against Bell City.
Woodland 17 25 25, Bernie 25 14 16
Addie Johnson posted a double-double with 14 kills and 13 digs as the Cardinals staved off a revenge-hungry Mules squad to fly away with the conference win on the road.
Maddison Altenthal finished with eight kills and four blocks for Woodland (23-3-3, 5-1 SCAA Conference) while Emma Brown contributed seven kills and 10 digs. Kaitlyn Zajicek provided 18 assists and seven digs for the Cardinals and Chloe Goodwin had nine digs and three kills. Ally Whitener chipped in 16 assists, nine digs and six kills for the victors.
Bernie (18-8, 4-3) fell to the Cardinals in three sets on Friday in the third-place game of the SCAA Conference Tournament. The Mules will host Leopold on Thursday for their last home game of the season.
Woodland wraps up its regular season at home on Friday with a crucial conference match against defending Class 1 state champion Advance.
JV — Woodland won 25-16, 25-20
Meadow Heights 25 25, Bell City 17 14
Josey Wahlers tallied seven kills and seven assists as the Panthers kept their red-hot winning streak alive in the sweep of the Cubs on the road.
Gracie Cook put down five kills for Meadow Heights (17-12) and Kylee Denman provided seven assists. It was the 11th consecutive straight-sets sweep for the Panthers.
Bell City (5-18-2) will attempt to go out of the regular season with a win tonight when it travels south to conference foe Bloomfield.
JV — Meadow Heights won 25-16
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Clearwater 25 22 25, Scott City 15 25 22
Heather Conaway compiled 16 digs and eight kills as the Rams sustained their tenth consecutive loss in the three-set defeat at home to the Tigers.
Alyssa McFall added eight kills and Jersey Black served four aces to pace Scott City (4-21).
Clearwater (9-16-2) faces South Iron today in what will be the Tigers’ last home game of the season.
JV — Scott City won 25-20, 25-18
Poplar Bluff 25 25, Cape Central 20 16
Ella Vogel managed to put down four kills but it was ultimately not enough as the Tigers fell at home to the Mules in the conference defeat.
Marissa Lanzotti added three kills for Cape Girardeau Central (16-9-1, 1-3 SEMO North Conference). Emily Spinner dished out six assists for the Tigers and Morgan Hessenkemper notched eight digs.
Poplar Bluff improved to 16-10-1 and finished 2-2 in the conference with the win.
Both teams will be competing in pool play today at the SEMO Conference Tournament at the Cape Girardeau SportsPlex.
JV — Cape Central won 25-13, 23-25, 25-19
Perryville 26 19 26, Festus 24 25 24
The Pirates left it all on the court and spoiled the Tigers’ senior night to sail away with the conference victory in the three-set thriller and reclaim the JCAA Conference championship.
Perryville (23-6-2) posted a flawless 4-0 record in conference play to once again be crowned the regular-season champions of the Jefferson County Athletics Association (JCAA) — Large Schools Division.
Festus finished its regular season at 19-10-2 and 1-3 in the conference.
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JV — Festus won 25-22, 25-17
Freshmen — Festus won 25-20, 25-16
Jefferson (Festus) 20 25 25, Saxony Lutheran 25 23 14
The Crusaders came close to spoiling the Blue Jays’ senior night but ultimately ran out of the steam in the third set to sustain the loss on the road in Festus, Mo.
Saxony Lutheran (7-21-2) will host winless East Prairie on Thursday in what will be the last home game of the season for the Crusaders.
Jefferson wrapped up its regular season at 23-9 following the win.
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JV — Jefferson won 25-07, 21-25, 15-03
Freshmen — Jefferson won in two sets
Perryville 7, Fredericktown 1
Jake Unterreiner recorded a hat trick and provided two assists to lead the Pirates in the road win over the Black Cats.
Stanley Volansky netted two goals and Nick Bishop added a goal for Perryville (15-5-1). Caleb Lappe had the other goal and also had an assist. Austin Welk provided two assists for the Pirates and Hunter Pritchard had one assist as well.
Goalkeeper Ty Baudendistel made six saves.
Perryville concludes its regular season on Wednesday when the Pirates travel north to Imperial, Mo., to face Windsor where a win will give the Pirates the outright regular-season conference title.
Fredericktown (6-9) will try to bounce back on Wednesday when it faces Cape Girardeau Central.
--From staff reports