Head Coach: Kassidy Hannah
Assistant Coach: Julie Diehl
Photo courtsey of Crystal Eldred
On Monday and Tuesday night we traveled down to Stockton to compete in the Class 2 District 12 Tournament. We played two pretty good games.
On Monday night we played Warsaw and won in two games. Final scores: 25-11 and 25-10. Our team had 6 aces total. Ryenne Gepford had 7 kills for a .545 hitting percentage! The girls worked hard to get a big enough lead that we felt comfortable putting in some of our younger players and letting them get some high pressure experience and be a part of winning our 22nd game. That is the most in our school's history. We have such great kids, you guys. Those older girls that I took out of the game were giddy to watch the others play. And the ones that were in were so helpful in making sure they knew what was going on. Riley Clover and Makenna Stephens each got a kill and Madison Whitworth and Cassidy Johnson had perfect serve receive passes. It was awesome.
On Tuesday night we played Lamar and had high hopes of winning and being able to move on to the championship but that's not how it worked out. We fell in two to a good team, but I was proud of the way the girls fought until the very end. The first game was rusty and we lost control early but hung in and fought back to somewhat close the gap: 25-17.
The second game we started out on fire and had about 6 kills in the first 10 points. We hustled and hung in as long as we could but fell with a final score of 25-22. Ryenne had 9 kills, Alicen had 6. Claire had 12 digs and 14 assists! Eldo was able to beat Lamar pretty easily putting a great OMC school as the District Championship!
Last Monday, 10/8, Sherwood came to our place and the girls played a decent game and came out on top of both sets.
Claire Sutton - 4 aces, 12 assists; Alicen Beckley - 7 kills, 8 digs
Thursday night, 10/10, was Senior night and we had a blast. Seriously, I can't even begin to thank everyone enough for their support. We hosted Clinton who came in with a decent record but with the help of our student section, we shut them down early. The girls all had great games with 10 aces, 18 kills, and 19 digs total. Final scores: 25-16 and 25-11
Claire Sutton - 5 aces, 10 assists; Ryenne Gepford - 7 kills, (0.429 kill percentage!!)
This past Saturday we went to Clinton to play in their tournament. We played well against schools twice our size. Beating out Clinton, Hillcrest, and Osceola and falling short to Nevada and Warrensburg.
Tonight we make the trip to Buffalo and then Wednesday to Rich Hill for the last of our regular season games.
Next Monday we head to Stockton for the district tournament where we will face Warsaw first. We are seeded second in our district.
On Saturday, September 29, the girls WON the Archie Tournament! It was a fun day and the girls preformed exactly like they should have. They knew the expectation was to win the whole thing and that's what they did.
Scores from the day:
Appleton City: 25-14, 25-16
Hume: 25-12, 25 - 15
Drexel: 25-14, 25-11
Holden: 25-15, 15-25, 25-15
Archie: 25-21, 25-18
Current Record: 14-4-1
Our next game is a big one. We go to Eldo on Thursday and that game could determine the Conference Championship. If you were there the first time we played them, you know this won't be easy but is attainable. Thanks for your support!
September 26, 2018
We started our week with two conference wins! It's been so fun being around these girls! They have the best attitudes and stick together no matter what. You should've seen them last night trying to up the energy in the gym. So funny!
Monday night we played at home against Warsaw and won in two games: 25-12 and 25-18. With 8 aces (Alicen Beckley, 4) and 25 kills (Alicen and Ryenne Gepford each with 7), it was a fun night!
Last night we went to Sherwood to play them for the first time and came away with a win in two: 25-22 and 25-16. It really wasn't our best played game of the season but the girls were able to adjust from the first game where we struggled with serve receive and fix it in the second game to play more like ourselves. Blaire Miller led us last nigh with 4 aces and Alicen in kills with 7. We have the rest of the week off to practice for our tournament on Saturday at Archie! Thanks for the support!
Well we made it to Friday. I was so excited for this week but with all the distractions, I was nervous too. Turns out, I had nothing to be nervous about. I told you guys our girls found their grove on Monday and carried into Tuesday and low and behold they held on for a big win last night over Stockton (a team in our district). Final scores: 25-12 and 25-22. I can't thank everyone enough for all the support last night! I know it was a long night towards the end of a long week but I can vividly remember those nights when the gym was packed when I played and so I know these girls will remember them too.
We play next Monday at home at 6:00 vs. Warsaw and Tuesday at Sherwood at 6:00.
Good luck tonight boys! Can't wait to see the parade!
The girls have had a great start to the week!
On Monday we traveled to Appleton City and got a big W in two: 25-11 and 25-13. We had tried a new rotation at the tournament last weekend and Monday night they really got into the grove of it. It was super exciting to see our powerful offense back in action. We had a total of 13 aces as a team. Ryenne Gepford had 10 kills on 16 attempts and Alicen Beckley was 6 for 9!
Last night was super fun! If you weren't there, you missed out on the best game the girls have played so far this year. We took our momentum from Monday night and carried over to get a huge conference W over a good Buffalo team. The girls battled every point. The final scores were 20-25, 25-21, and 25-19. Record: 6-4-1.
Please come out Thursday night (huge conference game against Stockton) and support us and all the kids involved in the Party in Parking Lot and the Community Pep Rally.
Last Thursday the Blackhawks came to play. We played hard but couldn't quite pull off a W. The final scores were 25-20 and 25-15. It was a tough loss but we switched some things up and moved forward. On Saturday we traveled to Lamar to play in our first tournament of the year.
- We started strong with a W over Diamond: 25-19 and 25-21.
- Then we played Lamar and lost both sets: 25-17 and 25-11.
- Our final game of pool play was against Jasper and we split: 25-22(L) and 25-15(W).
With those scores, we were ranked 2nd in our pool and played College Heights Christian in the first round of bracket play. We lost those sets 25-19 and 29-27. The girls held on as long as they could and battled every point. I was very proud of how they finished and their spirits at the end of the day.
This is a super busy and important week for us. IT'S HOMECOMING! And we have 3 games. We travel to Appleton City on Monday, play Buffalo at home on Tuesday, and then Stockton at home on Thursday during the Party in the Parking Lot.
Appleton City Volleyball Game
August 30, 2018
Last night the Bears traveled to Midway to face the Vikings in our first real game of the season. The girls were so excited to finally be facing competition. JV started out with a win in 3 and Varsity followed up with a big W in two games. The final scores to those were 25-18 and 25-16.
We traveled well and had an awesome support group there. I love this time of year because we have so many kids involved in so many things and you really get to see how special our community and school district are at supporting our kids.
Next up we play Eldo at home on Tuesday, Sept. 4. We'd love to see you there! The theme is Blackout.
The Archie Whirlwinds visited to play our JV and Varsity. The JV girls lost in two games and the Varsity girls won in two games. Final scores to the V games were 26-24 and 25-14. The first fame wasn't the best volleyball we've played all year but I'm proud of the way they turned it around in the second to get the W and really play like they can.
We played last Thursday in Warsaw and I ran out of time on Friday to email you all about it. The final scores were 25-11 and 25-12. In my opinion, that game was the best win we've had this year. The girls played very well and we were able to set up a lot of things offensively.
We play tomorrow night at home (JV starts at 5:30) and then head to Lamar on Saturday for our first tournament.
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