The Eagles volleyball team has run into some of its toughest competition of the year in the past two week – coming away with only one win in the Camdenton Tournament and dropping a conference match in Eldon on Monday.
But the Eagles did not fold their tent. They went to Kirksville on Tuesday and proved that they don’t think their season is over just yet.
The Eagles defeated Kirksville in two straight, close games 25-23 and 25-17.
According to coach Jaime Nelson, most of the difference between Tuesday’s win and
Monday’s loss at Eldon was that the team was more focused.
With the distraction of homecoming week and a lack of success over the weekend, the
Eagles did not play as well as they are capable of playing, Nelson said of Monday’s loss.
However, that changed on Tuesday.
“We came out calm and that did not change when it got close,” said Nelson, “there was no hesitation on the part of our players – they were there to play well, and they did.”
Katy Andrews had 9 kills and 3 digs for the Eagles, Janae King had 20 assists, Hannah Crow had eight digs and Emma Straub had five kills and three digs.
The Eagles will have a chance to redeem themselves this Saturday at the Eldon Tournament – where they will play the Mustangs in pool play.
The Eagles softball team dropped an 11-4 decision at Blair Oaks on Tuesday. The Eagles fell into second place in the Tri-County Conference with the loss. The Eagles host Jefferson City tonight in Ashland.