Marshfield faced Capital City at home on Saturday, Aug. 26. The Lady Jays beat the Cavaliers handily 3-0 to take home their first win of the season.
“We were down a player,” said Coach Jarod Olson. “We had some players step up to her position and played great. A lot of unforced errors can attributed to nerves that come with the first match. Overall, I was happy with how the girls performed.”
Marshfield played against Bolivar on Monday, Aug. 28. The Jays swept the competition 3-0 to take home the win.
“Bolivar is a well coached, young team,” said Olson. “Our girls played really well. We missed several serves early, but that’s us being aggressive with our serves. That’s what I want to see in our serving, so we won’t be holding back when it comes to that.”
The Lady Jays are 2-0 to start the 2023 season.
The Lady Jays hosted the Willard Tigers on Tuesday, Aug, 29. Check next week’s edition of The Marshfield Mail to see how the team did.
Strafford opened their season at the Branson Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 26. The Indians tied against Kirkwood, then went on to win two consecutive matches against Bolivar and Carthage, before falling short against Republic to finish third in their pool of the tournament.
“It was an all-around team effort,” said head coach Ashley Bough. “We went into the weekend with a set of goals to bring our team together and figure ourselves out as a team. I’m proud of how my girls handled the competition.”
The Lady Indians play against Forsyth at home on Thursday, Aug. 31.
The Lady Wildcats opened their season on Monday, Aug. 28 by hosting the Republic Tigers. Varsity lost in three, 22-25, 14-25, and 17-25.
“There are great things happening on our court,” said head coach Emily Hutcheson. “It is a matter of finding a rhythm and consistency. We are excited to be on the court and playing as we kick off the season.”
The Lady Wildcats will travel to Branson on Thursday, Aug. 31 to play against Branson.
The Lady Bears traveled west for the Stockton Invitational Tournament over the weekend on Saturday, Aug. 26.
Conway went down south to Gainesville to face off against the Lady Bulldogs. The Bears headed back up 5 Highway with a win.
The Lady Cardinals participated in the Galena Volleyball Jamboree last week.
“We learned a lot,” said head coach Lori Allen. “It was a great opportunity for the girls to practice with a team on the other side of the net. You simply cannot duplicate the speed of the game without another team.
Niangua will return to Galena to face them in their first regular season game on Aug. 31.
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