The JV VolleyDogs traveled to Fair Grove on Oct. 13 for their only tournament of the season and came home with the championship trophy.
During the first match of pool play, ElDo defeated Skyline 25-23, 25-14. ElDo defeated Conway 25-18, 25-18 in the second match and finished pool play by defeating Fair Grove 25-13, 25-13.
Earning the top seed in pool play, ElDo faced off with Ash Grove in the opening round of tournament play winning 25-16, 25-20. ElDo then faced off with Strafford in the semi-finals winning 25-11, 25-14.
The championship became a re-match between ElDo and Fair Grove. ElDo came away as tournament champions defeating Fair Grove again 25-20, 19-25 and 25-19.
Coach Jeanie Norman commented on the tournament, “Fair Grove was a very enjoyable day from the coaching standpoint and I hope the girls feel the same way. We got a chance to play some good teams and show what we’re capable of. The girls finally put into play a lot of the things we’ve talked about all season. We still have two games left, but what I saw Saturday makes me very happy with the progress we’ve made and the potential we have for next year.”
Tournament statistics include: Fallyn Ozbun had 17 service aces, 28 kills, one block, 18 digs and two assists. Rachel Bush had four service aces, 19 kills, 15 digs and one assist. Megan Chism had 13 service aces, 32 kills, 12 digs and 13 blocks. Taylor North had two service aces, 15 kills, four digs and five blocks. Madi Sibley had six service aces, four kills, 11 digs and one assist. Olivia Hallford had 10 service aces, seven kills, four blocks, four digs and 87 assists. Felecia Ozbun had four kills, two blocks and two assists. Kristen Lackey had 16 digs.