Volleydogs lose one match, one player

Posted September 12, 2013 at 12:15 pm

 

The El Dorado Springs Volleydogs had a mostly successful week beating the Butler Bears and finishing first in the Silver bracket of the Branson tournament. They had two setbacks on the week – losing Kameron Schaaf to injury Monday in practice and losing a match at Carthage on Thursday.

Here are the scores and comments from Head Coach Tonya Hooper:

Sept. 3 vs. Butler

El Do wins 25-13, 25-19

Alexa Schaaf — 7 kills, 2 aces, 4 digs, 1 solo block and 1 block assist

Kinli Simmons — 6 kills, 15 assists, 4 digs

Olivia Hallford — 4 kills, 3 assists

“After losing Kameron Schaaf to injury Monday in practice, we put together a new line up very quickly for our season opener. Fallyn Ozbun moved from libero to outside hitter and Kristen Lackey stepped up as varsity libero. I felt the girls came out with confidence and played well.”

Sept. 5 at Carthage

El Do loses 22-25, 19-25

Alexa Schaaf — 7 kills, 2 digs

Kinli Simmons — 5 assists, 1 kill

“Our team played a roller coaster match against Carthage. We came out confident and took the lead in the first set, but little by little Carthage picked away at that lead and finished ahead. In the second set, we came out very hesitant and struggled to find any flow of the game. We need to improve our defensive game to slow down and stop big hitting opponents like Carthage.”

Branson Tournament – Sept. 7 – El Do finished 1st in the Silver Bracket

Pool Play

El Do vs. Houston 25-16, 21-25, 25-16

El Do vs. Branson 20-25, 16-25, 21-25

Tournament Play

El Do vs. Lockwood 25-13, 25-14

El Do vs. Pattonville 25-16, 25-23

Cummulative stats for Branson Tournament:

Alexa Schaaf — 41 kills, 10 aces, 1 solo block/3 block assists, 18 digs

Kinli Simmons — 10 kills, 7 aces, 44 assists, 1 solo block/6 block assists, 18 digs

Megan Chism — 15 kills, 7 solo blocks/5 block assists

Olivia Hallford — 14 kills, 3 aces, 20 assists, 2 block assists

Fallyn Ozbun — 3 aces, 25 digs

Taylor North — 5 kills, 1 solo block/7 block assists

Kristen Lackey — 2 aces

Becky Jennings — 2 kills, 10 digs

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Alexa Schaaf was named to the All-Tournament Team.

“We have continued to look at various line ups with Kameron still out due to injury. While the team hasn’t been able to find “that perfect” rotation in our line ups, they have proved to be versatile in ever changing passing and defensive rotations. Becky Jennings stepped up to help with the outside hitter position and front row defense at Branson. That move allowed Fallyn Ozbun to return to the libero position and Kristen Lackey to defensive specialist. Taylor North has also stepped in at the middle hitter position. Alexa Schaaf and Kinli Simmons are great leaders on the floor both verbally and statistically. Megan Chism has a lot of responsibility as the experienced middle hitter of the group while Olivia Hallford has done well transitioning to the varsity level at right side hitter/setter. Madi Sibley has also stepped in to help play defense and set in certain rotations. As a team we are being patient, knowing that we are gaining experience and figuring out the right combinations to be successful. I am extremely proud of the girls for playing with a lot of heart and desire.”