The JV VolleyDogs travelled to the Fair Grove Tournament on Oct. 19. During pool play, ElDo lost to Conway 18-25, 11-25 in the first match, lost to Fair Grove 18-25, 19-25 in the second match and lost to Ash Grove 23-25, 18-25 in the third match.
Teams were then seeded based on pool record. ElDo received the #7 seed and faced Strafford in the first round of bracket play. The VolleyDogs won the first set 25-17 but lost their momentum falling to Strafford 12-25, 11-25 in the second and third sets.
“We improved our play throughout the day,” said Coach Tonya Hooper. “We rallied in the first set against Strafford and caught our opponent by surprise. When Strafford finally got their offense going, we lost our momentum. Although we did not pull out any victories, the girls did a good job against some tough competition.”
Tournament statistics: Kianna Mogan had three digs. Kinlee Ihde had seven aces, three kills, one block, 12 assists and 10 digs. Felecia Ozbun had two aces, four kills and seven digs. Caeleigh Gardner had two aces and one block. Becky Jennings had three aces, three kills and 41 digs. Madison Posey had three aces, one kill, nine assists and three digs. Jamie Johnson had four kills and one block. Carolyn Todd had seven kills and four blocks.