Oblong High School's volleyball team won the Little Okaw Valley Conference Tournament Saturday (Sept. 21) at Martinsville. The Lady Panthers went 3-0 in the four-team, round-robin event, picking up wins over Hutsonville-Palestine, Martinsville and Dugger, Ind.
Inconsistency proved too much to overcome for Lincoln Trail College's volleyball team Wednesday night (Sept. 25).
The Lady Statesmen played well at times, but it was not enough to get them in the win column, as they dropped their home match to John A. Logan in four sets, 23-25, 13-25, 25-20, 15-25.
"Inconsistency is what has affected us just about every game this season," LTC head coach Dana Goodwin said. "By looking at the scores from all four sets, it proved that's what happened tonight as well. We played so well in the first and third sets, but did the exact opposite for the second and fourth."
Strong play continued for Robinson High School's volleyball team Tuesday night (Sept. 24).
The Lady Maroons won their second match in as many nights with a two-set win over Dieterich, 25-20, 25-17.
"I am proud of the way our girls played again tonight," RHS head coach Eric Dean said. "We did a lot of things well. We got down a little in the second set, but finished it off by scoring the last 12 points of the night."
Overcoming a slow start was needed and that's exactly what Hutsonville-Palestine's volleyball team did Tuesday night (Sept. 24).
The Lady Tigers dropped the first set to visiting Marshall, but rallied to win the next two to claim a three-set victory, 22-25, 25-16, 25-12.
"The girls started off slow in the first set and the momentum of the game changed for us at the wrong times," HHS-PHS head coach Shandy Matthews said. "The second and third set they were ready to play. They played really well. Our blocking was good and our hitters did a great job too."
Following their respective busy weekends, county rivals met on the court Monday night (Sept. 23) and it was the road team that came away with a victory.
Robinson High School's volleyball team was able to down host Oblong in their first meeting of the season, as the Lady Maroons won in two sets, 25-21, 25-18.
"We played a nice game tonight," RHS head coach Eric Dean said. "We played well defensively and this gave us a lot of good offensive opportunities. I feel that all of the girls contributed and it was a good team win against a good opponent."
"We did not play to our potential tonight," OHS head coach Pam Johnson said.