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Stars fall short on the road

This past weekend the volleyball team was on the road looking to win a couple of GLVC conference games. They faced Rockhurst down in Kansas City, MO and then they played William Jewell in Liberty, MO. Being 1-10 in conference play, the stars were hoping to win these games to increase their place in conference standing.

The first game of the weekend was against the Rockhurst Hawks. The match did not go the way the Stars wanted it to.

In the first set, the Stars had an early 7-2 lead before the Hawks tied it at 11 off of a 9-4 run. They then went on to continue their lead and went on a 9-0 run before the set ended at 25-18 for Rockhurst.

The second set was much closer than the first. Throughout the game neither team could get more than three points ahead. Finally the Hawks got a seven point lead over the Stars, before the Stars fought back to within three points at 24-21. However, the Hawks were able to steal the last point of the set for the win. It was two sets to none in Rockhurst’s favor.

The third set the team once again put up a fight. The third set started off with the teams tied at 8 points each. The Hawks used an 8-1 run to fly past the Stars for the lead. However, the Stars fought back and brought the score to 20-19 before Rockhurst won the match off a 5-1 run.

The Stars were swept by the Hawks of Rockhurst three sets to zero. The Stars fell to 1-11 in conference and 9-15 in overall play. Senior Annie Nottingham had 11 kills for the game and senior Rebeka Pruemer finished the game with 28 assists. Junior Bianca Sanchez and junior Kellee Mahaffay led the Stars’ defense with 16 and 12 digs respectively.

The Stars played the Cardinals of William Jewell Saturday. The game was rough for the Stars and the team didn’t have the results they needed.

The first set started off with the Cardinals taking the lead and kept on rolling. The closest the Stars would get was 8-5 before the Cardinals went on an 8-4 run to increase their lead. William Jewell went on to win the set 25-15.

The second set was not much better than the first. Things stayed close until the Cardinals took a one point lead at 6-5 and they went on a 10-4 run, which made it 16-9. The Stars fought back to within five points before the Cardinals went on a run that ended the set with a score of 25-16.

The final set was dominated by William Jewell. They had an early 6-0 lead and never looked back. They increased their lead to 11 points at 13-2, and the Stars scored five more points the rest of the set. The final score of the set was 25-7.

The weekend was not what the Stars were hoping for. The volleyball team is still on the road as they travel to Quincy on Tuesday and they return home on Friday to play Maryville at 7 p.m.

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