Southwest Lady Trojans capture Volleyfest title
The Southwest High School volleyball team completed a nearly perfect week by capturing its second straight Volleyfest Tourney championship this past weekend.
The Lady Trojans downed Cassville 25-20, 25-16 in the championship match. Meagan Colf and Summer Stephens had eight kills each, and Kayla Ferguson added 17 assists in the title match.
|Colf, a senior middle blocker, had 36 kills and five blocks and was voted the tourney's Most Valuable Player. Stephens (25 kills) and Ferguson (70 assists) were named to the All-Tourney team.|
"It's always tougher to repeat anything," said Southwest Coach Steve Voyak. "Except for a few lapses, the girls played really well and deserved the first place trophy."
|After finishing first in their respective pools, Southwest and Cassville won semi-final matches over Blue Eye and Shiloh Christian (Ark.). The Lady Trojans downed Blue Eye 25-14, 25-16 as Jennifer Finuf had six kills and a block.||Cassville rallied to beat Shiloh in three sets in the other semi-final. Abby Munoz, who was named to the All-Tourney team, had nine service points for the Cats, who won four straight matches before losing in the finals.|
In the third place match, Blue Eye beat Shiloh in three sets. Verona won the consolation bracket by downing Exeter 25-17, 25-23. Exeter sophomore Whitney Edie was named to the All-Tourney team for her play.
In addition to the tourney title, Southwest also won regular season non-conference matches over Galena and Blue Eye last week to improve its overall record to 11-4-1. Stephens had 10 kills against Galena, and Colf had seven against Blue Eye.
"It was impressive to win those two matches by a combined score of 100-40," Voyak said. "We did a nice job of finishing strong."
In JV action, Southwest won two matches to improve its record to 5-1. Setter Tasha Barnett led the way with 13 assists, while Stacie Pendergraft and Amanda Lay each had six kills.
Both the JV and varsity are 2-0 in Ozark 7 play.
The Southwest JV will participate in the Wheaton JV Tourney Saturday.