CHS Ladycat spikers down Lamar

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Cassville Ladycats earned a Big 8 Conference win over Lamar last week, beating the Lady Tigers 25-19, 21-25 and 25-21.

Sophomore Emily Orrell tallied an impressive 25 digs during the match, which Coach Mandy Henry believes sets a new school record for digs in a match.

Other statistical leaders in the Lamar match were Naomi Beck with eight kills and two blocks, Marti Richmiller with nine assists and three aces, and Olivia Cline with three aces.

On Oct. 14, Cassville travelled to Mt. Vernon and fell 15-25, 12-25 to a very talented Lady Mountaineer squad. In that game, Richmiller had three kills, Cline had five assists and eight digs and Beck had two blocks.

The Ladycats also competed in the Neosho Tournament on Saturday. Cassville won their first game against Miller 25-20, 25-22 and then lost to Ash Grove (19-25, 15-25), East Newton (13-25, 19-25) and Carthage (20-25, 20-25).

Tournament standouts included: Richmiller, 23 kills, nine digs and one block; Cline, 33 assists, eight aces and 10 assists; Emily Pry, one block; Orrell, 27 digs; Beck, four kills and one block; and Chelsea Addison, one ace.

The varsity Ladycats are now 8-16-3 overall and 2-3 in the Big 8 Conference. The junior varsity squad enjoys a 9-11 record.

Cassville finishes out the regular season on Thursday night when the Ladycats host Seneca. On that night, Kyra Asbury, the only senior member of this year's volleyball squad, will be honored before the start of the varsity game.

The Ladycats enter district play on Monday, Oct. 27 at Mt. Vernon High School. Cassville, the tournament's fifth seed, will play fourth-seeded Aurora at 6 p.m. If Cassville wins, the Ladycats will face off against top-seeded Reeds Spring at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

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