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Blue Eye spoils Cassville's volleyball home opener

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Cassville Lady Wildcats dropped their volleyball home opener to Blue Eye last Tuesday.

The Lady Bulldogs took a straight sets victory over the Lady Wildcats, 27-25 and 25-21.

Blue Eye jumped to a 9-2 lead in the first game as Cassville struggled to find some continuity in play. Trailing 14-9, the Lady Wildcats forged a comeback behind three consecutive aces by Sydney Curnes. Blue Eye countered with Tressa Linson's serve and opened a 19-13 lead before Keisha Corn tapped a winner to get Linson off the service line.

Rhiannon Miller pounded three aces through the Blue Eye defense to pull Cassville within a point, and then the score was tied at 20-20 when the Lady Bulldogs were called for a net infraction.

With Ashley Krallman serving, Cassville took a 24-22 lead, but Blue Eye fought off two set points and held on for a 27-25 victory.

In the second set, the Lady Wildcats continued the style of play that carried the first set into an overtime affair. Neither team could earn more than a two-point lead until Blue Eye's Shelby Moore reeled off a pair of serves that put the Lady Bulldogs ahead by a 9-6 score.

Cassville fought back and took an 11-10 lead behind the serving of Curnes. The Lady Wildcats led by two points at 13-11, 14-12, and 15-13 before Blue Eye scored four straight points to take a 17-15 lead.

Krallman ripped a pair of aces to reclaim the lead at 18-17, but that was the last lead of the night for Cassville. Blue Eye regained the lead and pulled away to take the set and the match with the 25-21 final.

After a long break, the Lady Wildcats return to action on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Wheaton.

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