Dragon volleyball defeats Penney, takes third in tourney


The Lady Dragons volleyball team dominated the Penney Hornets Tuesday night in front of a home crowd. The team took two consecutive sets 25-9, 25-9 to earn their first home win of the season. Stat leaders for the game include Sophomore Maddie Garr with 6 aces, Sophomore Paige Harper with 8 kills and 2 blocks, Senior Alex Ewald with 2 assists and 5 digs, and Senior Hannah Robinson with 6 digs.


“I thought the girls played a good game tonight. We have struggled some this season with keeping our focus when we have a significant lead. This is something that we have been working on in practice.  I thought we did an excellent job of staying mentally tough even though the pace of the game was considerably slower than what we typically see.  We were able to keep our errors to a minimum and get the job done,” stated Ewald.


On Saturday, September 3, the Dragons tied for third out of eight teams in the Lafayette Spikefest Tourney. The team took 2nd in their pool play behind Warrensburg 15-25, 23-25, and defeated Warsaw 25-21, 25-20, and Higginsville 20-25, 25-18 to advance to the championship bracket. After three competitive sets, the Dragons fell to Maryville by the scores of 15-25, 25-23, 17-25. Stat leaders for the tournament include Sophomore Claudia McIntire with 7 aces and 3 blocks, Paige Harper with an impressive 19 kills and 3 blocks, and Alex Ewald with 21 assists and 30 digs. 

The Dragons competed against the Benton Cardinals for their season opener on Thursday, September 1.

The first set was a tug of war of sorts before Cameron won with a score of 26-24. However, the Cardinals pulled away and took the next two sets 25-12, 25-16. Maddie Garr had 6 kills, Alex Ewald 8 assists and 3 aces, Hannah Robinson 12 digs; Claudia McIntire 3 blocks. 


The Lady Dragons' next game will be away against Savannah on Thursday, September 8. 


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