Area volleyball roundup

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Uniontown High’s Eagles rolled to two volleyball victories Thursday at St. Paul. The Eagles defeated St. Paul 25-21, 25-8 and Southeast High of Cherokee 25-16, 25-15.
“We started out a bit slow against St. Paul in the first set then finally got on track,” said Jackie Hall, Eagle head coach. “Jessica Schaaf had a great night at the net in the middle with her five solo blocks and in on nine double blocks. That effort sort of turned things around for us.”
In the St. Paul match, Candice Clayton served for nine points and Abbie Smith delivered 11 kills. Jacy Ermel had seven kills and Jessie Camac had four kills.
Against Southeast, Camac served up 13 points, which included 11 in a row. Ermel put down eight kills while Camac and Smith each had four kills and Schaaf had one kill.
The Eagles take momentum from Thursday’s matches into Saturday’s Cherryvale High Invitational.
Uniontown’s junior varsity defeated St. Paul 25-15, 25-17 led by Hayden Rathbun serving nine points. Ashley Nietfeld had one kill. Uniontown beat Southeast 25-17, 25-16 as Hope Jurgensen served for 11 points and Nietfeld had five kills.

MARMATON VALLEY High’s Wildcats played in the Oswego High quadrangular Thursday. They lost 25-15, 25-16 to Caney Valley, dropped a 25-27, 25-12, 25-11 decision to Sedan and lost 25-9, 25-20 to Oswego.
“The match against Caney was not pretty. Our passing and serving were in some other town because they didn’t come to Oswego with us,” said Lindsay Johnson, Marmaton Valley head coach.
“Against Sedan, the girls showed at times that they were ready to play and won the first set.”
Johnson said the Wildcats were without two starters and freshmen Kailey Boyd and Kacie Shadden stepped in and did a good job. Molly McEwan and Lydia Lance did a good job sharing the setting duties as replacements.
“We have a lot to work on these next few practices before going to Uniontown on Tuesday,” Johnson said.