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East Prairie girls tally one win each over Villa Grove

By Kayleigh Rahn
The East Prairie seventh and eighth grade volleyball season is well under way.

As of Monday, Feb. 5 the seventh grade team had earned a 6-5 record and the eighth graders were at 5-6.

Last week, the girls each dropped a pair to Unity and ALAH before taking home a win each against Villa Grove.

Seventh Grade
Monday, Jan. 29
EP-1; Unity-2

The East Prairie seventh grade girls’ basketball team took Unity into three rounds but ultimately lost to the Rockets.

The first game found the Hornets on top 25-20. Isabelle Wilcox kicked off the action from the service line with three straight points followed by successful service points from Mia Hausmann and Molly Macaulay. That’s when Brogan Rennert set up camp behind the line and served up seven points for a score of 18-9.

The second time through the rotation, Unity found some footing and brought the score to as close as 17-24, but ultimately Tuscola held on for the 25-20 win.

Ella Boyer supported the team as librero. Wilcox, Meyer, Hausmann, and Rauguth served up one ace each.

In the second game, the girls fell 6-25 as the captain for Unity put up 11 points alone.

The final bout went to Unity though Tuscola bounced back for a 17-25 finish. Tuscola’s service points came from Wilcox, Macaulay, and Hausmann.

Tuesday, Jan. 30
EP-0; ALAH-2

The seventh grade girls fell in two to Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

In the first game, the Hornets held tight with the Knights until the final rotation, when ALAH pushed ahead to take the 25-20 win. Tuscola service points were tallied by Rennert, Marley Good, Hausmann, and Rauguth who also posted one ace.

The girls played tough again in the second game, but one rotation allowed the Knights to post six points, putting them ahead 8-14. The Hornets couldn’t recover.

Service points were posted by Wilcox, Rauguth, and Macaulay. Wilcox and Macaulay each had an ace.

Boyer was the librero.

Thursday, Feb. 1
EP-2; VG-0

The Hornets left no question during the two-game win over Villa Grove.

In the first bout, the girls tallied a total of four aces on their way to the 25-21 win.

Boyer, Macaulay, Hausmann, and Wilcox put together the service points that included two aces from Boyer and one each by Hausmann and Wilcox.

The second match was over in only five Hornet rotations as Boyer, Macaualy, Hausmann, Good and Wilcox each tallied service points.

The Hornets won 25-6.

Eighth Grade
Monday, Jan. 29
EP-0; Unity-2

The eighth grade Hornets fell in two against a tough Unity squad.

In the first game the Tuscola crew fell 7-25 with Carlie Seip posting the lone service point.

However, in the second game the Hornets rallied behind service points by Seip, Kerri Pierce, and Katie Dean. In the end, an 11-point run by Unity in the fifth rotation was too much for Tuscola as they fell 12-25.

Tuesday, Jan. 30
EP-0; ALAH-2
The Hornets and the ALAH Knights went point for point in the first of a two-game match that ultimately saw Tuscola fall in two.

The first game found the teams facing off in extra points with the final score being 24-26 in favor of ALAH. Pierce, Taylor Musgrave, Dean, Maddie Stahler, and Reagan Wyrich combined for the 24 service points with Pierce posting one ace.

The second game saw the Hornets on the losing end of 18-25 score.

Tuscola led through the sixth rotation when ALAH pulled ahead 22-15. That was enough to pull the Knights to victory. Tuscola’s Seip, Pierce, Musgrave, and Dean combined for the 18 service points. Seip and Peirce had an ace each.

Kenzie Fornshell was the librero.

Thursday, Feb. 1
EP-2; VG-0

The Hornets found their winning ways in a two-game victory over Villa Grove.

The first game saw the Hornets win handedly 25-11. Stahler and Musgrave led the team from behind the service line for a total of 16 points. Stahler tallied four aces and Pierce posted one.

Seip, Pierce, and Wyrich added successful serves to the point tally.

The second round was more of the same Hornet dominance with a 25-12 Tuscola win. In just six rotations, the Hornets found their 25 points.

Bosch helped her self to two service points, Musgrave and Dean added three each, while Stahler posted six, and Gough added five including one ace.

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