Peabody-Burns High School Lady Warriors volleyball finished third in the first Wheat State League Tournament Saturday at Centre.
PBHS jumped out to an early lead of 7-3 in game one. Paige Lewis scored an ace and Rayna Barnes and Michaela Methvin earned a block. A series of points including two kills by Barnes and a kill and a tip set by Methvin gave the Lady Warriors a seven-point cushion at 12-5. Centre put together a string of points until Embry Hodges and Sarah Hofkamp combined for a block to stop the run. A Brandee Burnett ace and a block by Lewis and Hodges gave the Lady Warriors the advantage, 17-11. A Cougar rally challenged the Lady Warriors but a Methvin ace ended the game, 25-22.
PBHS trailed early but kept the score close in game two. A Lewis and Hodges block put the team on the scoreboard. Lady Warrior points included a kill by Methvin, a Barnes tip set, a Barnes and Methvin block, a Hodges kill, and a Mackenzie Ensminger ace. A kill by Hodges tied the score, 10-10. PBHS trailed again but Methvin earned two kills and Hodges scored an ace. Another kill by Methvin evened the teams at 17 all. A Hodges kill ended game two, 25-22.
PBHS took the lead in game one. An ace by Methvin and kills by Lewis and Barnes gave the team the advantage, 22-8. A Lewis kill ended game one, 25-9.
Wakefield took the first eight points in game two before a kill by Hodges put the Lady Warriors on the scoreboard. A kill from Methvin, a Hodges ace, a kill and ace by Methvin, and a kill and ace by Barnes evened the score at 8-8. Kills by Methvin and Barnes and an ace by Barnes gave the PBHS squad the edge, 13-10. A Methvin block gave the Lady Warriors the game-two win, 25-16.
A Hodges and Methvin block opened game one against Goessel. A kill by Methvin evened the score at 3.
PBHS built a lead with a tip set by Methvin, an ace by Burnett, a Hodges kill, a Lewis tip set and kill, and a Hodges kill. PBHS led 15-9. The Bluebirds then rallied and came back to tie the game. A Tori Schroeder tip set kept the Lady Warriors in the game, 17-15, but Goessel went on to take 10 of the last 11 points in the contest. PBHS lost, 18-25.
Ensminger earned the first points for the PBHS squad with a service ace. The Lady Warriors continued to build a lead with an ace from Lewis, a Methvin kill and tip set, a Burnett ace, and two kills from Hodges. PBHS led, 17-14, with a kill and an ace from Methvin. Goessel tied the game at 18, but Methvin kept the PHS advantage with a kill to go to 19-18. The Bluebirds played back to take the lead, but a Hodges kill tied the score at 23-23. A Burnett ace gave PBHS the edge, but Goessel took the last crucial points of the game. PBHS lost game two, 24-26.
Little River took the first eight points in game one. Hodges and Lewis teamed up for a block to get the PBHS squad on the board. A string of Lady Warriors points including two Methvin kills, a Barnes tip set and ace, a Methvin tip set, a Barnes and Hofkamp block, a Burnett ace, and a Hodges kill helped the PBHS squad to within two points of the Redskins. Hodges closed the gap to one with a tip set but the Little River squad earned four quick points. Lewis Hodges and Methvin each had kills in the last 10 points but the Lady Warriors were defeated in game one, 19-25.
The Lady Warriors led early in game two with points from Methvin, Barnes, Lewis, and Hofkamp. The Redskins played to ties at 10 and 12. PBHS fell behind despite points from a Hofkamp tip set, a Methvin kill, and a Hodges block. The Lady Warriors lost game two, 21-25.
Methvin and Hodges teamed up for a block to give the PBHS squad the advantage at 4-3. Lewis added an ace, Hodges and Methvin each had kills, and the Lady Warriors gained a five-point edge, 11-6. PBHS continued to build on the lead with a Methvin kill and a Lewis tip set and kill. Methvin had three kills and two aces in the last six points of the game. PBHS won game one, 25-14.
The Lady Warriors had control early in game two with aces and kills from Lewis and Methvin. Elyria came back to take the lead, 11-8. Hodges earned a kill to tie the game at 25. Another kill by Hodges and PBHS went up, 26-25. PBHS took the final point, and won game two to place third in the tournament.