high school volleyball

Bulldog netters show improvement, but fall in five-set thriller against Kirksville

Local Sports Volleyball

The Kirksville Lady Tigers survived their Thursday night road trip to Trenton High School, taking a back-and-forth five set varsity thriller 25-11, 10-25, 25-20, 18-25, 15-6.

Kirksville won the junior varsity team battle 25-17, 25-14.  

Trenton head coach Brad Ewald, in comments provided to KTTNSports.com, said “Great night for both our JV and varsity.  It’s a big step in the right direction.  I’m really  happy with the way we moved last night.  We had several big defensive plays and found ways to score all night, but I’m really excited about the atmosphere the girls created for each other.  We really played for each other, and we really needed that to get this rolling the right way!”

Trenton will play in the eight-team Lathrop Tournament on Saturday.

On Monday night, the Lady Bulldogs swept the Penney Hornets at the THS gym, winning the varsity duel 25-9, 25-14, 27-25; the JV battle 25-23, 25-17; and the C team encounter 25-13, 25-22.

Abby Simpson had 16 assists in the varsity match for THS, with Emma Radaelli adding six aces, Lilly Woods eight digs, with Simpson, Saige Gott, and Nautica Dowling all racking up nine kills.

On Saturday, September 9th, Trenton went 1-1-2 at the Lexington Tournament, falling to Lexington 25-18, 25-22 and Chilhowee 25-19, 26-24; tying St. Joseph Lafayette 23-25, 25-19; and defeating the Lexington JV 25-23, 25-9.  Makenzie Whipple was named to the All-Tournament Team by the coaches.