Middle school volleyball in action

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The Switzerland County Middle School Volleyball teams have had a great start to their 2009 season.

Their first game of the season was home against South Ripley on September 1st.

The seventh grade team finished with a loss 21-25 and 14-25. The game was well played with Courtney Gullion being the top server for the team with 14 good serves, five being aces.

The eighth grade team also finished with a loss 15-25 and 15-25. The game was well played with Erika Coy being the top server with seven good serves, one being an ace.

The Lady Pacers next game was at Milan.

The seventh grade defeated Milan by scores of 25-19 and 25-20.  Top server for the game was Courtney Gullion with 12 good serves, three of which were aces.

The eighth grade won its first set and then lost the next two in hard fought matches with scores of 25-17, 16-25, and 14-15). Top server for the game was Erika Coy with 23 serves, four being aces.

The Lady Pacers then traveled to Southwestern.

The sixth grade played great the scores ending in a Southwestern victory 17-25 and 18-25. The top server was Brooke Todd with nine good serves.

The seventh grade team had a hard fought loss to Southwestern with the scores being 18-25 and 22-25. The top server for that game was Brooke Todd with seven serves, two being aces; and Kelsi Konkle was right behind Brooke with six serves, one being an ace.

Eighth grades also had a hard fought match with a loss to Southwestern with the scores of 13-25 and 21-25. The top server for the game was Erika Coy with 11 serves and two being aces; and right behind Erika was Tess Stoops with nine serves and one being an ace.

The Lady Pacers then traveled to Madison Shawe.

The seventh grade girls struggled with their serving and were defeated by the Hilltoppers 12-25 and 13-25. The top server was Brooke Todd with five serves, two being aces.

The eighth grade girls defeated the Lady Hilltoppers by scores of 25-24 and 25-18. The top server for the game was Erika Coy with 19 serves, five being aces.

The girls then traveled to Jac-Cen-Del to earn a win for the seventh grade girls by scores of 25-14 and 25-24. The top servers for seventh grade were Courtney Gullion with seven serves with one being an ace; and Eve Galbreath also with seven serves. Kelsi Konkle was right with them, adding six serves with three aces.

The eighth grade girls lost to the Lady Eagles by scores of 16-25 and 13-25. Top server for the night was Erika Coy with nine serves, two being aces.

The teams are coached by Amanda McAllister and Keli Hall, and the teams will participate in a tournament at Rising Sun tomorrow (Friday) night.