Jr. volleyball team ends season 8-6
GRAVETTE -- Coach Kristin Smith's Junior Lady Bobcat volleyball team was seeded in third place at the district tournament last Saturday, and defeated Clarksville in their first match, 25-11, 25-11.
That put them into the second match of the tournament, facing the Farmington Junior Lady Cardinals, but a close 25-23 loss in the first game led to a 25-14 loss in the second, ending the team's season with an 8-6 record.
Farmington lost in the championship game to Gravette.
"I'm proud of the girls,"?Smith said. "We finished third in the conference, which was a big improvement from last year."
In game one, Makkayla Flores had 7 points off serve and 4 kills, Lindsey Newberry 1 off serve and 14 sets, Diamond Meza 8 off serve, and Shaylan Harp 2 kills.
In game two, Flores had 3 points off serve and 3 kills, Cheyenne Brady 4 off serve, Newberry 1 off serve and 7 sets, Meza 11 off serve, Harp 2 off serve and a kill, and Megan Donahoe 1 off serve.
"Diamond and Makkayla stepped up and really played,"?Coach Smith said. "I could see in their eyes they wanted to win."
After the big win over Clarksville, the girls sat for two hours waiting for their next match.
"We beat Farmington twice in conference this year, but after a two-hour break we were flat, not focused," Smith said. "They were like a new team, all hitting the ball.
"The first game went back and forth, but we were always one point behind at the end and couldn't catch up."
Flores had 3 points off serve, 2 digs and 2 kills, Brady had 1 off serve and a dig, Newberry had 2 off serve and 8 sets, Meza 3 off serve and 2 digs, Harp 2 off serve and 1 kill, and Donahoe one off serve.
In game two, Flores had 2 kills, Brady 2 off serve, Newberry 7 sets, Meza 2 off serve, and Harp 2 off serve and a block.