Posts Tagged ‘Farmington’

The Rushville-Industry Lady Rockets were looking to get their week off to a hot start last night as they hosted a tough Farmington volleyball squad.  This entire match would be a lot of trading points back and forth with neither team getting much of a advantage until late in the set.  Farmington won a hard fought set 1 26-24 while the Lady Rockets would take set #2 25-19.  Then look out, Rushville-Industry came to life and these ladies absolutely started playing like the team many people know they are capable of being.  The biggest difference for them, was that they played with minimal errors.  With momentum on their side, the Lady Rockets won the match by a score of 26-24, 25-19, 25-12.  Kristyn Haulk was outstanding for Farmington this evening with 9 Assists.  While Madison Kessler had 19 assists for the Lady Rockets and Carly Rhoades added in 14 Kills.  This was a great way for the Lady Rockets to get this week started as they have 3 conference games this week that they could use to help keep them in the top of the conference standings.

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Last night the Rushville-Industry Rockets opened up their home schedule by hosting a very tough Farmington squad.  This game got out to really a great start for both teams as they were playing well on both sides of the ball and neither was committing penalties. Farmington would strike first as Seth Bales would get a 25 yd field goal to make it 3-0.  Then in the next possession, Mason Plater would find Austin Gardner on a 7 yd pass play to make it a 6-3 score in favor of the Rockets.  With time running down in the 1st half, Farmington had a long 4th down play looming near the 50yd line and they come out and run a fake punt that caught Rushville off guard and began the momentum swing in this contest.  Farmington would score before the half and took a 10-6 lead into halftime.  Neither team could score in the 3rd quarter and Farmington’s offense held onto the ball most of the 2nd half.  They would pick up one more score and Farmington would claim the victory over the Rockets by a score of 17-6.  Macae Skaggs led the way for the Farmers with 112 yards of rushing on 22 carries.  Skaggs was the workhorse for Farmington in the 2nd half and the Rockets could never find a way to stop him.  J.R. Boyd led the Rockets on the ground attack with 52 yards while Mason Plater was good for 55 yards of passing.  The Rockets now fall to 1-2 on the season and have a very hard two weeks ahead of them as they go to Elmwood/Brimfield next week and then come home to face Beardstown in week 5. These two games could be huge for the Rockets in terms of playoff aspirations as a win would put them in a much better position and would be a huge momentum swing for this team that is greatly improved.

Our next elimination game featured Liberty and Farmington.  This was a match up of two teams who could play a similar style of ball but one team has more depth than the other.  This depth would prove to be a factor in the contest because Farmington would push the tempo to a pace that proved hard for Liberty to keep up with.  The Lady Eagles would pull the game back to within in 3 right before the half and looked to be pulling the momentum in their favor.  But the Lady Farmers really powered out hard after the break with a 15-3 run in the 3rd quarter.  Farmington picks up a nice 44-28 victory over Liberty-Payson.  Kristen Loos led the Lady Eagles with 9 points while Jenna Putrich led Farmington with 13 points.

The next game today saw the host Lady Tigers run into a very tough Farmington Lady Farmers team.  Farmington came in to this game with almost a chip on their shoulder with something to prove.  Well Farmington was down 7-0 and then 17-0 run of their own to take 17-7 after the 1st Quarter.  The Lady Farmers never looked back in this one as they would get some outstanding play out of the entire team in holding on for the 53-45 victory today.Hannah Jostes scored 13 points to lead the Lady Farmers while Jill Harris added 16 for the Lady Tigers.  Beardstown came out hot today and then could never dig themselves out of the hole that they dug by committing way too many turnovers.  Farmington has played a tough early season schedule and that definitely showed today as they are a very solid team that could make a nice run through this tournament.