Posts Tagged ‘Prairieland Volleyball’

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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Tonight the Lady Tigers hosted their long standing rivals from the North in the Lady Rockets for Volley For The Cure.  Beardstown does a great job with this event every year and tonight was no exception with a great turnout and great participation.  Those in attendance tonight also watched a great match between these two schools.  In game #1 Beardstown jumped out to a 10-5 lead before Hannah Salrin gains 10 straight service points to put Rushville up 16-10.  But the the Lady Tigers would make a comeback to tie it up at 19-19 and held on for the game one win.  The next two games really saw Rushville-Industy come to life and play some of the best ball I have seen from them all year.  While, Beardstown seemed to loose a lot of their confidence and just could never find their rhythm again.  Rushville-Industry picks up the conference victory with a 21-25, 25-18, 25-20 win over Beardstown.  Abby Newman and Sara Brewer both had 10 service points tonight while Jill Harris added 16 kills for the Lady Tigers.  Hannah Salrin led the way in service points for the Lady Rockets with 20 while KJ Haywood and Ashley Thomas were both able to pick up 9 kills in the match.  Rushville improves to 15-11 while Beardstown falls to 17-8.

Tonight the Lady Rebels traveled to Bushnell to take on the Lady Spartans in a Prairieland Conference match-up.  BPCA got out to a quick start in the first two games and looked to be headed for an easy win.  Then around 15-15 in game #2, South Fulton all of a sudden came to life and we had a real battle on our hands.  Both teams battled back and forth and then South Fulton would finally pull away to force the 3rd game.  Game 3 would be all about South Fulton as they could do no wrong and they were able to hold on for the win 19-25, 25-22, 25-16.  Madison Benson led the Lady Spartans tonight with 8 kills and 5 blocks and even gained an assist.  Courtney Musson led the Lady Rebels tonight with 12 assists and 8 kills to help the Lady Rebels pick up the Conference victory

Tonight the Lady Rockets welcomed the North Fulton Wildcats to town for a Prairieland Conference match-up.  Rushville-Industry jumped out to a very hot start in the contest with the help of Carly Rhoades.  Rhoades’ net play in game one was outstanding as she was able to gain 5 kills and 3 blocks in the 1st game.  In the 2nd game, North Fulton got on a hot streak towards the middle of the game and made a hard charging comeback from a 6 point deficit.  But the comeback would not be enough as the Lady Rockets were able to hold on for the 25-14, 25-21 conference victory over North Fulton.  KJ Haywood finished the night with 7 service points, 4 kills, and 3 blocks for Rushville-Industry.  Allie Simkins finished the night with 5 kills and 3 blocks for North Fulton.  The Wildcats fall to 5-17 (2-7) while Rushville-Industry improves to 14-15 (6-4) on the season.

Tonight the Lady Rockets made the trip north to Avon to take on the BPCA Spartans in a Prairieland Conference match-up.   Rushville-Industry got out to a very hot start in game one but the lingering question would be if they could find a way to carry that momentum over in to game two.  BPCA saw that the Lady Rockets were not able to carry that momentum over and took advantage to force a 3rd game.  Once again BPCA jumped out to a huge lead in this one but Rushville-Industry tried to make a comeback but came up a couple of points short.  BPCA wins the match 10-25, 25-20, 25-23 to improve to 3-15 (2-4).  Rushville-Industry falls to 9-9 (4-3) with the loss.  Ashley Thomas and Carly Rhoades lead the Lady Rockets with 7 Kills and KJ Haywood added 5 Blocks on the night.  Hannah Cortez lead BPCA with 6 Kills on the night.