Third place finish at Du Quoin volleyball tournament

Jordyn Heckert, Staff Writer

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On Saturday, September 7, the Lady Rockets Varsity Volleyball team played in the Duquoin Tournament. They stayed close with Herrin their first game but lost both matches, 25-22 and 25-10. The next game they took on a great battle with Sparta winning both matches, 27-25 and 25-19. After that, they went into three great, competitive matches with Goreville. They lost the first match 25-20, won the second match 25-14, and won the third match 15-9. Then they played two tough matches against Du Quoin but lost. The first match being 25-22 and the second match, 25-10. Lastly, they went into three very exciting, intense matches with Elverado for third place. They won the first match 25-23, lost the second match 25-20, and won the third match 17-15. Anna Schmersahl and Marlee Frederking received the coin-toss chips as a reward. Anna received hers for always showing positivity on and off the court, and Marlee received hers for convincing the referees about a call. The Lady Rockets’ record for Saturday was 3-2 and had an overall great tournament!