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MCHS High-Netters Win Opener

by Rick Peck | September 1, 2016 at 5:00 a.m.
Photo by Rick Peck McDonald County’s Alex Gross (9) and Lindsey Limore (33) try to block a spike block during the Lady Mustangs’ 25-3, 25-10 to open the 2016 high school volleyball season on Aug. 23 at MCHS.

The McDonald County Lady Mustangs volleyball team went 1-2 in pool play and then lost its first-round game in bracket play to Seneca at Saturday's Branson High School Volleyball Tournament.

In pool play, McDonald County defeated South Iron while falling to Blue Springs South and Strafford.

The Lady Mustangs lone win on the day came in a 25-10, 25-9 victory over South Iron. Lindsey Limore had six kills and Bailey Rickett added five to lead McDonald County. Lauren Goff added 12 service points and five digs while Destiny Arnall had nine service points, four kills and 11 assists and Alex Gross had six service points, three aces and three kills.

Blue Springs South handed McDonald County a 25-10, 25-13 loss. Arnall had two kills and five assists and Gross had three kills and two service points to lead McDonald County. Goff added three digs and two service points while Rickett had two kills.

Strafford edged the Lady Mustangs 26-24, 25-17. Arnall had six kills, 13 assists and four service points while Gross had five kills and Rickett four to key the Lady Mustangs attack. Goff led in digs with six.

Seneca claimed a 21-25, 25-21, 25-17 decision over McDonald County in the first round of the Silver Bracket to end the Lady Mustangs' day. Rickett had 13 kills and Limore nine to lead McDonald County. Gross added seven kills and eight digs while Arnall had 25 assists and five digs and Goff had eight service points, including three aces.

McDonald County falls to 2-4 entering its Aug. 29 match against College Heights and its Aug. 30 game against Cassville. The Lady Mustangs' next match is against Webb City on Sept. 1 at MCHS. Matches begin at 5 p.m. with a freshman contest.

Jasper

McDonald County had little trouble in winning its season opener, claiming a 25-3, 25-10 win over Jasper on Aug. 23 at MCHS.

The Lady Mustangs jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first game behind the serving of Destiny Arnall before scoring the final 10 points of the game with Alex Gross serving.

Jasper took an early 8-4 lead in the second game, but McDonald County scored 21 of the match's final 23 points for the victory.

Gross finished with nine service points, including six aces and three kills while Lindsey Limore had 13 service points and four kills to lead McDonald County. Arnall added seven service points and six digs while Bailey Rickett had three kills and two digs.

Bentonville

Bentonville cruised to a 25-14, 25-10, 25-20 win on Aug. 25 to hand the Lady Mustangs their first loss of the season.

Limore and Arnall had five kills to lead McDonald County. Arnall added seven assists and Limore added two blocks while Gross had three kills and seven digs, Rickett had five service points, four digs and two kills, and Goff had nine digs.

Bentonville added a 25-10, 25-13 win in the junior varsity match and a 25-2, 25-11 win in the freshman contest.

College Heights

The Lady Mustangs cruised to a 25-12, 25-14 win over College Heights Christian Academy on Monday night at MCHS.

McDonald County jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first game on the way to building an early 12-4 lead. Leading 18-10, McDonald County scored six consecutive points to put the game away.

Gross had eight kills while Arnall had 17 assists and 11 service points to lead the Lady Mustangs. Goff added six digs and six service points while Limore had six kills, Rickett five and Hollie Garvin had six service points.

In the second game, College Heights scored the first two points, but McDonald County responded with seven straight points and were never threatened.

McDonald County also won the junior varsity match, claiming a 25-22, 16-25, 25-23 victory.

After hosting Cassville on Aug. 30, Webb City comes to town on Sept. 1. Game time is 5 p.m.

Sports on 09/01/2016

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