Eagles fall in 3A substate title match

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October 25, 2010 - 12:00 AM

ARMA — Uniontown High’s Eagles played like they were supposed to during their first two matches of Saturday’s Kansas Class 3A Substate Volleyball Tournament.
The Eagles defeated Erie 25-16, 25-13 in the first round. They pushed past Riverton 25-11, 25-23 in the semifinals.
But something happened on the other side of the bracket. Southeast High’s Lady Lancers pulled off the upset of second-seeded and host team Northeast High. Southeast of Cherokee downed Northeast 25-21, 15-25, 25-20.
There was no letdown for the Lady Lancers. They battled the top-seeded Eagles and won 12-25, 26-24, 25-16.
“I’m not going to lie. This was a disappointing finish to our season,” said Jackie Hall, Eagle head coach. “but Southeast played extremely well. We simply did not make the adjustments that we needed to during the match.”
The Eagles finished at 34-6.
Against Erie, Tayler Shook served nine points and had 24 set assists. Jacy Ermel downed 11 kills and Jessie Camac had five kills. Tiffany Poyner had 20 digs.
Jessica Murrow served eight points for the Eagles against Riverton. Ermel and Ashley Nietfeld had eight kills each. Poyner had 23 digs and Shook put up 23 set assists.
In the championship match, Ermel served up 11 points and racked up 12 kills. Nietfeld had 12 kills. Hayden Rathbun had one kill. Poyner had 37 digs and Shook had 27 assists.
“We won the first set and had opportunities to win the second set,” Hall said. “I’m disappointed for our seniors — Jessie, Jessica, Tiffany and Megan Schnichels. It simply wasn’t our day.”

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