Pulaski and Elkhart advance to quarterfinals in 7A volleyball
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[MARCH 15, 2005]
WENONA -- Two
Logan County Schools entered the Illinois Elementary School
Association state volleyball playoffs on Saturday and won their
respective matches at Wenona Fieldcrest East. Mount Pulaski and
Elkhart head into separate quarterfinal games tonight (Tuesday) but
should they both win, would face each other tomorrow night
(Wednesday) in semifinals.
Mount Pulaski def. St. Elmo 15-1, 15-2
In game one Mount Pulaski had seven unanswered points before St.
Elmo got on the board 7-1. Mount Pulaski swept the rest of the match
to win 15-1.
In game two the Honeybears had 12 unanswered points. No. 4 Brooke
Merold, a sixth-grader for Mount Pulaski, had eight straight service
points. No. 26 Tiffany Parrish finished the game with an ace to give
Mount Pulaski the match 15-2.
St. Elmo finished its season 18-3. Mount Pulaski advances to the
quarterfinals on Tuesday night with a record of 19-5.
The Honeybears face Oakland Lake Crest (23-0) at 6 p.m.
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Elkhart def. Gifford 15-12, 15-2
In Match 6 of the tournament, Elkhart took on Gifford. Game one
of the match was a game of runs. Elkhart jumped out to an early 7-1
lead, but under the scrappy defense of No. 26 Jessica Asbury and No.
10 Paige Harms, the Eagles were able to tie up the match at 7-7 and
then take the lead 12-7. Elkhart battled back behind the serving and
setting of No. 5 Erin Olson. From that point on Elkhart didn't look
back and took the first match 15-12 on an ace by No. 8 Meghan Moore.
In game two Elkhart kept the momentum going and Moore served seven
straight service points. After a couple of side-outs, No. 1 Emma
Anderson took over and served points 8-11, including two aces. No. 5
Ellen Olson served out game two and ended the match with an ace.
Gifford finishes its season with a record of 16-5. The Elkhart
Redbirds advance to the quarterfinals with a record of 25-1.
Elkhart faces Cissna Park (15-7) at 7:15 p.m.