Friday night Mount Pulaski lost to Fulton 23-25, 25-18 and 23-25
and then to Newark 22-25 and 24-26.
Meanwhile, Lincolnís two losses Friday night came at the hands of
first Eastland, who won 25-20 and 25-20 over the Lady Railers; and
then Taylorville, who defeated Lincoln 25-21 and 25-23.
Saturday did not start any better for Mount Pulaski. St. Thomas
handed the Lady Toppers a quick loss, 25-22 and 25-10; then
Springfield Lutheran outlasted the purple and gold 25-13, 22-25 and
Finally, the Lady Toppers picked up a tournament win in their last
contest of the day, defeating Effingham 25-27, 25-21 and 25-23.
On the Lincoln side of volleyball Saturday, it was Riverton
defeating the Lady Railers 24-26, 28-26 and 25-19 to start the day.
Lincoln did pick up their only win of the tournament over Effingham
Saturday afternoon, 25-21 and 27-25.
In the Copper Division final Saturday evening Springfield Lutheran
defeated Lincoln 25-19, 21-25 and 25-20.
The overall winner of the 2016 Mount Pulaski Fall Festival was
Lincolnís overall record sits at 9 wins and 9 losses.
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According to Lincoln Head Coach Kyle Caldwell, his team leaders for
the tournament were: Brooklynn Elsas - 40 kills, Emma O'Donoghue -
73 assists, Kennedy Lolling - 59 digs, Lauren Block - 6 blocks and
Grace Bossingham - 7 aces.
While both teams would have liked to have gone better than a 1-4
record over the weekend, Lincolnís Coach Caldwell saw the positive
side. "This tournament was very strong and let us see exactly what
we need to improve on to be the best we can be in post season. We
are battling some injuries right now, so everyone played a big part.
While it's always frustrating to lose, it helped us identify our
weaknesses and we'll be better because of it in the long run,Ē said
the Lady Railer coach.
Lincoln will play this Tuesday at Decatur MacArthur and next Tuesday
at home vs Jacksonville, which will be teacher appreciation night.
Mount Pulaski falls to 4-7 on the season and will host
Hartsburg-Emden Thursday night, which is also Homecoming for Mount
Pulaski High School.
Tournament Stats for Mount Pulaski
Kenzie Lock 20 digs 4 aces
Abigail Fitzpatrick 26 kills 98 digs 4 aces
Alex Clemons 4 kills 8 digs 1 ace 1 block
Alexandra Beckers 30 kills 52 digs 78 assists 2 aces 1 block
Morgan May 6 kills 44 digs 1 ace
Paige Stewart 6 kills 2 blocks
Skylar Hayes 48 kills 66 digs 1 ace
Isabella Wade 14 digs 38 assists 1 ace