Volleyball falls to Boonville

In the regular season finale for Bulldogs golf, the team walked away from Arthur Hills with a victory, shooting 11 fewer than second place Centralia Tuesday. The Bulldogs concluded the regular season with a score of 192 and a record of 29-6.
"Tonight was a great night to end the season," coach Lindsey Yancey said. "The weather was perfect, the girls played well and they really enjoyed being together for the last match."
After struggling in her last few outings, senior Layne Ray led all golfers, shooting 41 over nine holes.
"I was especially excited to see that Layne has returned to her usual level of competition and I was also very excited to watch Elizabeth Kasubke shoot under 70 for the first time tonight," Yancey said. "Both girls have been working very hard and had good performances tonight."
Kasubke's season best performance helped the junior varsity squad to a victory, beating Centralia by six strokes.
The Bulldogs travel to Marshall tonight for the NCMC tournament.
Complete results:
Team scores
Mexico 192
Centralia 203
Hallsville 222
Harrisburg 234
Junior Varsity
Mexico 245
Centralia 261
Individual scores
Layne Ray 41
Abby Gooch 47
Kaylee Stone 49
Abigail Hoer 55
Jessica Slagle 58
Junior Varsity
Erika Smiley 51
Raegan Samm 57
Elizabeth Kasubke 66
Brooke Ransom 71
Bulldogs soccer went to the wire against the Boonville Pirates Monday, winning by penalty kicks in a game that stayed tied 2-2 through two overtime periods.
"Wins are not always easy to come by, and another victory in the win column is always a good thing," head coach Grant Johnston said. "The penalty kick experience might become valuable later on in the season, when we play games with bigger implications."
The Bulldogs got out to an early lead, holding the Pirates scoreless through the first half while recording two goals, both by senior Christian McKeown and assisted by sophomore Brock Fuemmeler. The Pirates responded with two of their own in the second half, forcing two scoreless overtimes.
McKeown, Fuemmeler, junior Beau Talley and sophomore Rory McKeown had a goal each during the penalty shootout.
"This was certainly not one of our better performances; we felt like the superior team, and did not play towards our potential," Johnston said. "We were hoping for a more lopsided result than what we earned. There may have been a slight hangover from the Southern Boone game the night before, but that is no excuse for the game we played. Nevertheless, the win still feels good."
The Bulldogs improve to 8-5-0 with the win.
In junior varsity action, the Bulldogs beat the Pirates 2-0 to improve to 3-4-1. Mexico soccer does not take to the field again until next Monday, when the team travels to Marshall.
Bulldogs volleyball slipped to 4-11-1 after a tough loss to the Boonville Pirates Monday at Gary Filbert Court. The Pirates outscored the Bulldogs 25-14, 25,11.
"Last night was a tough one for us, we are struggling to play as a team," head coach Rachel Leu said. "I was proud of our younger girls who stepped up and played hard for us. We have a long break, so we hope to take advantage of that to get on the right track."
The junior varsity and freshman both won their matches in two games. The JV outscored the Pirates 25-20, 25-19 while the freshmen were dominant, netting scores of 25-13 and 25-16.
The Bulldogs return to the court Oct. 14 when they host Warrenton.