When the North Callaway varsity volleyball team traveled to Chamois on Wednesday for a non-conference match, they decided to play the best of five sets instead of the standard three.
Either way the Ladybird's would have been fine because they were able to come out ahead 25-14, 24-26, 25-15, 25-22.
"The girls did really well. We fell into a slump but were able to pull themselves back out and get the win," said coach Kayla Peterson. "They played really hard and are doing really well at playing like a team."
Charting 30 digs, 12 sets, five kills, two aces and a block to help North Callaway earn its second victory of the year was Nicole Emmons, contributing 36 sets, four aces and two digs was Becca Bloss and Sydney Harrison had 29 digs, four aces, three sets and three kills. Allyson Eichman also posted 36 sets, four aces and three digs, Madison Davis had 24 digs and a set and Kathryn Zeise was good for 13 digs, four aces and two sets.
North Callaway also went to Russelville on Monday in non-Eastern Missouri Conference action and won, 25-14, 26-24.
"The varsity played well last night and it showed in the score. We were doing everything that we have been working on in practice and I am starting to see a true team that comes together as a family," Peterson said. "It is great to see such a large group of girls come together and play like they are best friends. That is what happened tonight and I am excited to see that continue through the rest of the season. I am so honored that I get to be a part of this family."
Once again it was Emmons who stood centerstage for the Ladybird's with 30 digs, four sets, three aces and three kills, Eichman charted 25 sets and two aces and Harrison and Davis combined for 14 digs, 12 sets, two kills and two aces.
In the JV contest North Callaway was defeated, 25-14, 18-25, 15-4.
"Our JV and C team both played this game. JV played the first and third set and C team played the second set," said Peterson. "I am so proud of these girls. They have worked so hard in practice and it shows. Then there is the C team, and their improvement in the past few weeks is amazing. Coach Clark and Coach Bloss have done an amazing job and I can’t wait to see both teams keep growing. I am so honored I get to be a part of this family."
North Callaway hosts Centralia on Thursday and is at the Hallsville Invitational on Saturday.