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V-Ball Dragons Keep Winning



Dru Koetting served up six aces and had 10 kills, while Ste. Genevieve provided another 34 kills and 43 digs with its sweep of the Ironton-based Tigers at the Johnson Gymnsium on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

The Dragons (10-2-2) rolled over Arcadia Valley in straight sets 25-15, 25-20, 25-8. It was their sixth straight win among a nine-match unbeaten streak.

Koetting also had eight digs and two blocks.

Libero Maya Watts had four ace serves and also had 14 digs.

Arie Taylor added two aces, 12 kills and seven digs. Devyn Basler had eight assists and five digs.

Sophia Huck had 20 of the Dragons’ 30 total assists. Tessa Grass had five kills and Joleigh Parker had three kills.

Dragons 3, Notre Dame 1

Ste. Genevieve served up seven aces and had 43 kills, plus a whopping 98 digs defensively, to defeat the volleyball powerhouse in four sets on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Johnson Gymnasium at SGHS.

Libero Maya Watts had a career- and team-high 22 digs, while Dru Koetting had a team-high 18 kills.

The Dragons dropped the first set 21-25 to the Cape Girardeau-based Bulldogs, then needed extra volleys to claim the second game and the third round went the distance before taking the match a little more ease in the final stage. They won the final three of the best-of-5 series, 26-24, 25-23 and 25-17.

Ste. Genevieve (9-2-2), which has not lost in eight matches that includes six wins, got ace serves from six different players and patrolled the nets with authority against the Catholic private school.

Koetting also had an ace serve and seven digs.

Sophia Huck had a team-high 26 assists. Devyn Basler had 15 assists and five digs.

Arie Taylor added nine kills and 15 digs. Joleigh Parker had five kills, 11 digs and two aces.

Alli Byington had 15 digs. Lexy Parmer had 13 digs and an ace.

Tessa Grass had nine kills, an ace serve and four digs. Hope Schmelzle had three kills, three blocks and four digs.

Ste. Genevieve’s Kale Clements completes a dig in defense as teammates get into position for a return during the Dragons’ sweep of Arcadia Valley in volleyball action on Sept. 14 at the Johnson Gymnasium. (PHOTO BY MICHAEL BOYD JR. / HERALD SPORTS EDITOR & PHOTOGRAPHER)