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Pioneers end season at District 6C-East Volleyball Tournament


October 31, 2018

Junior Amanda Cline digs up a ball in the Pioneers opening match Thursday morning at the District 6C-East tournament against the Chester/Joplin-Inverness Hawks. The Pioneers played hard but fell in four sets. They were eliminated from the tournament later in the day with a 3-0 loss to the Box Elder Bears.

The Big Sandy Pioneer volleyball team concluded their season in Gildford this past weekend at the District 6C West Volleyball tournament.

The Pioneers entered the tournament as the No.4 seed and began play Thursday morning against the No. 5 seed Chester/Joplin-Inverness Hawks.

The Hawks took the first two sets of the match rather comfortably defeating the Pioneers 25-17, 25-18 but these girls showed a lot of heart and battled back.

The Pioneers opened up a early lead in set number three and kept things together down the stretch winning 25-23 and cutting the Hawk lead in half 2-1.

Looking to even things up in set number four, the girls came out ready to compete. Both teams had an answer for any run the other had but in the end it was the Hawks holding the final two point advantage in a 26-24 fourth set to win the match 3-1.

Junior Lainey Gregory set up the hitters with 15 assists while senior Jaylyn Cline powered home 11 kills in the contest.

The Pioneers season came to a close in the final match of the day as the Box Elders defeated Big Sandy 3-1.

The Bears cruised in an opening set 25-11 win, but like the first match the Pioneer girls showed heart and won set number two 25-22. In the end the Bears had to much depth and defeated the Pioneers in set number three 25-21 and set number four 25-11.

The girls competed every match and represented their school and community well throughout the season. Good job Big Sandy volleyball.


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