Powerful Willard volleyball picks up three more wins, continues near absolute dominance

The Lady Tigers volleyball program picked up three more wins last week,
with impressive victories over Neosho, Nixa and Lebanon.
Willard hosted Neosho on Thursday, Sept. 26, and came away with a straight set victory, 25-9 and 25-11.
Ashton Wildermuth led Willard with 16 assists; Maddy Bushnell led with six kills and three kill blocks,
Kindall Smithson and Kelsey Kirkland led with six digs and Taylor Crighton led with two aces.
“It was a great COC (Central Ozark Conference) win for us last night,” said head Jamalee Hancock. “We were able to get a lot of our younger kids in, and that’s always great to have that opportunity. We made very few errors on the court last night, and the girls had a lot of fun.”
Willard hosted Nixa on Tuesday, Sept. 24 and came
away with a hard fought three set win, 20-25, 25-23 and 25-23.
Wildermuth led with 33 assists; Crighton had 24 digs and Ashley Lasher led with 15 kills and four kill blocks in the victory.
“This match was one of the best high school matches of the year,” said Hancock. “Two very talented compa- rable teams, we battled it out till the final play. I was so proud of our players, we lost set one and to come back and win set two and three is
very mentally challenging.” The Lady Tigers opened the week, traveling to Leba- non on Monday, Sept. 23 but came home with a straight
set win, 25-11 and 25-15. Wildermuth led with 25 assists; Smithson led with 15 digs, Bushnell had 12 kills and Emily Terry ended
the game with four aces. “We controlled the match from start to finish,” said Hancock. “We have now beat all the district opponents we have on our schedule after this match, so that’s a huge
accomplishment.” The Lady Tigers are now
19-2 on the season and were scheduled to travel to Webb City yesterday and Carl Junction tomorrow.


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