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Pleasanton swept at Frontenac quad

Thursday, September 3, 2009

FRONTENAC -- Pleasanton's volleyball team lost all three matches in a quadrangular against Class 3A schools here Tuesday night.

The Blu-Jays lost to Frontenac, 23-25, 25-12, 25-15, Galena, 25-13, 25-16, and Neodesha, 25-10, 25-10.

Frontenac was a Class 3A State qualifier in 2008 and head coach Danny Looney said the Blu-Jays played their best match of the young season.

"We were moving well, getting big digs and setting the ball well," he said. "They had a big-time middle hitter in Emily Barto, but our girls stood tough and dug them out.

"Megan Lowe played the best ball of her early career. She was reading the ball well and hitting effectively."

Lowe had 4 kills, 6 digs and served 4 aces for the Blu-Jays. Kim Robinson had 2 kills, 4 digs and 3 aces. Johnnea Saulsberry had 6 assists.

Against Galena, Lowe and Robinson had 4 kills each. Lowe also had 6 digs. Saulsberry recorded 3 assists.

Against Neodesha, Lowe had 4 kills and 5 digs. Saulsberry picked up 5 assists.

"Overall, I was pleased with the way we competed against the bigger schools," Looney said. "The young players are growing up quick and will benefit us in the future."

Pleasanton will go to St. Paul Tuesday for a non-league quadrangular. In additon to the league rival Class 1A Indians, Pleasanton will also take on 1A Southern Coffey County and 4A Prairie View.



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