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Uniontown sweeps, Pleasanton beats Marmaton Valley

Thursday, October 21, 2010

PLEASANTON -- Uniontown's volleyball squad swept through its opponents here Tuesday night in a final tune-up before Class 3A Sub-State play begins Saturday at Arma.

The Eagles, who will be the top seed in the Northeast Class 3A Sub-State with a 32-5 record, swept Marmaton Valley, 25-10, 25-13, and Pleasanton, 25-8, 25-14.

The home-standing Blu-Jays (12-21) defeated Marmaton Valley in three games.

Jacy Ermel had 9 kills for Uniontown in the Marmaton Valley match while Tayler Shook dished 20 assists and Tiffany Poyner had 20 digs.

Pleasanton beat Marmaton Valley, 25-17, 23-25, 25-20 as Megan Lowe had 12 kills and Brytnee Streeter handed out 11 assists.

"Our girls showed heart, coming from behind in all three sets," Pleasanton head coach Danny Looney said. "Serving was big for us with 12 aces and only three errors."

Streeter and Karesa Lewis each served 3 aces. Also, Johnnea Saulsberry and Teal Baker each had 7 digs.

Jessi Camac served 7 aces for the Eagles in their sweep of Pleasanton. Ermel had 3 kills, Shook 16 assists and Poyner 19 digs.

"This was a nice way to finish our regular-season play," Uniontown head coach Jackie Hall said. "We rebounded from Saturday (at Central Heights, making some of the adjustments we needed to make. Our coverages are improving and we really tried to execute our game of pass, set, hit."

For Pleasanton, Lowe had 5 kills while Saulsberry dished 7 assists. Lowe also had 6 digs and Baker had 7.

"Looking at the score, I may sound foolish, but I was pleased with our play," Looney said. "Uniontown, like most teams we play, is much bigger than us and I thought we held our own and didn't back down. Not once did I see our girls lower their head or spirit.

"We have played some tough competition this year, only playing other 1A schools in 12 of our 33 matches."

Pleasanton will enter the St. Paul Class 1A-Division I Sub-State Saturday as the No. 4 seed and will face Crest, which is also 12-21, in the first match at 1 p.m. Cedar Vale/Dexter is the top seed with a record of 27-8.

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