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Eagles finish second in home tourney

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown's volleyball team finished in second place at its annual home volleyball tournament Saturday, winning all four matches in pool play before falling to Frontenac in the final.

"We played very well throughout pool play," Uniontown Head Coach Jackie Hall said. "We really wanted to have a chance at Frontenac. They have a great program, and it seems when we play them, it is always a good match. We put ourselves in the position to make that happen."

The Eagles (22-6) opened the day with a sweep of Olathe Metro Academy, 25-5-, 25-8. Abby Dixon went 14 for 14 in attack changes while picking up 7 kills for Uniontown while Brit Stokes handed out 14 assists. Lauren Rockhold served 4 aces during a 14-point run.

The Eagles swept Marmaton Valley, 25-12, 25-16. Hayden Rathbun was 12 of 12 in attack with 5 kills. Stokes had 16 assists.

Uniontown swept Pleasanton, 25-9, 25-11. Hannah Travis had 3 kills and Stokes dished 16 assists.

In the final pool match, the Eagles swept Riverton, 28-26, 25-17. Travis had 10 blocks and Stokes had 16 more assists.

Frontenac also won every match in its pool. The Raiders swept Northeast, 25-7, 25-5; Yates Center, 25-11, 25-15; Southern Coffey County, 25-23, 25-11; and Crest, 25-11, 25-9. Yates Center was the runner-up in Frontenac's pool while Marmaton Valley finished second in the other pool. In a battle of Wildcats, Yates Center took the third-place match, 23-25, 25-12, 27-25.

In the championship match, Frontenac took a 25-19, 27-25 win over Uniontown. Rathbun had 5 kills for the Eagles. Stokes dished 13 assists. Travis had 9 blocks and Emily Shinn had 8.

"Frontenac's offense was much quicker than what we are accustomed to seeing," Hall said. "And their team is very athletic, but we certainly stayed with them. We had trouble getting our blocks up and out quickly, and covering our hitters. They blocked us well, a situation we haven't seen ourselves in, but we know we have to correct if we want to go into post-season play."

The Eagles will have a full week of rest before going to the Central Heights Tournament Saturday.

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