Central Lady Rebels Capture First Conference In-Season Title Since 2019, Top Farmington Knights in Four Sets

(Farmington, MO) The Central Lady Rebels answer a first set loss with 3 straight to beat the Farmington Knights 12-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-23 to win their sixth straight.

The Knights began the opening set on a 6-2 run that drew Central’s first timeout. Farmington led 7-6 after Central scored 4 straight out of the huddle. But the Knights exploded for 14 of the next 15 points extending the lead to 21-7 before the Lady Rebels used their final timeout.

The second set featured seven total ties and 4 lead changes. Central took an early lead at 11-7 with a 5-0 spurt, however Farmington had the answer with a 5-0 rally of their own to retake the lead 12-11. Central rattled off the next four points and led 15-12.

The Knights tied the second set for the final time at 16-16 before Central used a 4-0 to take a lead and hang on the rest of the set.

Central and Farmington went back and forth in the third set through the first six total points, and the Lady Rebels answered a 4-1 Farmington run with 6 straight to lead 10-7. But the Knights, again, fought back later to tie and take the lead 14-13.

At that point, teams would swap turns overtaking the other, and the match was tied at 14-14, 15-15, 16-16, 17-17, and finally 18-18. Central closed the set scoring seven of the final 10.

The closing set began the same as the third. Tied at each point through the six total points. Farmington led in the fourth set by at least three points at 6-3, 8-5, and 10-7 before extending that advantage to five points at 14-9, 15-10, then 16-11 drawing a Central time out.

The Lady Rebels used two 4-1 runs to sandwich a Farmington timeout, and tied the Knights 19-19. Central used a brief 4-point rally, then held off a Farmington 3-0 spurt, and closed out the final set.

Central Head Coach, Olivia Casey, says the team adjusted well after the first set.

Farmington Head Coach, Haley Baker, says they expect to see the Lady Rebels in the Conference Tournament.

Central improves to 19-3 and 4-0 in league play. With the win, and Potosi loss to Ste. Genevieve, the Lady Rebels are the Regular Season Conference Champions in the MAAA Large School Conference. Central hosts Potosi on Thursday on KFMO with the top seed in the MAAA Conference Tournament, potentially, on the line.

Farmington falls to 15-13 and 2-2 in the Conference. The Knights wrap up league play at North County Thursday night.


Other Volleyball scores from Tuesday:

MAAA Conference Standings (click here)

Ste. Genevieve def. Potosi 22-25, 25-20, 12-25, 25-18, 15-10

Fredericktown def. North County 25-14, 25-22, 25-12

Valle Catholic def. Arcadia Valley 25-18, 25-15, 25-20

West County def. Kingston 25-12, 25-18, 25-8

Bismarck def. Valley Caledonia 25-12, 17-25, 25-15, 26-24

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Tuesday - Final
Arcadia Valley65
Class 3 State Tournament, Semifinal
Saturday (KFMO) - Final
Blair Oaks43
Class 2 State Tournament, Semifinal
Saturday - Final
Fair Grove26
Valle Catholic51
Class 4 State Tournament, Semifinal
Saturday - Final
Lutheran North12
9th Fredericktown Tournament, Pool Play
Tuesday (KFMO) - Final
34th Valley Caledonia Tournament, Quarterfinal
Tuesday - Final
1-South Iron61
34th Valley Caledonia Tournament, Quarterfinal
Tuesday - Final
7-Valley Caledonia16
34th Valley Caledonia Tournament, Quarterfinal
Tuesday - Final
3-West County64
34th Valley Caledonia Tournament, Quarterfinal
Tuesday - Final
5-St. Paul29
Tuesday - Final
Valle Catholic36
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Broadcast Schedule

Wednesday, November 29:
4:30p, WBB: Mineral Area @ John A. Logan
6:30p, BBB, Valley Tourn Semis: 1-King vs 4-Bunk
8:30p, BBB, Valley Tourn Semis: 2-Valley vs 3-Bis
Thursday, November 30:
5:30p, BBB, FCNB Bank-It Semis: 1-Pot vs 5-CapCity
7:30p, BBB, FCNB Bank-It Semis: 2-Farm vs 6-Cuba
Friday, December 1:
10:30a, FB, Class 3 Final: Central vs Seneca
6:30p, BBB, Valley Tourn 3rd Place: TBD vs TBD
8:30p, BBB, Valley Tourn Final: TBD vs TBD
Saturday, December 2:
2:30p, FB, Class 2 Final: Valle Cath vs Lamar
6:30p, GBB, Valley Tourn 3rd Place: TBD vs TBD
8:30p, GBB, Valley Tourn Final: TBD vs TBD
Sunday, December 3:
6:00p, NFL, Wk 13: Kansas City @ Green Bay
Monday, December 4:
7:00p, BBB: Kingston @ Fredericktown^
8:30p, NHL: St. Louis @ Vegas*
Tuesday, December 5:
7:00p, GBB: Potosi @ West County^
Wednesday, December 6:
4:30p, WBB: Southwestern IL @ Mineral Area
7:30p, NHL: Vegas @ St. Louis*
7:00p, GBB: Cape Central @ Farmington^
Thursday, December 7:
7:00p, GBB: Arcadia Valley @ Potosi
Friday, December 8:
5:30p, NHL: St. Louis @ Columbus
7:00p, BBB: Valle Catholic @ Ste. Genevieve^
Saturday, December 9:
6:30p, NHL: St. Louis @ Chicago*
Sunday, December 10:
2:00p, NFL, Wk 14: Buffalo @ Kansas City
Monday, December 11:
7:00p, GBB: North County @ Central^
Tuesday, December 12:
6:00p, NHL: Detroit @ St. Louis*
7:00p, BBB: Cape Notre Dame @ Central^
Wednesday, December 13:
7:00p, BBB: West County @ Steelville
Thursday, December 14:
6:30p, NHL: Ottawa @ St. Louis*
7:00p, GBB: West County @ Fredericktown^
Friday, December 15:
7:00p, BBB: Fredericktown @ Valle Catholic^
Saturday, December 16:
9:30a, GBB: West County vs Festus
11:30a, BBB: West County vs Potosi
1:00p, GBB: Central vs Helias Catholic
2:30p, BBB: Farmington vs Fox
4:00p, BBB: North County vs DeSoto
5:30p, WBB: Dyersburg St @ Mineral Area
6:30p, NHL: Dallas @ St. Louis*
7:30p, MBB: Dyersburg St @ Mineral Area
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