Central Lady Rebels Use Polarizing Rallies to Beat Defending State Champs Jefferson Lady Blue Jays in Straight Sets

(Park Hills, MO) The Central Lady Rebels handle defending Class 2 State Champions, Jefferson Lady Blue Jays in straight sets 25-14, 25-16, 25-17 at the TJ Foulon Fieldhouse on Tuesday.

Outside hitters Madison Dunn, and Avery Johnson led the Central attack along with the defensive effort from Blair Sitton in the middle stifling the Jefferson offense. Lady Rebel Head Coach, Olivia Casey, says her outside hitters can be a dynamic duo for opposing defenders.

Central separated from Jefferson in the first set via a 9-1 run to lead 15-7 midway through the set after the first 12 combined points featured 4 ties. In set 2, the Lady Rebels erupted for 9 of the first 11 points to carry that momentum from the first set into the second.

The Lady Rebels trailed at just one point in the entire match, when Jefferson opened Set 3 with a 1-0 lead. Central tied and overtook the Lady Blue Jays on the next two points and didn’t trail again. The third set featured 3 ties at 1-1, 2-2, and 3-3. Again, an early rally sank the Lady Blue Jays as the Lady Rebels rattled off 10 of the next 13 points to draw a timeout by Jefferson Head Coach, Tara Fish.

Central’s Coach, Olivia Casey hopes the style of play Tuesday can define her squad for the rest of the season.

Central improves to 14-3 and will begin MAAA Regular Season Conference Play on Thursday in Ste. Genevieve against the Dragons in a Broadcast match on KFMO. Jefferson falls to 12-5-1 and are at Arcadia Valley Thursday.


Other Volleyball scores from Tuesday:

North County def. Arcadia Valley 25-23, 16-25, 14-25, 25-19, 15-11

Saxony Lutheran def. Ste. Genevieve 25-21, 25-21, 25-21

Farmington def. Seckman 25-17, 25-6, 25-20

Kingston def. Steelville 25-17, 25-17, 25-17

Valle Catholic def. Fredericktown 25-17, 25-15, 25-18

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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
^ - denotes live video
+ - denotes game on KFMOsportsPlus
* - denotes game on B104.3