Bullpups Finish Fourth at Eighth-Grade VB State


Published on March 18 2019 7:23 am
Last Updated on March 18 2019 10:43 am
Written by Millie Lange

Members of the fourth place Effingham St. Anthony High School volleyball team are, first row, left to right, Kenzie Kabbes, Emma Tingley, Maddie Kibler, Ally Repking, Emma Ashton, Laura Schmidt and Rilie Willenborg. Second row, left to right, Assistant Coach Marcy Mills, Lucy Fearday, Sophia Seagle, Lauren Schwing, Taylor Quandt, Anna Faber, Lizzie Gonzalez, Ashley Dorris, Anna Niemeyer and Coach Cathy Wenthe.

AUBURN -- Effingham St. Anthony captured fourth place at the Class 8-2A State Volleyball Tournament during the weekend.

The Bullpups opened with a three-set victory over Peoria Heights St. Thomas. St. Thomas claimed the first set, 25-16. St. Anthony came back with 25-23 and 25-21 wins for the match.

In other first round matches, Mendon Unity downed Lexington, 25-16, 25-21; Mount Pulaski won ovr Raymond Lincolnwood, 27-25, 25-17 and Kewanee Wethersfield downed Gardner, 25-23, 25-13.

In the semifinals, St. Anthony fell to Kewanee Wethersfield, 25-14, 25-21. In the other match, Mount Pulaski won over Mendon Unity, 25-22, 19-25, 25-21.

In the third place contest, Mendon Unity had to go three sets to beat the Bullpups.

St. Anthony won the opener, 25-16 but Mendon Unity came back with 25-7, 25-12 scores for the match.

In the championshp match, Mount Pulaski downed Kewanee Wethersfield, 25-15, 19-25, 25-15.

St. Anthony finished the season with an 18-10 record and a fourth place finish.

Class 8-2A State Tournament

Match One

St. Anthony -- Seagle, 8 points; Faber, 5 points; Fearday, 5 points; Schwing, 8 points

Match Two

St. Anthony -- Seagle, 4 points; Faber, 2 points; Quandt, 1 point; Schwing, 2 aces, 5 points; Kibler, 2 points

Third Place Match

St. Anthony -- Seagle, 1 ace; Faber, 5 points; Ashton, 2 points; Quandt, 5 points; Schwing, 3 points; Kibler, 1 point; Repking, 2 points