In their first-ever trip to the Class 2 state volleyball tournament, Summit Christian Academy came home with a third-place finish.
It was a hard-fought battle for the Eagles though, as Summit Christian Academy defeated Fair Grove 17-25, 25-22 and 25-21 Nov. 9 at Show-Me Center, Cape Girardeau.
“Our season overall was a huge blessing from all the wins and state Final Four to all the support and experience,” Summit Christian Academy head coach Mikki Shearer said. “(I am) appreciative to have been the coach during this year, for such a time as this.”
Keeli Shearer had eight kills, 11 assists, 11 digs and one block. Madison Miller had seven kills and one block, Elizabeth Stratton had three kills and one block, Alyssa Koeller had six kills, one assist and two digs and Madyson Harmon had four kills.
Savvy Hughes had six kills, 21 assists, nine digs and one block, Belle Schooley had one kill and two digs, Leah Nigh had 34 digs and Hannah Glidewell had six digs.
“The girls came out with some struggles Friday during pool play, however, they came back out on Saturday with discipline and finished stronger than they started,” Shearer said.
In the round robin tournament, Summit Christian Academy lost to St. Pius X (Festus)18-25 and 10-25.
Shearer had four kills, three assists and nine digs. Madison Miller had one assist and one block and Koeller had three kills and three digs. Harmon had one kill and eight digs, Hughes had two kills, 12 assists and two digs, Nigh had two kills and 11 digs, Nigh had two kills and 11 digs and Glidewell had five digs.
The Eagles lost to Herman 22-25 and 13-25 in the round robin tournament.
Shearer had two kills, seven assists and four digs. Nigh had 15 digs, Koeller had one kill, Harmon had three kills, seven digs and two blocks, Hughes had three kills, three assists, 10 digs and one block, Miller had two kills, two digs and two blocks and Glidewell had five digs.
Summit Christian Academy split Fair Grove 28-26 and 20-25.
The Eagles end the season with a record of 22-10-4.