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Jr. Hornettes Wrap Up Busy Week

The Nashville Middle School Jr. Hornettes volleyball team wrapped up a busy week in which they played in three matchups and one tournament. The Jr. Hornettes played against Pinckneyville, Murphy, and Trico before playing in the St. Ann 8th Grade Tournament on Saturday February 18.
The Jr. Hornettes A-Team began the week with a two game loss to Murphy on February 13. The Jr. Hornettes A-Team lost game one 25-9, and game two 25-11. Sami Edwards and Whitley Hunter led the Jr. Hornettes with two aces apiece. Edwards also added two kills in the loss.
The B-team lost to Murphy in two games as well. The B-Team lost 25-18 in game one and 25-8 in game two. Daphne Kollbaum finished with two kills, while Emme Paszkiewicz finished with three aces.
The C-team picked up a win over Murphy. The C-team defeated Murphy 19-10 in game one, and 26-11 in game two. Korbi Rhine finished with nine aces in the win, and Emma Eberhard notched one kill for the Jr. Hornettes.
The A-team was back in action against Pinckneyville on February 14. The Jr. Hornettes lost a close match as Pinckneyville took game one 25-22 and game two 25-20. Paszkiewicz finished with two kills, while Hunter finished with two blocks in the loss.
The B-team defeated Pinckneyville in three games. The Jr. Hornettes defeated Pinckneyville 25-15 in game one, but dropped game two 25-20. The Jr. Hornettes bounced back to beat Pinckneyville 15-7 in game three. Paszkiewicz finished with five aces and Kollbaum finished with two kills in the win.
The C-team also picked up a win over Pinckneyville after beating Pinckneyville 16-15 in game one and 19-14 in game two. Valerie Combs finished with five aces while Eberhard finished with two kills.
The Jr. Hornettes A-team dropped another close match on the road against Trico February 16. The A-team picked up a win in the first game 26-24 over Trico before dropping the final two games of the match. The Jr. Hornettes dropped game two 25-19 and game three 15-12. Edwards finished with seven aces in the loss. Hanah Grzegorek finished with three kills while Hunter finished with three blocks.
The B-team lost to Trico in three games as well. The B-team won the first game 25-21, dropped the second game 25-11, and dropped the third game 15-13. Paszkiewicz finished with four kills, while Hailey Baugh, Jordan Donato, and Brooke Stroud each finished with two aces.
The C-team picked up a win over Trico. Trico won the first game 19-13 before the Jr. Hornettes took the final two games, 20-9 in game two and 18-12 in game three. Jill Kuhl finished with two aces, and Daci Finke and Bailey Newman each had one kill.
In the eighth grade St. Ann Tournament on February 18, the Jr. Hornettes lost their first matchup to St. Bruno 21-10, 21-14. The Jr. Hornettes also lost their second matchup to Okawville 21-10, 23-21. In their third match of the tournament, the Jr. Hornettes split two games with Herrin. The Jr. Hornettes lost the first game 21-16, before winning the second game 21-15. In their fourth matchup, the Jr. Hornettes defeated OBR 21-13, 21-15. The Jr. Hornettes lost their fifth matchup of the tournament to St. Ann 21-15, 21-15. In their final match of the tournament, the Jr. Hornettes split two games with TSJ. The Jr. Hornettes lost game one 21-10, but bounced back to win game two 21-14.

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