The Bobcat Volleyball team took the court on Saturday in the Bruins Labor Day Classic hoping to repeat their excellent performance of Friday afternoon, where they defeated No. 6 Grand View University. Both games saw the ladies fighting tough battles, but the Bobcats unfortunately were defeated in 5 sets in each match.
Facing Clarke University, the Bobcats won the first set 28-26 but fell in the second and third sets 23-25 and 14-25. Rebounding in the fourth set, they won 25-12, but were unable to capture the win, losing 7-15 in the final set. Leading the Bobcats were: Jamie Reaves – 16 kills, Brandi Stahl – 28 digs, Chloe’ Shepherd – 5 service aces, and Sarah Kreul/Lindsay Boone – 24/23 assists.
The Hastings College match found the two teams trading sets, with C of O falling short in the 5th (20-25, 25-21, 20-25, 25-23, 8-15). Team leaders featured Brandi Stahl with 20 digs, Jamie Reaves and Logan Allen with 12 and 11 kills respectively, and Lindsay Boone with 21 assists.
The Bobcats will head to Missouri Baptist for a match on Wednesday, September 3rd, and a Tri-Match in Springfield this coming weekend with the goal of improving their 1-3 record.