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Lady Indians sweep past West Frankfort

  • Du Quoin's Meryn Gross digs the ball in Tuesday's match against West Frankfort.

    Du Quoin's Meryn Gross digs the ball in Tuesday's match against West Frankfort.
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  • Lauren Cravens spikes the ball Tuesday.

    Lauren Cravens spikes the ball Tuesday.
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  • Elizabeth Bird leaps for a spike Tuesday night.

    Elizabeth Bird leaps for a spike Tuesday night.
    Doug Daniels / DuQuoinSports.com

 
Posted on 8/29/2018, 2:22 AM

DU QUOIN -- Elizabeth Bird and Haley Williams both had six kills as the Du Quoin High School volleyball team swept West Frankfort 25-11, 25-22 in the home opener Tuesday night.

Du Quoin improved to 4-2 with the victory after going 3-2 on Saturday at the SIRR Conference Preview Tournament.

Meryn Gross had 17 assists, four kills and two aces, while Katie Smith had seven digs and Delaynie Dearmond had four kills for the Lady Indians.

Lauren Cravens chipped in two kills and an ace and Morgan Bullar had two aces.

Du Quoin's JV also won 25-11, 25-7 and the freshmen made it a sweep with a 25-6, 25-11 win.

Du Quoin plays in its own eight-team tournament Saturday starting at 9 a.m.

The Lady Indians will be in Pool A, which plays in the auxiliary gym, along with Goreville, Wayne City and Christopher. The other pool featuring Sparta, Herrin, Elverado and Okawville will play in Anders Gym.

After each team plays its three pool play matches, the tournament shifts to Gold and Silver bracket play in each gym for eight more total matches.

The championship is scheduled for 6 p.m.