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Red Bud ends Valmeyer’s win streak

By on September 27, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Pictured is the 2012 Red Bud volleyball team. Front row, from left, Maria Miller, Jessica Otten, Ali Ringering, Sam Lee, and Kalli Hentis. Back row, from left, coach Erin Legendre, Becky Koopman, Sierra Busch, Cassidy Melliere, Alyssa Becker, Mackenzie Dilley, and Brandy Reinhardt. (submitted photo)

The Red Bud High School volleyball team put Valmeyer’s 12-game win streak to an end Wednesday night.

The Musketeers (12-7-1) defeated Valmeyer (15-3), 25-19 and 25-21.

Red Bud came into Wednesday’s match after dropping a three-game contest to Breese Central in a heartbreaking loss the day before.

“I am proud of our team and their strong performance so far this year,” Red Bud volleyball coach Erin Legendre said. “Coming off a marathon game against Breese Central, Valmeyer was a tough opponent. But our scrappy defense and quick offense helped us to edge them out in the end.”

Red Bud’s Brandy Reinhart led the team with six digs and five kills, while Ali Ringering had 11 total assists on the night. Cassidy Melliere also led the Musketeers with an impressive 17 serve receives.

Meanwhile, Valmeyer did not have its best outing, according to assistant coach Karla Bivins.

“I guess a week off between matches ended up being the wrong thing instead of a good thing last night,” she said. “Or maybe it was a case of ‘all good things must end.'”

The Pirates had 14 hitting errors in Wednesday’s match. Valmeyer’s only stat leader without an error against Red Bud was Paige Whipple, who charted 12 kills and six blocks against the Musketeers.

Valmeyer’s next match is at home on Monday, followed by the Volley for the Cure match against New Athens.

Tonight, Red Bud travels to Trenton Wesclin and will return home next Tuesday against Columbia. Earlier in the season, the Musketeers tied with Columbia, who is currently 22-0-1. Columbia has only lost three games out of those 23 matches, so far this season, with one of those losses coming from Red Bud.

“This season, our ultimate goal is to keep getting stronger in preparation for the post season,” Legendre said. “I feel that we can be a real contender if we keep playing aggressive and working together as a team.”


Teryn Schaefer

Teryn was born and raised in Waterloo, growing up watching local sports and Mon-Clair baseball. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School and loves cheering on her Tigers any chance she gets.