VolleyballPictured, Gibault’s Courtney Schutt spikes the ball over the net in the Hawks’ Oct. 3 win over Belleville-West. Click here for photos from the 2013 volleyball season. (Alan Dooley photo)
Monroe County volleyball teams dominated throughout the season, racking up tough conference victories and compiling impressive records.
The Columbia Eagles finished their season with a record of 26-9 and in second place in the Mississippi Conference with a 9-2 conference record. After a first-round bye, the Eagles were defeated in their regional semifinal game.
Gibault made the deepest run into the postseason. The Hawks, 24-9, finished their season one win away from a trip to the super-sectionals.
The Valmeyer Pirates followed up last season’s fourth-place finish in the state tournament, ended their season 24-11, with an undefeated 10-0 record and first-place finish in the Kaskaskia Conference. They had a first round bye, and lost in their regional semifinal game.
The Dupo Tigers were 5-16 on the season and finished in sixth place in the Kaskaskia Conference. They lost in their first round of postseason play, in their regional quarterfinal.
Pick up the Dec. 31 edition of the R-T to view the members of the all-local team.
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