Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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October 4, 2013

St. Anthony bests scrappy Shoes 25-17, 25-17

St. Anthony coach Kristie Bailey did not mince words when talking about her team’s play Thursday against rival Teutopolis.

“We were not motivated or interested at all in playing volleyball this evening,” Bailey said. “We were coming off a big win against Altamont (Tuesday), but we had a half day of school today, and they didn’t come mentally prepared for T-Town.”

Fortunately for the Bulldogs, you’d never guess it by the final score.

Despite some lackluster moments, St. Anthony (21-4) kept rolling along with a 25-17, 25-17 sweep.

The Bulldogs got off to quick starts in both games — jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the first set and a 10-3 lead in the second set — only to watch the scrappy Lady Shoes battle back both times.

St. Anthony closed out both sets strong, however, turning a pair of games that seemed destined to come down to the wire into comfortable eight-point victories.

“Fortunately we had some (good) serves and ripped off a few points,” Bailey said. “Then we were able to get back on top and stay on top.”

T-Town enjoyed its only lead of the night, 12-11, after a St. Anthony hitting error in the first game, but the Bulldogs closed out the set on a 13-5 jag with the help of eight Lady Shoes errors and three kills from middle hitter Lauren Wendt.

Wendt got the Bulldogs going early with a pair of stuff blocks and had a strong all-around game with four kills, two blocks and five straight service points to close out the match.

“Lauren gives me 100 percent all the time,” Bailey said. “She’s excited all the time. Everyday is like her first day playing volleyball. She’s wonderful.

“She’s a delight to have on the team and hopefully she’ll be going on to play some place else (in college).”

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