Butler County Times Gazette
  • Lady Wildcats go 2-4 at Douglass Invitational

  • El Dorado's volleyball team needed a turnaround moment during its match against Augusta at the Douglass Invitational tournament Saturday.
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  • El Dorado's volleyball team needed a turnaround moment during its match against Augusta at the Douglass Invitational tournament Saturday.
    Augusta was beating the Wildcats pretty handily. The Orioles had scored on four aces, two kills and a block as they built a 15-5 lead in the first set of their match.
    El Dorado couldn't salvage the set, but it improved in all areas as the match progressed and took momentum from the Orioles on way to a 20-25, 26-24, 25-19 win.
    The Wildcats then won their second straight match against Bluestem 25-10, 25-17, but that would be all they'd get.
    El Dorado finished the day 2-4 and took fifth place out of seven teams.
    The Wildcats, however, did something no other team managed.
    They won a set against Garden Plain, one of the top teams in Class 3A that finished the tournament a perfect 6-0.
    Garden Plain topped top-seeded Trinity Academy 25-20, 25-23 in one of the best matches of the day.
    Remingon beat Trinity, Trinity beat Douglass and Douglass beat Remington as all three teams finished with a 4-2 record.
    The Wildcats were 1-2 in three-set matches, the only three of the tournament.
    El Dorado was led by senior Logan Morrow, who was named to the All-Tournament team.
    Against Augusta, Morrow had 13 kills and three blocks.
    In the second set, she hit the winning kill for a 26-24 win after both teams played close throughout the set.
    The Wildcats were behind 16-12 when Morrow hit two kills in a row, one of which was a tap kill in the middle of the Oriole defense.
    With senior setter Baylie Harsh making on-point passes, Morrow had three kills in a 7-0 stretch as El Dorado took a 19-16 lead.
    Other Wildcats got going as Destiny Smith and Emily Harper made some plays on offense both against Augusta and Bluestem.
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