DECATUR — Mount Pulaski got a passing grade from coach Donna Dulle Tuesday.
The Hilltoppers moved the ball around better than they had in the previous four games to pick up a 25-20, 25-21 road win at St. Teresa.
Isabella Wade distributed the ball effectively, tallying up 21 assists and Abigail Fitzpatrick and Skylar Hayes put down eight kills apiece for Mount Pulaski (4-1).
"I thought we passed better, and that's where we generated more offense," Dulle said. "I thought Abigail Fitzpatrick played all-around very, very well. Savanah More did a great job defensively for us (15 digs)."
Mount Pulaski hosts its annual tournament beginning Friday.
Meridian needs all three
MERIDIAN -- Let the long week continue.
Meridian played its second of three matches this week before traveling to the Charleston Tournament Saturday.
The Hawks (4-2) needed all three sets to defeat Springfield Calvary 25-12, 21-25, 25-21 Tuesday.
Kaity Landrus led the Hawks with eight kills, Giorgia Iannone had five aces and Kaelee Stockton doled out 15 assists to pace the team.
"As you can see from the scores, we played a little flat," Meridian coach Tony Holly said. "We have a long week with three matches and a tournament this weekend and we have to get a little more serious more quickly."
The defense of Iannone and her 27 digs were enough to bail the Hawks out of any trouble on offense.
"We had good defense tonight, but some of our offense struggles to work," Holly said. "The girls know they can do better, but I'm happy with the win."
Bulldogs bounce Pana
PANA — Through eight games, Edgar Onate and Luichi Caceres have been on fire.
The St. Teresa duo each scored three goals in Tuesday's 10-0 non-conference road game.
Though St. Teresa trounced Pana, it was the patience that coach Tom Cantwell was impressed with.
"Overall, our boys did a great job at possessing the ball and being patient in our attack," Cantwell said. "We waited for little windows of opportunity to exploit."
Freshman Christian Stoner added two assists for the Bulldogs.
"Edgar Onate and Luichi Caceres have been phenomenal through eight games, and freshman Christian Stoner got a little more involved today in the attack, which helped predicate our success today," Cantwell said.