Saturday, October 3, 2015
PCMS Invitational 8th Grade
Pittsburg High School
What an exciting day at Pittsburg Community Middle School. The 8th grade A team played 5 games and only lost one set all day. They played with all their heart.
Game one against Frontenac 25-18, 25-10. Kaydn Matlock and Zoe Pinamonti had great serves and brought in 8 aces together. Sophia and Isabella Pinamonti both had 2 kills. The game was quick, but we had no idea we would play them for the championship later in the day.
Game two against Parsons 25-11, 25-10. As a team we had 12 Aces, 5 kills and one big block from Isabella Pinamonti.
Game three against Lamar 25-15, 25-10. Only 8 aces, but 13 kills and one big block.
Game four versus Joplin, We were the first place team in our pool and played the second place team from the other pool: 25-14, 25-17. Big competition with the Eagles. 11 aces(Faith Turner 2, Sophia Pinamonti 4, Isabella Pinamonti 2, Kaydn Matlock 2) , 10 kills (Kassidy O’Dell 2, Jordan Akins 1, Sophia Pinamonti 1, and Kaydn Matlock 7)and 2 blocks (Sophia PInamonti 1 and Kaydn Motlock 1)
Final game for the CHAMPIONSHIP was against Frontenac.They took us to three sets: 25-23, 18-25 and 15-11. The Dragons fought hard and came out with the win. Only 9 aces in three sets, Faith Turner had 3, Sophia PInamonti had 2, Isabella Pinamonti had 1, Kaydn Matlock had one and Zoe Pinamonti had 2. Our hitting and great defensive coverage helped bring us through the game. We had 16 kills within the 3 sets. Zoe Pinamonti with 3, Sophia Pinamonti with 2, Kassidy O’Dell with 3, Jordan Akins 1, and Kaydn Matlock with 8. Sophia Pinamonti had a big block in the second set.
The entire day was exciting and we are grateful to be able to host a tournament here in Pittsburg.