Russellville wins district opener

Russellville's Kaley Payne (8) sets the ball as Kennedy Volkart (10) goes in for the kill during the district match against Eugene Monday.

Russellville's Kaley Payne (8) sets the ball as Kennedy Volkart (10) goes in for the kill during the district match against Eugene Monday. Photo by April Arnett.

The Russellville High School varsity volleyball team faced Eugene in the first round of the Class 2 District 7 Volleyball Tournament Monday at Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, where the Lady Indians, 10-13-3 and seeded third, defeated the Lady Eagles, the sixth seed, 25-19, 25-16.

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Kennedy Volkart (10) serves for Russellville during the first game of the Lady Indians' opening match against Eugene Monday, Oct. 24, at the Class 2 District 7 Volleyball Tournament at Blair Oaks High School. In front of Volkart is Kim Hobbs (12). Russellville defeated Eugene to advance to semifinals Tuesday, Oct. 25.

"We did a lot of good things and every now and then just looked tired, but we pulled off the win and that's what matters," Russellville Coach Ashley Karle said. "There were quite a few volleys where we were very scrappy, which is something we've come a long way on since the beginning of the season. It's fun to watch the girls play like that."

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The Lady Indians head back onto the court after a time-out with Russellville Coach Ashley Karle, center, during the district opener at Blair Oaks High School Monday.

Kennedy Volkart led the Lady Indians with four blocks, six kills and five digs. Kaley Payne had nine assists and four digs.

For more of this story check out the Oct. 26 issue of the California Democrat.

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