The Albers/Damiansivlle eighth-grade volleyball team beat Carlyle 25-19, 25-21. Carlyle dropped to 8-8-1 overall and 7-6 in the Clinton County Conference.
Albers/Damiansville led 8-3 in the opening set after two straight Riley Rolves service points. The Cougars extended their lead to six points at 12-6. Carlyle got within 12-8 following a Kyra Beckemeyer service point. Albers/Damiansville led 14-9 before Carlyle went on a 3-0 run to get within 14-12 following two straight Addison Gansauer service points. Albers/Damiansville scored three straight points to take a 17-12 lead following two straight Aliya Henss service points. Carlyle scored four straight points to get within 17-16 following three straight Abby Steinkamp service points. Albers/Damiansville scored three straight points to take a 20-16 lead following two Riley Rolves service points. Carlyle got within 20-18 on a Meghan Edwards kill. Albers/Damiansville went up 22-18 following a Chloe Engelamnn service point. Carlyle got within 22-19. Albers/Damiansville scored the final three points and won the set on two straight Ellee Bergeld service points.
Carlyle had an 8-7 lead in the second set following three straight Riley Terry service points. Albers/Damiansville went on a 5-0 run to take a 12-8 lead following four straight Ellee Bergeld service points. Carlyle scored three straight points to get within 12-11 following two straight Abby Steinkamp service points. The Cougars led 15-14 before going on a 4-0 run to take a 19-14 lead following three straight Aliya Henss service points. Carlyle went on a 5-1 run to get within 20-19 after three straight Maddy Rae Schomaker service points. With Albers/Damiansville leading 21-20, the Cougars scored two straight points to take a 23-20 lead. Leading 23-21, Albers/Damiansville scored two straight points and won the match on a Abie Huber service point.
The Clinton County Conference Tournament begins on Monday at Central. Carlyle has the No. 7 seed and plays No. 10 seed Lebanon at 5 p.m. The winner of that match plays No. 2 seed Bartelso at 5:50 p.m. Albers/Damiansville has the No. 4 seed and plays No. 5 seed Aviston at 5:50 p.m.