Herald Staff Report
MENDOTA, Ill. —
Fulton beat Coal City 25-13, 26-24 on Saturday to claim third place at the Mendota volleyball tournament.
The Steamers won five of six games in pool play to finish first. They then lost 25-10, 25-13 to Orion in the semifinals.
Morgan Wierema led Fulton (11-14-1) with 21 kills and nine blocks, while Rachael Beiermann had a team-high 37 assists, Amy Knight served 10 aces and Kylie Kennedy recorded 46 digs to along with 17 kills.
Erie wins title
LANARK, Ill. — Erie finished 5-0 on Saturday to win the title of the inaugural Linda Ludwig Memorial Tournament hosted by Eastland.
The Cardinals defeated Eastland, the Eastland junior varsity, the Galena junior varsity, Sterling Newman and East Moline United Township in the round-robin format.
Erie handed runner-up Eastland its only loss with a 27-25, 25-23 victory in the second round. Sterling Newman went 3-2 to place third. Eastland is the second seed for the Illinois Class 1A regional that will be hosted by top-seeded Erie.
Pool play — Fulton lost to Lexington 25-20 and def. Lexington 25-11; Fulton def. Streator 25-20, 25-17; Fulton def. Mendota 27-25, 25-19.
Semifinals — Orion def. Fulton 25-10, 25-13.
Third place — Fulton def. Coal City 25-13, 26-24.
Fulton individual statistics
Kills — Morgan Wierema 21, Kylie Kennedy 17, Chelsea Lesniewski 16, Rachael Beiermann 14. Assists — Beiermann 27, Olivia Edfors 33. Ace serves — Amy Knight 10, Lesniewski 7, Ann Renkes 6, Beiermann 4, Kennedy 4. Blocks — Wierema 9, Renkes 5, Kennedy 3. Digs — Kennedy 46, Beiermann 39, Lesniewski 36, Katherine Wayne 27, Morgan Snyder 21.