The Vandalia seventh-grade volleyball team opened its season by finishing seventh at the Edwardsville Lincoln Tournament on Saturday.
Vandalia was 0-3 in pool play, but defeated Southwestern in the seventh-place match, 19-25, 25-21, 15-10.
Its opponents in pool play were:
•Edwardsville Liberty: 16-25, 22-25
•St. Norbert: 15-25, 13-25
•Lovejoy: 13-25, 21-25
Mindy Ritchey paced the Vandals with 25 service points and six service aces. Faye Etcheson had nine service points and five service aces.