The Lady Vandals were unable to take advantage of their momentum going into the third game of the championship matchup of their tournament on Saturday, taking second place.
The Lady Vandals won the second game of the title bout, 25-12, after being edged in the first game, 27-25, but then lost the deciding game by a 25-12 score.
In that third game, the Lady Vandals lost Katie Tarkington for the season with a knee injury.
Vandalia advanced to the championship game by defeating South Central in two games, 25-22, 25-20; topping East Alton Wood River, 25-15, 25-20; and beating Lebanon, 25-12, 25-18.
South Central finished fourth in the tournament, losing to Greenville in the third-place game.
Lady Vandals stats for the tournament:
Kills-Ally Sasse, 11; Kadi Metzger, 16; Katie Tarkington, 26; Madison Klanke, 14; Johanna Walton, 6; Jalea Pasley, 1.
Blocks-Tarkington, 14; Metzger, 8; Walton, 4; Klanke, 6; Sasse, 2.
Digs-Jessica Booker, 21; Gracie Morrison, 6; Sasse, 6; Klanke, 5.
Assists-Jessica Sullens-103; Madison Click, 76; Metzger, 21.
Aces-Click, 4; Morrison, 3; Booker, 2; Hallie Leigh, 1; Sullens, 1.
Two days before the tournament, the Lady Vandals defeated Hillsboro, 25-10, 25-18.
On Tuesday, the Lady Vandals improved to 11-4 with a 25-23, 25-16 win over Litchfield.
Stats-Metzger, 5 kills; Walton, 4 kills, 2 blocks; Klanke, 4 kills; Sasse, 3 kills; Paslay, 3 kills, 2 blocks; and Sullens, 8 assists.
South Central defeated Dieterich, 25-18-25-21, last Thursday.
Stats – Emily Chapman, 12, points, 5 aces, 10 assists; Maria Brasel, 8 points, 2 aces, 6 kills, 5 assists; Abbey Garrett, 5 kills, 2 blocks; Megan Burleyson, 4 kills.
South Central lost to Stewardson-Strasburg, 18-25, 24-26 on Monday.
Stats-Brsel, 5 kills, 8 assists; Hannah Rubin, 4 kills; Chapman, 6 kills, 7 assists, 7 points; Deidra Schaal, 3 kills, 4 points, 7 digs; Cassidy Sill, 2 kills; Alexis Harpster, 5 points.
St. Elmo/Brownstown fell to Stewardson-Strasburg last Thursday, 25-23, 25-13, 25-17.
Stats-Gabi Moore, 10 kills, 1 ace; Elissa Baron, 3 kills, 2 aces, 1 block; Emily Bone, 4 kills, 1 ace; Sarah Maxey, 1 kill, 2 aces; Katie Kroll, 2 aces; Behl, 2 kills.
SEB lost to Effingham St. Anthony on Monday, 25-27, 18-25.
Stats-Bone, 5 kills, 2 blocks; Brandi Howard, 3 kills, 1 ace; Kroll, 1 kill, 1 block; Moore, 1 kill, 1 block; Baron, 1 block; Tessa Philpot, 1 ace.
For the second time this season, Roxana edged the Lady Vandals, 5-4.
Hannah Blythe and Kiersten Dossett won in singles play on Tuesday, and winners in doubles were the teams of Blythe and Emma Meyer, and Kiersten and Gabby Dossett.
Singles-Blythe won, 6-4, 6-4; Meyer lost, 0-6, 2-6; Courtney Ulmer lost, 1-6, 4-6; G. Dossett lost, 3-6, 4-6; Nicole Wells lost, 4-6, 6-1, 6-10; K. Dossett won, 6-5, 7-6.
Doubles-Blythe/Meyer won, 8-7; Ulmer/Wells lost, 3-8; and K. Dossett/G. Dossett won, 8-2.
The teams of Cassidy Jones/Connie Hans and Ashley Bauer/Lexie Stuckwisch lost in JV doubles play.
On Monday, the Lady Vandals lost to Greenville, 3-6.
Singles-Blythe won, 6-1, 7-5; Meyer lost, 0-6, 0-6; Ulmer lost, 0-6, 1-6; G. Dossett lost, 0-6, 0-6; Wells lost, 0-6, 0-6; and K. Dossett won, 1-6, 6-4, 13-11.
Doubles-Blythe/Meyer won, 10-6; Ulmer/Wells lost, 3-10; G. Dossett/K. Dossett lost, 4-10.
Last Thursday, Vandalia whitewashed East Alton Wood River, 9-0.
Singles-Blythe, 6-0, 6-0; Meyer, 6-2, 6-0; Ulmer, 6-3, 6-1; G. Dossett, 6-1, 6-4; Wells, 6-0, 6-1; K. Dossett, 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.
Doubles-Ulmer/Wells, 8-4; G. Dossett/K. Dossett, 8-1; Jones/Hans, 8-4.
Ashley Bauer lost in JV singles, 1-6.
Vandalia finished third in a triangular match last Thursday at Vandalia Country Club.
Ramsey won the match with a 168 score, followed by Litchfield with a 173 and the Vandals with a 182.
Michael Lay of Ramsey was match medalist with a 38.
Scotty Shulman was low for Vandalia with a 44, followed by Jake Bowen with a 45, Alec Schroeder with a 46 and Nathaniel Weaver with a 47.
Zach Schaal shot a 50 and Kain DuFaux shot a 51.
Last Tuesday, the Vandals finished second in a triangular at Hillsboro.
Hillsboro won with a 172, followed by Vandalia with a 172 and Mt. Olive with a 223.
Richie Well tied for match medalist honors with a 41. Other Vandalia scores: Bowen, 45; Shulman, 45; Schaal, 46, Schroeder, 53; and Alex Cocagne, 55.
On Monday, the Vandals were third in a triangular match at Hillsboro.
Marquette won with a 147, Hillsboro was second with a 174, and Vandalia shot a team total of 189.
Bowen led the Vandals with a 45. Other scores: Schroeder, 47; Shulman, 48; Schaal, 49; Weaver, 54; and DuFaux, 60.
The Vandals recorded their second win of the season on Saturday, defeating Roxana, 3-1.
Craig Spearman, Dalton Waschle and Austin Durbin scored goals for Vandalia. Durbin and Nic Wollerman each had an assist, and Blake Torbeck had 11 saves.
On Friday, the soccer squad lost to Christ Our Rock Lutheran, 3-1, with Waschle scoring the Vandals goal. Durbin had an assist, and Torbeck had 12 saves.
Last Tuesday, Hillsboro defeated Vandalia, 3-0. Torbeck had 10 saves.
Brownstown/St. Elmo and Mulberry Grove had advanced to the championship game of the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament in St. Elmo.
The two teams will square off for the conference tourney title at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Deken Park in St. Elmo.
Brownstown/St. Elmo advanced to the title game with a 2-1 win against Patoka on Tuessday.
Noah Flowers earned the win, striking out 13, giving up only three hits in recording a complete game. Joey Sturgeon took the loss, striking out three, allowing four hits and giving up two walks.
Malachi Maxey led SEB with a double and an RBI, and Drake Hall added the second RBI. Nate Matthews and Cole Horner had the other SEB hits.
Mark Herrin, Jered Cain and Ryan Gramlick had Patoka’s three hits.
Mulberry Grove advanced to the title game by blanking Cowden-Herrick Beecher City, 10-0.
Logan Childress got the win for the Aces.
Patoka and Mulberry Grove will play the third-place game at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday at Deken Park.
Brownstown/St. Elmo defeated Patoka, 14-0, last Thursday.
Hall, 4-1 on the year, got the win, striking out eight and allowing just two hits.
Elijah Austin, Maxey, Flowers, Lewis Brown and Landon Feezel each had two hits for SEB, with Maxey driving in three runs and Brown having two RBIs.
Klayton Kroll and Hall each contributed one hit.
Herrin and Bailey O’Brien had Patoka’s hits.
On Friday, BSE defeated Ramsey, 11-1, with Lewis Brown recording the win on a five-hitter.
Flowers and Hall each had two hits for BSE, and Feezel and Maxey each added one.
Brown struck out seven and walked one in recording the win.
Waylon Davis took the loss for Ramsey, giving up six hits while striking out three and walking four.
South Central defeated Webber Township, 4-0, on Saturday.
Gavin Ratermann picked up the win, giving up four hits and two walks while striking out seven over six innings. Dylen Peters pitched the second, giving up one hit and striking out one.
Dylan Smith was 1-for-4, his lone hit being a two-run homer in the fifth. Ratermann doubled and drove in a run, and Peters and Dre Hill each had one hit.