Uptegrove leads Stover past Windsor


By Jason Strickland - [email protected]



Jodie Hamilton keeps a Stover hit from reaching Windsor’s side during Tuesday’s match.


Mallory Uptegrove spikes the ball during Tuesday’s match at Windsor. Uptegrove had 18 kills.


By Jason Strickland

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Jodie Hamilton keeps a Stover hit from reaching Windsor’s side during Tuesday’s match.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_SECONDARY-ART-HAMILTON-BLOCK.jpgJodie Hamilton keeps a Stover hit from reaching Windsor’s side during Tuesday’s match.

Mallory Uptegrove spikes the ball during Tuesday’s match at Windsor. Uptegrove had 18 kills.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_LEAD-ART-UPTEGROVE-SPIKE.jpgMallory Uptegrove spikes the ball during Tuesday’s match at Windsor. Uptegrove had 18 kills.

WINDSOR — The Lady Greyhounds got five blocks from Jodie Hamilton on senior night Tuesday, but Stover’s hitting prevailed in a 25-16, 25-13 win for the Lady Bulldogs.

Mallory Uptegrove and Hamilton showed their presence at the net. Uptegrove got Stover’s offense going with 18 kills and added eight digs and three blocks on the defensive side.

“She did well (Tuesday),” said Stover coach Carrie Hewett. “She had quite a few off-speed shots. … I think the long weekend got her a little tired but she did fine.”

Hamilton’s first block of the night stopped Stover’s 4-0 run to start the match.

“Blocking is her specialty,” said Windsor coach Penny Williams. “That’s what I expect from her.”

Windsor got down 8-2, but was able to get within one when senior Danielle Craig got back-to-back aces to make it 13-11 and 13-12.

But Stover then went on a 6-0 run.

An Ashley Schroder kill got it started and Uptegrove then got two straight kills. An Uptegrove kill capped it off to give Stover a 19-12 lead. Schroder ended up with six kills.

Windsor later got within 20-16 with an ace, but Stover ended the first set with five unanswered points that were capped off by an Uptegrove block.

Stover led 3-0 in the second set, but Windsor once again came back and took a 4-3 lead.

Madison’s ace tied it up and Stover hit it into the net, making it 4-3 Windsor.

Stover answered with an 8-0 run and ended the match on a 4-0 run, capped off by two Uptegrove kills.

“We need to talk more and move faster,” Williams said.

Lacey Buck had 23 assists. Aliyah Mitchell had 13 digs. Taylor Beckmann added 12 digs.

Stover hosts Cole Camp on Thursday.

“It’ll be a big one,” Hewett said. “I’m looking forward to it.”

Windsor will be at Sacred Heart on Thursday.

Jason Strickland can be reached at 660-530-0147 or on Twitter @J_Strick_Sports.

Sedalia Democrat

Jason Strickland can be reached at 660-530-0147 or on Twitter @J_Strick_Sports.

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