Pacific volleyball exited the St. Clair Volleyball Classic sooner than they wanted to Saturday.
After sweeping pool play against St. James (6-9), 25-15, 25-14, 25-20, and Orchard Farm (8-11), 25-18, 25-23, 25-11, the Lady Indians captured the top seed in the playoffs and a first round bye. However, that was as far as they went, losing to Summersville (12-11-4) in the semifinals, 23-25, 25-17, 21-25.
Pacific (11-10-3) followed up on the tournament with a win in straight sets at Hazelwood West, 25-15, 25-13.
Grace Smiley and Demi Voyles were each selected to the All-Tournament Team. Smiley recorded 25 kills at the tournament to go along with 31 assists, 14 digs and one block. Voyles posted 15 kills, 31 digs, one assist and one block.
“The loss to Summersville was definitely a disappointment,” Head Coach Steve Goff said. “Unforced errors, especially 13 service errors and inconsistency in serve receive were (our) Achilles’ heel in the match.”
The Lady Indians were bolstered by the return of senior co-captain Megan Doering, who had been sidelined the full season up to that point. Doering returned in a limited capacity Saturday, serving 18-18 for 12 points with two aces. She added seven digs.
In the victory at Hazelwood West Monday, the Lady Indians served a team total of eight aces, three each coming from Genna Nickelson and Maddie King. Smiley had two.
Smiley posted six kills, nine assists and one block.
King contributed nine assists.
Voyles had five kills and one block.
Corynn Boyer led the team with four blocks and one kill.
Kate Taylor and Cassidy Murray recorded four kills each.