Lady Vikings, ex-Chiefs part of SMSG medal winner

Monday, August 4, 2008
Members of the Show-Me State Games bronze medal-winning MoVal club were (bottom row, from left) Molly Magness, Shelby Wittmeyer, Paula Tieman, (top row) Chelsea Chamberlin, Crystal Kelly, Michelle Aversman, Jessica Caton and Julia Morrow. (Contributed photo)

COLUMBIA -- Two teams made up largely of current and former Missouri Valley College players competed last month in the Women's Open division of the Show-Me State Games at Columbia, one of them winning a bronze medal.

The MoVal squad won three of eight games in its pool during the July 19 meet, taking both sets to beat Bada Bing Bada Bump of Jefferson City, 25-23, 25-20. It also split with Reunited of Columbia, 24-26, 25-21, but lost to the pool's top two teams: Branson, 25-20, 25-15, and the Tigers of Kansas City, 25-17, 25-14.

The MVC group was 1-7 in pool play, with a 25-21, 20-25 split against St. Joseph. It was swept by Girlfriends of Dixon, 25-18, 25-19; Ball Busters of Columbia, 25-20, 25-11, and the Lake Area Ladies of Camdenton, 25-21, 25-22. Bada Bing eliminated MVC in the first bracket match, 25-19, 25-21.

MoVal opened bracket play with a 25-23, 20-25, 15-13 victory over Girlfriends to reach the semifinal round, where it fell to the Tigers, 25-17, 25-18, to finish in third place.

The Tigers went on down Ball Busters, 25-21, 25-19, in the title match.

Among those on the medal-winning MoVal team were two former Santa Fe players -- Valley sophomore Paula Tieman and sophomore Michelle Aversman of Missouri-Kansas City -- MVC alum Molly Magness of Grain Valley and X current Lady Vikings: senior Crystal Kelly of Houston, Texas, senior Jessica Caton of Grain Valley, and freshman Chelsea Chamberlin of Cole Camp.

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  • It would have been nice if it would have been mentioned what sport this was.

    -- Posted by ALM on Tue, Aug 5, 2008, at 10:00 AM
  • Ha ha..good call. The sport is volleyballl.

    -- Posted by aj on Tue, Aug 5, 2008, at 10:50 AM
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