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Head coach Randi Tyler leads the Eutectic volleyball team.

Head coach Randi Tyler begins preseason training for the Eutectic volleyball team two weeks before classes begin in August. The match schedule consists of two to three matches per week with the majority of travel on weekends. The team’s season ends in November with the KIAC Tournament.

Highlights of the season include an annual volleyball tailgate and pep rally.

Eutectics Get to Semi-Finals of KIAC Tourney; LaBoube Named All-Conference


Record:

15-21

Home:

8-13

Away:

2-5

Neutral:

5-3

KIAC:

7-7


Kaitlyn LaBoube sets Kelly Plach
Kaitlyn LaBoube sets Kelly Plach.
Photo by Debbie LaBoube

Last year, the Eutectics celebrated their first-ever victory in the conference tournament in the first round. This year, the Euts made history again by winning the first round and the quarterfinals, advancing to the semifinals of the tournament for the first time ever. It was a fitting way for the Eutectics to say goodbye to the KIAC as they move to the American Midwest Conference (AMC) next fall.

On Nov. 15, the Eutectics, who opened the tournament as the seventh seed, defeated 10th seed Midway College on its home court in the first round of the tournament, 25-18, 25-22, 25-12. Second-year outside hitter Alyssa Hitpas led the team with 11 kills and two aces during the match. Third-year setter Kaitlyn LaBoube collected 28 assists and combined with third-year middle blocker Kelsey Toler for five blocks. Second-year libero Mallory Mensing led the team with 16 digs.

Having won the opening round match, the Euts advanced to the quarterfinals later in the day against second-ranked Indiana University-East. It was here that the Eutectics pulled off a huge upset, winning decisively with scores of 25-16, 25-22, 25-14. First-year defensive specialist Shelby Gibson served up eight aces in the match. First-year outside hitter Ashley Walter had eight kills for the Euts, while LaBoube set up 23 assists and Mensing dug 12 attacks.

The Euts could not come up with another upset in the semifinals, losing 25-19, 25-11, 25-20, to third-ranked Indiana University-Southeast. Hitpas led the Euts with six kills and 18 digs.

The Eutectics finished their final season in the KIAC in fourth place – the highest conference finish in STLCOP volleyball history. LaBoube, who broke the STLCOP record for career assists this year and averaged 8.2 assists per set this season, was named to the All-Conference 2nd Team. She is the first STLCOP volleyball player to be named All-Conference since 2009. The Eutectic team finished the season with a 15-21 record – STLCOP’s best record in nine years.

11.2.13 Euts Suffer Two Losses in the Pillbox
10.28.13
Eutectics Improve Record; LaBoube Named to All-Tourney Team
10.9.13
Eutectics Defeat Beavers
10.6.13
Euts Split KIAC Tri-Match
10.2.13
Euts Defeat Harris Stowe, Lose to Missouri Baptist
9.30.13
LaBoube Breaks STLCOP Record
09.25.13
Euts Go 3-3; Hitpas Named to All-Tournament Team
09.25.13
Eutectics Lead KIAC in Service Aces
09.11.13
Euts Split with KIAC Teams, Lose to LUB
09.4.13
Euts Enjoy First Win of 2013
08.29.13
Euts Fight Hard and Come Up Short
08.19.13
2013 Team Boasts Numbers
04.07.13
Plach Named NAIA Daktronics All-America Scholar-Athlete
11.09.12
Eutectics Advance to Second Round of KIAC Tourney 
11.08.12
Eutectics Head to Conference Tournament
11.01.12
Volleyball Team Finds Success
10.30.12
Euts Fall to Linx in Second Meeting of the Season 

 
 
 

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