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 Begin Conference Play

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The Eutectics take a timeout.
Photo by Briana Hepfinger.

After a four-set win over the Fontbonne University Griffins (25-21, 22-25, 25-15, 25-14) on Thursday, Sept. 10, the Eutectics played their first conference matches of the season, beginning with national champion contender Columbia College. The Cougars, currently ranked seventh in the nation, disposed of the Eutectics quickly in Columbia’s Southwell Complex with set scores of 25-11, 25-8, 25-10. Eutectic setter Kaitlyn LaBoube was limited to 13 assists, while outside hitters Alyssa Hitpas and Katie Krajczar claimed six kills apiece.

Two days later, the Euts returned to Columbia to take on the Stephens College Stars, where they suffered a four-set loss, 25-23, 25-13, 22-25, 26-24. LaBoube had 31 assists, three aces, and 16 digs for the Euts, while Hitpas notched 18 kills, and middle blockers Kelsey Toler and Bethany Meyer tallied three blocks each.

At 0-2 in conference play, the Eutectics hosted Harris Stowe State University on Tuesday, Sept. 23, finding their first AMC win, 25-18, 24-26, 25-18, 25-18. Toler hit at 21% against the scrappy Hornets, claiming 10 kills and collecting four blocks. LaBoube put up 37 assists and 16 digs, while libero Mallory Mensing racked up 23 digs.

To close out the week, the Euts hosted nationally ranked Missouri Baptist University on Thursday, Sept. 25. The STLCOP team took one set off the Spartans, but wound up with a 3-1 loss (25-17, 25-13, 22-25, 25-15). Toler had nine kills, averaging 33%, LaBoube had 23 assists, and Mensing picked up 16 digs.

 The Eutectics are now 5-4 overall and 1-3 in the AMC. This week the conference competition continues with matches at William Woods University in Fulton on Tuesday, Sept. 30, and nationally-ranked Park University in Parkville on Thursday, Oct. 2.     

Euts Break Kaskaskia Streak; LaBoube Breaks Record
Euts Claim First Win of 2014
Euts Fall to Red Lions in Home Opener
Eutectics Get to Semi-Finals of KIAC Tourney; LaBoube Named All-Conference
Euts Suffer Two Losses in the Pillbox
Eutectics Improve Record; LaBoube Named to All-Tourney Team
Eutectics Defeat Beavers
Euts Split KIAC Tri-Match
Euts Defeat Harris Stowe, Lose to Missouri Baptist
LaBoube Breaks STLCOP Record
Euts Go 3-3; Hitpas Named to All-Tournament Team
Eutectics Lead KIAC in Service Aces
Euts Split with KIAC Teams, Lose to LUB
Euts Enjoy First Win of 2013
Euts Fight Hard and Come Up Short
2013 Team Boasts Numbers
Plach Named NAIA Daktronics All-America Scholar-Athlete
Eutectics Advance to Second Round of KIAC Tourney 
Eutectics Head to Conference Tournament
Volleyball Team Finds Success
Euts Fall to Linx in Second Meeting of the Season 


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