Through the end of the first set, Republic and Carl Junction were as close as they could be. But when the Bulldogs eked out a 26-24 win, they built on the momentum to cruise the rest of the way, knocking off the Lady Tigers 26-24, 25-17, 25-13.
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Kailey Manes led Republic with eight kills and one block. Mykenzie Hicks had nine digs, Kaemyn Bekemeier racked up four service aces, and Payge Plank led the team in assists with 21.
Republic falls to 3-5-2 overall, 1-1 in the Central Ozark Conference. Carl Junction is 7-2.
The JV team won 25-21, 23-25, 17-15. Carl Junction won the freshman game 25-13, 25-17.
Photos by David Brazeal