MACOMB, Ill. -- The Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team sent a message Wednesday night to another potential postseason opponent about the road that lies ahead.
It could be a bumpy ride for everyone else.
The Raiders overwhelmed Macomb with solid serving and defense, ringing up a 25-14, 25-19 victory at the Hangar. QND, now 21-0 overall, had eight aces as a team.
Sydney Hummert finished with 11 kills and Meredith Siebers had seven kills, while Taylor Keck finished with 10 digs and Maddie Peters dished our 21 assists.
Suns swept by Cyclones
The Southeastern volleyball team suffered a 25-17, 25-12 loss to West Prairie. Taylor Wagner had three kills and seven digs for the Suns, while Avery Waner had six digs and Riley Bozarth had four assists.
Bulldogs bury Pirates early
The Mexico softball team scored three runs in the top of the first inning and rang up a 7-1 North Central Missouri Conference victory over Hannibal at Veterans Field.
Kylie McAfee allowed only two unearned runs as the Pirates committed two errors. Hannibal scratched across a run in the bottom of the fourth on Emilee Wilson's one-out single. Alyssa Hart had a double as the Pirates were limited to just four hits. McAfee walked two and struck out one, while Mexico's Hayley Mills struck out four and walked four in earning the victory.
Indians finish strong
After scoring in each of the first four innings to build a one-run lead, the Clark County softball team put a stamp on a 12-8 victory over Putnam County with a three-run sixth inning.
Alexis Ellison hit a solo home run with one out in the sixth, and Isiabell Acklie belted a two-run homer with two outs. The Indians finished with 13 hits, including eight extra-base hits.
Ellison went 4 for 4 with three runs scored and two RBIs, while Kiara Brunk and Elly Hamner had two hits apiece. Ellison relieved Ashlyn Ebeling in the fourth inning and allowed two runs and two hits over 3 2/3 innings to earn the victory. She struck out eight and walked none.
Merrell, Cougars handcuff Eagles
Lauren Merrell struck out 14 and allowed just one hit to lead the Highland softball team to a 4-2 victory over Knox County.
The Eagles scratched across two runs in the top of the first as Kinsley Johnson reached on a dropped third strike and Daniela Dooley reached on an error. After Johnson scored on a passed ball, Riley Strange singled to put runners at the corners. One out later, Dooley scored on Kaitlin Campbell's groundout.
Highland scored once in the third as Merrell tripled and scored on Amber Megee's single. In the fourth, Highland look the lead as Payton Miller scored on Brianna Neisen's double and Megee delivered an RBI single. In the sixth, the Cougars added an insurance run on Merrell's RBI double. Merrell, Megee and Miller had two hits apiece.
Wildcats shut out in Heart action
The Culver-Stockton College women's soccer team allowed five second-half goals in a 6-0 loss to No. 8 Central Methodist on Heart of America Athletic Conference action.
The Eagles scored in the game's opening minute and outshot the Wildcats 9-3 in the first half, but led only 1-0. That changed as Central Methodist (13-0-0, 6-0-0 Heart) scored three goals in the first 13 minutes of the second half. C-SC (8-4-1, 2-3-1 Heart) had nine shots on goal.
No. 1 Eagles blast Wildcats
The No. 1-ranked Central Methodist men's soccer team put 21 shots on goal and picked up a 10-0 victory over Culver-Stockton College in Heart of America Athleti Conference action at Davis Field. The Eagles peppered the Wildcats with 40 shots overall. They had a 3-0 lead at halftime and then scored seven times on 13 shots in the second half. The Wildcats (3-10, 1-5 Heart) finished with five shots total.