After dropping the season opener on the road at Carl Junction, the Aurora volleyball team picked up a 2-0 win over Neosho at home on Tuesday. The Lady Houns rolled to 25-5 and 25-12 wins to improve to 1-1 on the new season.
In game one, the Lady Houns opened with a 9-0 scoring run before double-hit fault gave Neosho its first point. A kill by senior Emily Moore got Aurora back on track to go on another run, as senior Jacy Heller served up 10 straight points to make it 22-2.
Neosho picked up a couple more points on Aurora serving errors but could not make much happen offensively, and the Lady Houns won the first set easily by a 25-5 margin.
The second set began as a much more closely-contested affair, as the teams were neck and neck through the first 22 points. But a kill by senior Baylee Husmann gave the Lady Houns a 12-11 lead and began a scoring run by the Lady Houns that would only be interrupted by one Neosho point and two timeouts.
Sophomore Brooke Bellamy served out the last nine points for the Lady Houns, including a pair of aces, to give Aurora a 25-12 win in game two.
Moore led the Lady Houns on the night with seven kills, while Husmann added five and Bellamy contributed three. Senior Kiersten Coatney and junior Julia McVey added two each, while Heller had one. Bellamy and Heller led the ace count with four each, while senior Kaylee Huffman and junior Savannah Miller added two apiece.
Defensively, Moore led with three blocks, while Coatney added two and Bellamy came up with one. Meanwhile, Huffman and senior Rachel Negre led the digs category with five and four, respectively. Negre also racked up 15 assists on the night for Aurora.
The Lady Houns will compete this weekend in the Willard Tournament before returning to regular season action on Tuesday with a home match against Carthage.