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Southern Boone begins district play tonight in the Class 3 District 8 Tournament. The Lady Eagles are the 2nd Seed in the seven team district. The Lady Eagles have won 6 of their last 8 matches heading in to the tournament and have an overall record of 13-14-1 on the season. Southern Boone’s opening round opponent is Fulton. The Hornets are 1-25-2 on the season and have lost their last 17 matches. The Lady Eagles have defeated Fulton twice, once at home and once at the Eldon Tournament. Both times Southern Boone won 2 sets to 0. Southern Boone is 4-0 overall against their district opponents. Besides Fulton, the Lady Eagles defeated the 4th Seeded Centralia Panthers 2 sets to 1, and the 3rd Seeded Boonville Pirates 2 sets to 1.

Here is how the rest of the district opponents look;

The Kirksville Lady Tigers are seeded 1st in this district with a 20-9-3 record and will recieve a bye in the First Round of the tournament. Kirksville has gone 8-0 against other district opponents this year. Kirksville defeated Centralia 2 sets to 0 a couple of weeks ago. Kirksville beat the 5th seeded Marshall Lady Owls twice this year (2 sets to 0 and 2 sets to 1). They beat the 6th seeded Mexico Lady Bulldogs twice (2 sets to 0) and they feasted upon Fulton three times they year. The Lady Tigers will play the winner of the Centralia vs Marshall match.

Boonville is the 3rd seed of the district with a 11-10-1 record on the season. The Lady Pirates are 3-2 against the district. Besides losing their match against Southern Boone, they lost to Mexico last month (2 sets to 1). They battled back and defeated Mexico last week 2 sets to 1. They also defeated Fulton (2 sets to 0) and Marshall (2 sets to 0). Boonville will face Mexico one more time in the first round of the tournament.

Centralia is the 4th seed of the district with a 13-11-1 record on the season. The Lady Panthers are 2-2 against the district, losing to the top seeded Kirksville and to 2nd seeded Southern Boone. Centralia defeated Fulton and Mexico during the regular season. The Lady Panthers will face Marshall in the opening round.

Marshall is the 5th seed of the district with a 14-14-4 record on the season. The Lady Owls are 2-3 against the district this season, losing twice to top seeded Kirksville and once to 3rd seeded Boonville. Marshall defeated Mexico twice this season 2 sets to 0.

Mexico is the 6th seed of the district with a 6-19-2 record on the season. The Lady Bulldogs are 3-6 against the district this season, with two wins against the Fulton Hornets and one against Boonville (splitting their two matches). Mexico lost twice to Kirksville and Marshall and also dropped matches against Centralia and Southern Boone. Mexico will face off against Boonville once more with the winner taking on the winner of the Southern Boone vs Fulton match.

Fulton is the 7th seed of the district with a 1-25-2 record on the season. The Lady Hornets are 0-8 against the district this season. They have faced everyone in the district except for the Marshall Lady Owls.

Here is the bracket for the district tournament with dates and game times. All matches will be held at Centralia High School, located at 849 South Jefferson Street in Centralia, Missouri.

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