WISNER — The Schuyler Central High School volleyball team hit the road for its season-opening match Aug. 24, when the Lady Warriors faced Wisner-Pilger.

Schuyler dropped the road match in three sets, 25-15, 25-14 and 25-17.

In her first season at the helm for the Lady Warriors, Schuyler head coach Jenna Saalfeld was hoping for a better start, but she did see several positives in the defeat.

“It was not the outcome we wanted, but the girls were very positive after the game. They all played hard and improved on a lot of aspects of the game. They are determined to continue to get better both individually and as a team,” she said.

“We had a team goal tonight to work on making better passes and we were very close to making that goal happen,” Saalfeld added.

Junior Rachel Shonka and sophomore Kinzie Petersen stood out at the net for Schuyler. Both players came up with several key blocks and attacked well along the front line.

Schuyler plays Thursday at Cornerstone Christian in Bellevue.

“We have the right winning attitude going into our next match. It was great to see the girls work together as a team. They celebrated each other’s successes and were supportive of each other when we were down,” Saalfeld said. “I believe this helped them in their confidence to play hard this week and to make great plays in upcoming weeks.”

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