DAVID CITY — The Schuyler Central High School volleyball team only had one match last week and it ended up being a loss in David City.
The Scouts took down Schuyler in straight sets, 25-13, 25-12, 25-14, on Sept. 21.
Schuyler (6-6) had won four matches in a row and was showing improvement each match, but couldn’t keep that streak going against David City (6-9).
“Even though the game did not go the way that we wanted, the girls never gave up. They played hard until the end,” Schuyler head coach Jenna Saalfeld said. “When Maria Semerad suffered an ankle injury early on in the first set, it forced Lauren Kasik and Haylee Korth to play their own back rows, which they are not used to doing. Both girls really stepped up and did a great job with their new roles for the night.”
David City seized control of the first set then stormed past the Lady Warriors in the second and third sets.
“The loss of momentum early on after Semerad was injured was difficult for the girls to get back. David City was a tough team and they came ready to play,” Saalfeld said.
Despite the unexpected result, Schuyler sophomore Anna Rocheford said, “We are not calling it a loss; we are calling it a learning experience. We are ready to move on to more great practices and more great games.”
The Lady Warriors came up with 10 kills in the match. Kinzie Petersen led the team with three and Korth and Kameryn Healy added two each.
Petersen also paced the team with two aces and Healy had all 10 assists.
Schuyler collected four blocks with one each from Korth, Rachel Shonka, Kasik and Petersen.
Despite her early exit with the injury, Semerad led SCHS with three digs.
Schuyler plays its homecoming week match Thursday against Adams Central (6-9) before traveling Saturday to the Mercy Invite.